Drawing on a critical synthesis and analysis from recent research on this rapidly evolving phenomenon, this monograph examines:
- some of the assumptions and presumptions around social media,
- how social media is used and how it shapes the student experience and student development, and
- best practices for enhancing curricular and co-curricular communities of practice.
This is the 5th issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.