Journal of Public Affairs Education
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.
Eikenberry, Angela M., "Social Networking, Learning, and Civic Engagement: New Relationships between Professors and Students, Public Administrators and Citizens" (2012). Public Administration Faculty Publications. 32.