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Wednesday, July 29 • 09:31 - 10:30
Panel 2A: "More Than Just a “Follower”: How Is Academia Being Influenced by Online Communities of Practice & Networked Scholarship?"

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  • Laura Pasquini, University of North Texas
  • Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Rebecca J. Hogue, University of Ottawa
  • Sava saheli singh, New York University
  • Jessica Knott, Michigan State University

This panel will focus on the intersections between social media and academia, in relation to the theme of Social Media’s Impact on Society, but discussion will examine impact through the lens of trust and credibility within online communities. In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks and communities of practice. This fosters extensive cross-disciplinary public ties and rewards connection, collaboration, and curation between individuals rather than roles or institutions. These informal online developments and support networks in higher education is contributing to scholarly publications, professional development, and personal support. That being said, participation within these networks offers both opportunities and challenges with engagement. This panel will discuss their perspectives and encourage audience participants to share their stories, questions, and ideas on this topic.

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Rebecca Hogue

PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa
I’m Rebecca J Hogue (@rjhogue). I’m a blogger (http://rjh.goingeast.ca, http://bcbecky.com, and http://goingeast.ca), a scholar, an educator, and aspiring writer. I'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. I teach Emerging Technologies and Instructional Design online. My research and innovation interests are in the development of health literacy through peer-to-peer... Read More →
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Laura Pasquini

Lecturer/Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Texas/Royal Roads University
Exploring communities & networks for #OrgLearning and HRD.@UNTCOI Lecturer.@RoyalRoads Postdoctoral Researcher. Past & founding Editor of the @LPQuarterly.On @NACADA Council.#edusocmedia #OER #edtech #highered
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sava saheli singh

NYU, United States of America
sava is currently a PhD candidate in the Educational Communication and Technology program at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. she looks at the role twitter plays in academic communities and communication. she pays special attention to when, why, and how these constructs and flows break, and how to subvert them.
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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 UK, and Inside Higher Ed, as well as peer-reviewed academic venues, Bonnie has advised educational projects and programs in Sweden, the UK, the US, and Canada... Read More →

Wednesday July 29, 2015 09:31 - 10:30
(8th Floor) TRS 2-166 (Ted Rogers School of Management) 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

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