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Contribution to Book
New Visual Social Media for the Higher Education Classroom
The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education (2014)
  • Julie A. Delello, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Dr. Rochell R. McWhorter, University of Texas at Tyler
This chapter examines how next-generation visual social platforms motivate students to capture authentic evidence of their learning and achievements, publish digital artifacts, and share content across visual social media. Educators are facing the immediate task of integrating social media into their current practice to meet the needs of the twenty-first century learner. Using a case study, this chapter highlights through empirical work how nascent visual social media platforms such as Pinterest are being utilized in the college classroom and concludes with projections on ways visual networking platforms will transform traditional models of education.
  • higher education,
  • Visual Social Media,
  • Social media,
  • Visual Literacy
Publication Date
G. Mallia
IGI Global
Publisher Statement
This chapter was first published by IGI Global in the book The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education.
Citation Information
Delello, J. A., & McWhorter, R. R. (2013). New visual social media for the higher education classroom. Textbook. Hershey, PA: In G. Mallia (Ed.), The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education: IGI Global.