Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2012

Publication Title

Journal of Public Affairs Education

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

449

Last Page

466

Abstract

Social networking is increasingly ubiquitous, and there is growing demand for professors and public administrators to use social networking to engage with students and citizens in new and more collaborative ways. However, using such tools effectively poses challenges for professors and public administrators. The focus of this paper is to explore the implications of using social networking for learning, professor-student relationships, and civic engagement. Using social networking applications in public affairs classrooms may provide an opportunity for professors to connect with students in new ways to enhance student empowerment and learning and enable students to learn how to more effectively use these tools for citizen empowerment and engagement.

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