Social Media Adoption in Adult Education ‒ Administrators' Experience

Jolita Šliogerienė, Giedrė Valūnaitė Oleškevičienė, Julia Fotheringham, Kirsty J. Palfreyman
2014 Public Policy and Administration  
The rapid development of social media poses a multitude of considerations on this technology adoption. The emphasis in literature is put mainly on student or teacher perspective and less emphasis is dedicated upon administrators who also represent an important group of stakeholders. The aim of the study is to examine the phenomenon of potential educational use of social media at the public institutions of adult education based on administrators' lived experience, taking into account how
more » ... account how administrative factor influences social media adoption in education. The findings reveal that admitting the advantages of social media use, administrators also identify certain problematic areas and have cautious attitudes towards social media in education. Keywords : social media, administrator's attitude, phenomenological approach, public institutions of education, educational administrators. Raktiniai žodžiai: socialinės medijos, administratorių požiūris, fenomenologinės prieigos, viešosios švietimo įstaigos, švietimo įstaigų administratoriai. Giedrė Valūnaite Oleškevičienė -Mykolo Romerio universiteto Politikos ir vadybos Fakulteto Filosofijos ir humanistikos instituto lektorė, socialinių mokslų doktorantė. Straipsnis įteiktas redakcijai 2014 m. rugsėjo mėn.; recenzuotas; parengtas spausdinti lapkričio mėn.
doi:10.13165/vpa-14-13-4-11 fatcat:mglcty24ebfdfbqs76ah6klu6a