Research Priorities & Publications
- investigate generational perceptions (i.e. - millennials, baby boomers, generation X) of social media in various contexts
- determine the best practices of using social media (i.e. - Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare) to reach potential customers and retain current customers
- investigate how social media (i.e. - Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare) can be used to facilitate communication within organizations
- examine current organizational policies focused on social media in the workplace.
- explore social media and privacy issues
- determine innovative methods to facilitate training and develop through social media
- determine the best practices of using social media (i.e. - Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare) in the classroom environment
Maben, S. K. & Malone, D. F. (in press). Live-blogging: a way to engage students, readers. College Media Review, http://cmreview.org/
Edwards, A. C. (2012). Social Media Spotlight: Why You Should Flip Your Classroom Now. The STATellite, 56(1), 22-22.
Baker, C. J. & Edwards. J. T. (2011, August). A holistic approach for establishing social presence in online courses and programs. International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Review. Retrieved from http://hetl.org/2011/08/17/social-presence-in-online-courses/
Edwards, J. T. & Edwards, A. C. (2011). The effectiveness of a digital dirt training workshop on millennial individuals. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development. 5(2).
Edwards, J. T. & Baker, C. J. (2010, December). A Case Study: Google Collaboration Applications as Online Course Teaching Tools. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 6(4), 828-838. Retrieved from http://jolt.merlot.org/vol6no4/edwards_1210.pdf
Edwards, J. T. & Helvie-Mason, L. (2010, April). Technology and instructional communication: Student usage and perceptions of Virtual Office Hours (VOHs). Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 6(1), 174-186. Retrieved from http://jolt.merlot.org/
Helvie-Mason, L. & Edwards, J. T. (2010, March). Twitter as an extension of the classroom. Academic Exchange Quarterly – Editor’s Choice Edition, 14(1), 35-40.
Baker, C. (2013, June). Strategic integration of social media for teaching and learning. Poster Presentation at the 2012 annual International Society for Technology in Education conference. San Antonio, Tx.
Edwards, A.C., & Helvie-Mason, L. (2013, January). Using Social Media To Get Hired in the New Economy. Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference. College Station, Texas
Edwards, A. C., & Baker, C.J. (2012, November). Using Free and Open Educational Resources in Your Online or Blended Course. Social Media Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
Hale, H., & Edwards, A. C. (2012, November). Social Media for the Online Learner. Social Media Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
Edwards, A. C. (2012, November). Flip Your Classroom! Social Media Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
Mulhern, Y. (2012, November). Rock Twitter Like A Boss. Social Media Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
Malone, D. F. & Maben, S. K., Social Media Conference, "From Classroom to Newsroom - How Social Media Helps Connect Student Journalists, Professors and Media Consumers," Texas Social Media Research Institute, Stephenville, Texas. (November 30, 2012).
Edwards, J. T., Maben, S. K., Helvie-Mason, L., NASPA Tech - Student Affairs Technology Conference, "Contributing to Student Success through Social Media," NASPA, Indianapolis, Indiana. (October 26, 2012).
Baker, C., Edwards, A.C., Carrell, J. (2012, October). Social media mash-ups in the online learning environment. Presentation at the 2012 annual Texas Blackboard Users Group conference, Killeen, Texas.
Edwards, J. T. & Maben, S. K., Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop, "How to create a student-run social media empire," Howard University and Bowie State University, Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2012).
Maben, S. K., Baker, C., Peak, K. W., Horton, C. C., & Edwards, A.C., Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop, "Social Media Synergy: The intersection of Academics & Social Media in a Semi-Rural Community (The Texas Social Media Research Institute)," Howard University and Bowie State University, Washington, D.C.. (September 27, 2012).
Maben, S. K., Pierce, M., King, H., & Smithey, M., Transition Week, "Staying Connected: Discover the BEST ways to communicate with your professors and fellow students using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, e-mail, text messaging, and other strategies," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (August 23, 2012).
Edwards, A. C. (2012, August). Flipping the Science Classroom Using Edmodo. EdmodoCon. Online.
Edwards, A. C. (2011, December). Social Media in Education: Technology Skills for Students and Teachers. Social Media Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
Maben, S. K., SSCA Annual Convention, "Facebook in the Classroom: Harnessing its Power for Student Learning and Engagement 24/7," Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, Texas. (April 11, 2012).
TSMRI Board Members and Interns, Excellence in Teaching 2012, "TSMRI –More Than Just Tweets, Facebook Updates, and Pinterest Pins," Center for Instructional Innovation, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (March 30, 2012).