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Sunday, September 28 • 13:00 - 14:00
Panel 2A: "Networked Participatory Scholarship: Empirical perspectives on scholars use of social media"

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Social media have influenced not only the ways students connect with each other, but also the ways scholarship is organized, delivered, enacted, and experienced (Weller, 2011). The overarching objective of this panel is to examine the concept of Networked Participatory Scholarship, which refers to academics’ use of digital and social technologies to “share, reflect upon, critique, improve, validate, and further their scholarship” (Veletsianos & Kimmons, 2012). The five researchers participating in the panel are making significant contributions to our enhanced understanding of how and why academics are engaging in digital, social, networked, and social scholarship via the use of social media. Each panellist will contribute to the session through a conversation between panellists. To summarize their contributions: 

Scholars from disparate fields have discussed social media use in scholarship. However, such discussions are often disconnected.

Kimmons will disambiguate several terms describing emergent scholarship, including open, social, digital, and networked participatory scholarship and identify bridges between disciplines.

Gruzd will discuss results from a recently-completed SSHRC award that examined if, how, and why Canadian scholars and their international counterparts are using social media in their research.

Greenhow will discuss social scholarship and trends and challenges experienced by educational researchers in the United States based on a recent survey and interviews with PhD students, and early- and mid-career scholars.

Stewart will discuss the different ways and purposes scholars engage in networked participatory scholarship, based on a recent ethnographic study. She will examine changing identity roles for academics and scholars.

Veletsianos will synthesize the work presented above by discussing a framework he developed describing scholars’ social media participation. This framework views digital participation in networks of (a) knowledge creation and dissemination, (b) tension, (c) care and vulnerability, (d) disobedience, (e) fragmentation, and (f) transparency.


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George Veletsianos

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Royal Roads University
open and networked scholarship, online learning, social media, emerging pedagogies, student and faculty experiences in online settings

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Christine Greenhow

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Assistant Professor Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Michigan State University My research focuses on learning in social media contexts, the design of networked spaces for learning, and social scholarship practices with new media. Twitter: @chrisgreenhow... Read More →
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Anatoliy Gruzd

Associate Professor, Ryerson University
I am an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (Canada)Director of the Social Media Lab. I am also a co-editor of a new, multidisciplinary journal on Big Data and Societypublished by Sage. My research initiatives explore how the advent of social media and the growing availability of user-generated big data are changing the ways in which people communicate, collaborate and disseminate information and how these changes impact the social, economic... Read More →
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Royce Kimmons

Assistant Professor & Director, University of Idaho
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Bonnie Stewart

University of Prince Edward Island
Bonnie Stewart is a writer, educator, and researcher fascinated by who we are when we're online. She explores the intersections of knowledge and technologies in her work, taking up networks, institutions and identity in contemporary higher education. Published in Salon.com, The Guardian... Read More →

Sunday September 28, 2014 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
TRS 1-147 Ted Rogers School of Management

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