Instructor experiences with a social networking site in a higher education setting: Expectations, frustrations, appropriation, and compartmentalization

George Veletsianos, Royce Kimmons & Karen French
Researchers and practitioners have suggested that the use of social networking sites in formal education may be a worthwhile endeavor. Toward this goal, emerging learning platforms have included social networking features. Nevertheless, empirical literature examining user experiences, and more specifically instructor experiences, with these tools is limited. In this qualitative study, we address this gap in the literature by reporting the experiences of five instructors who used a social networking platform in their courses. We...
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