This chapter argues that to align social media with community partnership building, all participants must develop a critical sensibility about these media. This sensibility must rearticulate social media to leverage their use toward the goals of the community action. A more thoughtful understanding of social media and their potentials and constraints can help to foment stronger, sustainable partnerships between higher education and community partners. This discussion is situated in a specific servicelearning professional writing course and offers strategies to rearticulate personal use toward more critical deployments of social media.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts, Models and Practices|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)