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An exploration of rural Arkansas K-12 educational leader's and community's social media use, by Amie L. Breshears

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An exploration of rural Arkansas K-12 educational leader's and community's social media use
Title
An exploration of rural Arkansas K-12 educational leader's and community's social media use
Statement of responsibility
by Amie L. Breshears
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Language
eng
Summary
This exploratory qualitative case study was designed to examine a rural Arkansas K-12 educational leaders and communitys communication using social media. Hoffman and Novaks (1996) model of marketing communications in a hypermedia computer-mediated environment served as the conceptual framework for analyzing the leaders social media use from the perspectives of students, parents, and faculty/staff members. The rural K-12 school was located in the northwest region of Arkansas. The studys participants included an educational leader nationally recognized for her use of technology and her students, parents, and faculty/staff members. Through information-gathering questionnaires, interviews, focus group sessions, observations, and document gathering, data were collected and triangulated. Three themes emerged through data analysis. The themes included: recognition of and appreciation for Mrs. Johnsons authentic proficient professional social media use on sites such as Twitter; the power of connectedness both in her relationships with students and with others around the nation through social media; and the positive impact of Mrs. Johnsons professional social media use on the school and its stakeholders, including the faculty/staff, students, and its reputation. These themes furnish an understanding of the phenomenon of a rural K-12 educational leaders professional social media use as perceived by faculty/staff, students, and parents. This studys findings indicated that a rural K-12 educational leaders students, parents, and faculty/staff positively perceive the leaders professional social media use as a sign of leadership in technology use, a model of responsible social media use, a fount of resources and ideas to be shared, and as a source of school pride and culture. Professional social media use may also function as an instantaneously-accessible personal learning network for educational leaders, supplying them with peer-connections, concepts, and information free from geographical limitations. While students, parents, and faculty/staff members may be novice users of technology or social media, they believe that the educational leaders professional social media use benefits the students and the school
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MUU
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1973-
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Breshears, Amie L.
Degree
Ed. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1956-
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Hutchinson, Sandra L.
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  • Educational leadership
  • Educational technology
  • Digital communications
  • Social media
  • Arkansas
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An exploration of rural Arkansas K-12 educational leader's and community's social media use, by Amie L. Breshears
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  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Missouri Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Sandy Hutchinson
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-154)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
965451514
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965451514
Label
An exploration of rural Arkansas K-12 educational leader's and community's social media use, by Amie L. Breshears
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Missouri Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Sandy Hutchinson
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-154)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
965451514
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965451514

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