Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice
Fig. 1. Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Courtesy of University Press of America, 2013.

University Press of America published a new book titled "Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice" edited by Kehbuma Langmia, Tia Tyree, Pamela O'Brien and Ingrid Sturgis.

Publication Data

Langmia, Kehbuma; Tyree, Tia; O'Brien, Pamela & Sturgis, Ingrid (Eds.). Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. University Press of America, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-7618-6195-9.


Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice examines how interactive technologies can be applied to teaching, research and the practice of communication. This book demonstrates how social media can be utilized in the classroom to build the skillsets of students going into journalism, public relations, integrated marketing, and other communications fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social Media History and Use by Pamela C. O’Brien 
Section I: Pedagogy
Chapter 1: Using Social Media and Creating Social Media Courses by Tia C. M. Tyree 
Chapter 2: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and Media-Sharing Sites in the Classroom by Jennifer B. Cox 
Chapter 3: Teaching Computational Literacy Through Game Design by Ingrid Sturgis & Todd Shurn 
Chapter 4: Social Media and Critical Pedagogy by Kehbuma Langmia & Stella-Monica Mpande 
Chapter 5: How to Do Communication Research Using Social Media Data by William B. Hart & Erica C. Taylor
Chapter 6: Conducting Research Utilizing Social Media: Best Practices by Jamie Cohen & Paul Mihailidis
Section II: Social Media Practices in the United States
Chapter 7: African Americans and Social Media by Jayne Cubbage 
Chapter 8: The Seven Sisters and Their Siblings Go Digital: An Analysis of Women’s Magazine Content on Websites, iPads, and Cell Phones by Yanick Rice Lamb & Kendra Desrosiers 
Chapter 9: Social Branding of College Students to Seek Employment by Jamila A Cupid & S. Lenise Wallace 
Chapter 10: Social Media, Law, and Practice by Angela D. Minor Esq
Section III: International Social Media Practices
Chapter 11: Participatory Media Impact on the Arab Spring by Adam Klein
Chapter 12: Social Media and Participatory Communication: The UNDP and the Diffusion of Empowerment by Nickesia S. Gordon 
Chapter 13: Cock Crow in the “Electronic Republic:” Social Media and Kenya’s 2013 Presidential Election by Kehbuma Langmia 

About the Authors

Kehbuma Langmia is an Associate Professor at Howard University within the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications. 

Tia C. M. Tyree is an Associate Professor at Howard University within the Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications. 

Pamela C. O’Brien is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Communications at Bowie State University. 

Ingrid Sturgis is an Assistant Professor/New Media in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University.

To order the book online visit the University Press of America website.