Episode 131: Social Media and Social Scholarship with Christine Greenhow

In Episode 131, Dan and Michael chat with Dr. Christine Greenhow of Michigan State University about social media, social scholarship, and much more. This episode is part of a partnership with the SITE Social Media Special Interest Group.

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Episode 131

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Dan mentioned dana boyd’s 2014 book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
  2. Krutka, D. G., Manca, S., Galvin, S. M., Greenhow, C., Koehler, M. J., & Askari, E. (2019). Teaching “against” social media: Confronting problems of profit in the curriculum. Teachers College Record, 121(14). Retrieved from https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?contentid=23046
  3. Christine has written two articles on social scholarship:
    1. Greenhow, C., & Gleason, B. (2014). Social scholarship: Reconsidering scholarly practices in the age of social media. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(3), 392-402.
    2. Greenhow, C., Gleason, B., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2019). Social scholarship revisited: Changing scholarly practices in the age of social media. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(3), 987-1004.
    3. Greenhow, C., Li, J. & Mai, M. (2019). Social scholars: Learning through tweeting in the academic conference backchannel. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(4), 1656-1672. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12817
  4. This is the article where my colleagues and I argue that schools can honor work from PLNs: Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2017). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intention. TechTrends, 61(3), 246-252.
  5. Here’s the example of public history from his university that he mentioned: https://northtexan.unt.edu/issues/2019-fall/past-present
  6. We will add the link for the Teacher’s College Record issue on social media in education when it’s promoted… you can find some of the articles on their site, including ours:
    1. Krutka, D. G., Manca, S., Galvin, S. M., Greenhow, C., Koehler, M. J., & Askari, E. (2019). Teaching “against” social media: Confronting problems of profit in the curriculum. Teachers College Record, 121(14). Retrieved from https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?contentid=23046
    2. Greenhow, C., Galvin, S., Brandon, D., & Askari, E. (in press). A decade of research on K-12 teaching and teacher learning with social media: Insights on the state-of-the-field. Teachers College Record.
    3. Greenhow, C., Cho, V., Dennen, V., & Fishman, B. (2019). Education and social media: Research directions to guide a growing field. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from
      https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=23039
    4. Rehm, M., Manca, S., Brandon, D., Greenhow, C. (2019).Beyond disciplinary boundaries: Mapping educational science in the discourse on social media. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from
      https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=23050
  7. Find her website at cgreenhow.org or on Twitter @ChrisGreenhow

Biography

Christine Greenhow, Ph.D. is an associate professor of educational psychology and educational technology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on learning in social media contexts such as online social networks, from learning sciences, learning technologies and new literacy studies perspectives, and with the goal of improving theory, practice and policy. Her work aims to increase our understanding of the intellectual and social practices occurring in online, popular culture-inspired environments, analyze how those practices align, contradict or herald strategies, skills and dispositions valued in formal education, and use these insights to design more engaging spaces for learning. Formerly an assistant professor at the University of Maryland and a former high school teacher, Greenhow completed postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, earning the university’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. She was a visiting fellow at the Information and Society Project at Yale University, and is currently working on a book about social media, global education and policy. Her work has been featured in local, national and international news media. She has been active in educational reform efforts and is the co-founder of an award-winning educational non-profit. You can tweet her @chrisgreenhow or learn more on her website at http://www.cgreenhow.org/.

Acknowledgement
We would like to thank Sarah Galvin of Michigan State University for editing this episode as part of our partnership with the SITE Social Media Special Interest Group.

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