A compilation of our research on social media for teaching, learning, learning analytics and alt-metrics.

Publications

  • Comber, S., Durier-Copp, M., & Gruzd, A. (2018). Instructors’ Perceptions of Networked Learning and Analytics. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La Revue Canadienne de l’apprentissage et de La Technologie, 44(3). https://doi.org/10.21432/cjlt27644
  • Haythornthwaite, C., Kumar, P., Gruzd, A., Gilbert, S., Esteve Del Valle, M., & Paulin, D. (2018). Learning in the Wild: Coding for Learning and Practice on Reddit. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(3), 219–235. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2018.1498356
  • Gruzd, A., Paulin, D., & Haythornthwaite, C. (2016). Analyzing Social Media and Learning Through Content and Social Network Analysis: A Faceted Methodological Approach. Journal of Learning Analytics 3(3), 46-71. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1126777
  • Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Paulin, D., Gilbert, S., & Esteve del Valle, M. (2018, published online first in 2016). Uses and gratifications factors for social media use in teaching: Instructors’ perspectives. New Media and Society, 20(2), 475–494. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816662933
  • Wilson, L. and Gruzd, A. (2014). MOOCs – International Information and Education Phenomenon? Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 40(5): 35–40. DOI: 10.1002/bult.2014.1720400510
  • Gruzd, A., Staves, K., Wilk, A. (2012). Connected Scholars: Examining the Role of Social Media in Research Practices of Faculty using the UTAUT model. Computers in Human Behavior 28(6): 2340–2350. DOI: j.chb.2012.07.004 (5-Year Journal Impact Factor: 2.476)
  • Gruzd, A. and Sedo, D.R. (2012) #1b1t: Investigating Reading Practices at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century. Journal of Studies in Book Culture / Mémoires du Livre 3(2). DOI: 10.7202/1009347ar
  • Chung, C.J., Gruzd, A., Park, H.W. (2010). Developing an e-Research Tool for Humanities and Social Sciences: Korean Internet Network Miner on Blogosphere, Journal of Humanities (인문연구) 60(12): 429-446. ISSN 1598-2211. Available at http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/2608490
  • Gruzd, A. (2009). Studying Collaborative Learning Using Name Networks. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 50(4): 243-253.
  • Twidale, M.B., Gruzd, A. & Nichols, D.M. (2008). Writing in the Library: exploring tighter integration of digital library use with the writing process. Information Processing & Management 44(2): 558-580. DOI:10.1016/j.ipm.2007.05.010
  • Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., and Nahon, K. (2015). Introduction to Social Networking and Communities Minitrack. In Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS ’15). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 1993. DOI:10.1109/HICSS.2015.238
  • Haythornthwaite, C., Nahon, K. and Gruzd, A. (2014). Introduction to Social Networking and Communities Minitrack. In Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS ’14). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 1686. DOI:10.1109/HICSS.2014.215
  • Dimitrova, D., Wellman, B., Gruzd, A., Hayat, Z., Mo, G.Y., Mok, D., Robbins, T., Zhuo, X. (2013). NAVEL Gazing: Studying a Networked Scholarly Organization. In Evangelos Kranakis (Ed.) Advances in Network Analysis and its Applications. Springer, pp. 287-313. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30904-5_13
  • Gruzd, A. (2012). Non-Academic and Academic Social Networking Sites for Online Scholarly Communities. In Neal, D.R. (Ed.) Social Media for Academics: A practical guide. Chandos Publishing, pp. 21-37.
  • Gruzd, A. & Twidale M. (2011). Multitasking Made Easy: Supporting Academic Writing in Digital Libraries with an Ambient Search System, In Kuo Hung Huang (Ed.), Digital Libraries – Methods and Applications. Intech. ISBN: 978-953-307-203-6. Available at http://bit.ly/AmbientSearch

