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What Educational Leaders Should Know about Social Media, Collaboration, and Doctoral Learning

Short Description

A diminutive amount of research can be found about how or why doctoral students use social media to enhance their Personal Learning Network (PLN) and learning environmental designs. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore through content analysis both the views and experiences of a group of doctoral students using Facebook. Leaders will gain useful information and insight into the impact of social media on teaching, research, culture, and learning environmental designs.

How Female Students Describe Their Online Learning Experiences Using Social Media

Project Lead: 
Debbie Ritter-Williams
Project Description: 

The purpose of the qualitative content analysis study is to explore the descriptions of online learning offered by female students via social media platforms. Research show that virtual classrooms seem particularly beneficial for female students, social media messages could be a powerful force in persuading women students to pursue education online.

Foundational Theories of Social Media Tools and Cultural Competency: A Systematic Literature Review


Nunn, S., Brown-Joseph, L., & Susberry Hill, M. (2016, October 19). Foundational theories of social media tools and cultural competency: A systematic literature review. Paper presented at the Assocation of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Convention, Las Vegas, NV.



CEITR Research Team Wins McJulien Scholar Best Paper Award at AECT

On June 16, 2016, three researchers with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) wer

Successful Research Project Leads to Inclusion in Academic Book to be Published by Routledge

For one team of researchers with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research, months of hard wor


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