Facebook for Dummies Smarties: A Guide for Engaging Students in Online Social Media

Abstract

Using a collaborative wiki approach, this site aims at gathering practical examples of how faculty and staff can engage students in online social spaces, using relevant digital media and online social utilities. Through the discussion of resources for educators, this wiki examines the liabilities and cautions of such a presence in these online spaces and hopefully moves the conversation from a good/bad dichotomy, towards a context specific focus. The wiki itself is an online social space aimed at engaging faculty and staff - thereby mirroring the form with the content.

About the Author

This project was conceived by Jonathan Howard , as his Master's project in Higher Education Leadership at the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Jonathan has presented at conferences about the intersection of social media use and college student development.