For information about the conference “Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching” please click here.

For information about the book “Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges” (edited by Bogdan Patrut, Monica Patrut, and Camelia Cmeciu) please click here.

“Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0”

Books published by IGI Global, 2012


  • Monica Patrut, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania
  • Bogdan Patrut, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania

Editorial Advisory Board (provisional)

  • Matthew J. Kruger-Ross, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, NC, United States
  • Mercedes Fisher, Milwaukee Area Technical College.
  • Sandra Hofhues, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Narelle Lemon, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Valentina Marinescu, University of Bucharest, Romania


This book is scheduled to be published by the IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), a prestigious international publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.

For information:

Dr. Bogdan Patrut

Department of Mathematics, Informatics, and Education Sciences

“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania

Tel.: +40 234 20 60 90  GSM: +40 728 88 22 88, +40 741 63 81 82 



Provisional Table of Contents

1.      Mădălina Manolache (Europe Direct Bacău Information Centre, Romania), Monica Pătruţ (“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Romania): The Use of New Web-based Technologies in Strategies of Teaching Gender Studies


2.      Matthew J. Kruger-Ross (North Carolina State University at Raleigh, NC, United States): Risky Media: Using Subversive Technologies in Education to Question Assumptions about Power, Teaching, and Assessment


3.      Narelle Lemon (RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia): @Twitter is Always Wondering What’s Happening: Learning with and through Social Networks in Higher Education


4.      Katherine Landau (Harmony Science Academy, Texas, United States): The Potential of Document Sharing for Scaffolding Writing Instruction


5.      David Mathew (University of Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom): Online Anxiety: Implications for Educational Design in a Web 2.0 World


6.      Ioana Boghian (Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania): Using Facebook in Teaching


7.      Sandra Hofhues (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Anna Heudorfer (University of Augsburg, Germany): Student’s Publishing Projects and Their Impact on Teaching and Learning


8.      Valentina Marinescu (University of Bucharest, Romania), Anca Velicu (Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy.  Romania): Usage of Social Media by Children and Teenagers: Results of EU KIDS Online II


9.      Swati Jaywant Rao Bute (National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India): Integrating Social Media and Traditional Media within the Academic Environment


10.  Marie-Luise Groß  (SAP AG / University of Vienna, Austria):   Personal Knowledge Management and Social Media: What Students Need to Learn for Business Life


11.  Theodosios Tsiakis (Alexadrian Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki     , Greece): Using Social Media as a Concept and Tool for Teaching Marketing Information Systems


12.  Ana Adi (University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom), Christina Gasser Scotte (University of Wyoming, United States): Where is your policy? Emerging Technology and Social Media Integration in Higher Education: Three Case Studies


13.  Ilya Levin (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), Andrei Kojukhov (Tel-Aviv University, Israel): Personalization of Learning Environments in a Post-industrial Class


14.  Osman Tolga Arıcak (Fatih University, Turkey), Taşkın Tanrıkulu (Fatih University, Turkey), Sinem Siyahhan (Arizona State University, United States), Hüseyin Kınay (Fatih University, Turkey): Cyberbullying: The Bad and the Ugly Side of Information Age


15.  Mar Camacho (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain): Making the Most of Informal and Situated Llearning Opportunities Through Mobile Learning

16.  Georgeta Drulă (University of Bucharest, Romania): Media and Communication Research Facing Social Media


1.      Domenico Consoli (University of Urbino, Italia), Monica Patrut (”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania): The implementation of an University 2.0 Model


2.      Maree Gruppetta (University of Newcastle, Australia), Terry Mason (University of Western Sydney, Australia): The Universal Appeal of Facebook©: Providing Access to Tertiary Students from Australian Aboriginal Communities


3.      Dorin Bocu (Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania), Răzvan Bocu (Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania), Bogdan Patrut (”Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania): The Role of the Web Technologies in Connection to the Communication’s Streamlining and Diversification between the Actors of a Learning System


4.      Scott Talan (American University, Washington D.C., United States), P. Sol Hart (American University, Washington D.C., United States): Implementing Twitter and other Social Media Tools in the Classroom