Measuring the social impact: how social media affects higher education institutions

Benson, Vladlena and Morgan, Stephanie (2014) Measuring the social impact: how social media affects higher education institutions. In: Implications of Social Media Use in Personal and Professional Settings. IGI Global, Hershey, USA, pp. 174-191. ISBN 9781466674011 (In Press)

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Abstract

Effective social media usage has particular challenges for HE institutions. The many opportunities afforded by social media, increasingly demanded by students, have negative potential. Social technology requires substantial investment to do well, and in particular, it can be very hard to measure its performance. In this chapter, the authors focus on how aligning with strategic objectives can reduce the risk and enhance the effectiveness of social media use throughout the student lifecycle. They also consider the risks which social media investment entails in HE. Using a case study of a UK university, the authors identify common themes for social media adoption in educational settings. They offer practical recommendations and key areas to consider before launching or enhancing a social media strategy in the field of HE.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management
Education
Business and finance > Business and management > Strategy
Computing
Business and finance
Depositing User: Vladlena Benson
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 17:09
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 11:42
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3865

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