Conference Papers in Proceedings

  • Kumar, P., & Gruzd, A. (2019). Social Media for Informal Learning: a Case of #Twitterstorians. In Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Retrieved from http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/59691 {Best Paper Nomination}
  • Gruzd, A & Conroy, N. (2018). Designing a learning analytics dashboard for twitter-facilitated teaching. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3231644.3231704
  • Esteve Del Valle, M., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Kumar, P., Gilbert, S., Paulin, D. (2018). Learning in the wild: Predicting the formation of ties in ‘Ask’ subreddit communities using ERG models. In Proceedings of Networked Learning, May 14-16, 2018, Zagreb, Croatia. http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/del_valle.html
  • Kumar, P., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Gilbert, S., Esteve Del Valle, M., Paulin, D. (2018). Learning in the Wild: Coding Reddit for Learning and Practice. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50131
  • Collins, R., & Gruzd, A. (2017). Learning within Digital Media: Investigating the Relationships Between Student Citation Networks, Assignment Structures, and Learning Outcomes. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Available at https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41407
  • Esteve Del Valle, M., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Paulin, D., & Gilbert, S. (2017). Social Media in Educational Practice: Faculty Present and Future Use of Social Media in Teaching. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Available at https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41169
  • Absar, R., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., & Paulin, D. (2016). Linking Online Identities and Content in Connectivist MOOCs across Multiple Social Media Platforms. In Proceedings of the WWW 2016 Conference, April 11-15, 2016, Montréal, Québec, Canada. http://doi.org/10.1145/2872518.289045
  • Absar, R., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., & Paulin, D. (2015). Media Multiplexity in Connectivist MOOCs. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (pp. 424–425). New York, NY, USA: ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2723576.2723654
  • Paulin, D., Gilbert, S., Haythornthwaite, C., Gruzd, A., & Absar, R. (2015). Beyond the backchannel: Leveraging Twitter to enact learning processes. In Proceedings of the 2015 iConference. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73779
  • Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Paulin, D., Absar, R. and Huggett, M. (2014). Learning analytics for the social media age. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge (LAK ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 254-256. DOI:10.1145/2567574.2576773
  • Gruzd, A., Goertzen, M. (2013). Wired Academia: Why Social Science Scholars are using Social Media. Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, Maui, HI, USA, 3332 – 334. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2013.614
  • Steffen-Fluhr, N., Collins, R., Passerini, K., Wu, B., Gruzd, A., Zhu, M., Hiltz, R. (2012). Leveraging Social Network Data to Support Faculty Mentoring: Best Practices. Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) National Conference, June 25-27, 2012, Columbus, OH., USA. Available at http://ocs.sfu.ca/wepan/index.php/wepan2012/wepan2012/paper/view/277
  • Haythornthwaite, C. and Gruzd, A. (2012). Exploring Patterns and Configurations in Networked Learning Texts. Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, Maui, HI, USA. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2012.268
  • Gruzd, A., Staves, K., and Wilk, A. (2011). Tenure and Promotion in the Age of Online Social Media. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, October 9-13, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA. DOI: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801154 (Paper Acceptance Rate: 30%)
  • Haythornthwaite, C. & Gruzd, A. (2008). Analyzing Networked Learning Texts. Proceedings of Networked Learning Conference, Halkidiki, Greece, May 5-6, 2008, pp. 136-143. Available at http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/12828

Conference Papers

  • Esteve, M., Kumar, P., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Gilbert, S., & Paulin, D. (2017). Developing Learning Analytics Methods on Reddit. Learning & Student Analytics Conference (LSAC), October 26-27, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Gruzd, A., Kumar, P., Haythornthwaite, C., Esteve, M., Gilbert, S., & Paulin, D. (2017) Using Content Analysis to Study Learning in the Wild on Reddit. World Conference on Online Learning/ICDE2017, October 18-21, 2017, Toronto, Canada.
  • Collins, R., Steffen-Fluhr, N., Gruzd, A., Wu, B., Passerini K., and Zhu, M. (2012). Talking Through the Noise: Methodological Issues in Collecting Faculty Network Data.Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, March 12-18, 2012, Redondo Beach, CA, USA.
  • Gruzd, A., Wilk, A. and Staves, K. (2011). Scholarly Practices in the Age of Online Social Media. Proceedings of the 39th Canadian Association for Information Science conference, June 2 – 4, 2011, Fredericton, N.B. Canada.
  • Ye, P. and Gruzd, A. (2011) Studying Research Collaborations in GRAND via Coauthorship Networks. Conference paper presented at the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) conference, May 12-14, 2011, Vancouver, BC.
  • Dimitrova, D., Mok, D., Gruzd, A., Mo, G.Y., Hayat, Z. and Wellman, B. (2011). Networked Science: Discipline and Distance in Research Collaboration (NAVEL), Conference paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, February 8-13, 2011, St Pete Beach, FL.
  • Mo, G.Y., Dimitrova, D., Gruzd, A., Hayat, Z., and Wellman, B. (2011). Sequencing in Information Dissemination in Scholarly Networks, Conference paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, February 8-13, 2011, St Pete Beach, FL.
  • Gruzd, A. & Staves, K. (2011). Trends in scholarly use of online social media. Position paper presented at the Workshop on Changing Dynamics of Scientific Collaboration, the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Available at http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/14427
  • Wellman, B., Dimitrova, D., Gruzd, A., Mok, D., Hyatt, Z., Guangying, M. (2010). The role of ties in initiating collaborative research, Paper presented at the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Conference, June 29 – July 04, 2010, Trento, Italy.
  • Collins, R., Osatuyi, B., Steffen-Fluhr, N., and Gruzd, A. (2010). Women in Academia: Examining Women’s Positions in Social Networks Based on Faculty Co-authorship Data. Paper presented at the 13th Biannual Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT), May 13-15, 2010, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  • Gruzd, A. & Conroy, N. (2018). Learning Analytics Dashboard for Twitter. Poster presented at the BayLan Learning Analytics Conference, February 24, 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Absar, R., Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C, & Paulin, D. (2015). Media multiplexity in connectivist MOOCs. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 424-425. DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2723576.2723654
  • Gruzd, A., Haythornthwaite, C., Paulin, D., Absar, R. and Wilson, L. (2014). Social Media Integration for Teaching and Learning. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, June 6-8, 2013, May 28-30, 2014, St. Catharines, ON.
  • Gruzd, A. (2013). AcademiaMap – Social Media Dashboard for Academics. NSERC Workshop on EdTech Innovation, May 3, 2013, Calgary, AB.
  • Goertzen, M. and Gruzd, A. (2011) Publish or Perish…or Blog About It: Scholarly Communication and Information Dissemination Trends in the Age of Social Media. Conference poster presented at the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) conference, May 12-14, 2011, Vancouver, BC.
  • Gruzd, A. & Staves, K. (2011). How Online Social Media and Networks Are Changing Scholarly Practice. Poster presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference, January 4-7, 2011, San Diego, CA, USA.