Social Scholarship

Social Scholarship


Social scholarship is a framework that takes into account how social media affect forms of scholarly activity including discovery and research, teaching and learning, integration, and application. Social scholarship continues to evolve in light of changing understandings in the field of educational technology and the role social media play in the academy. Recent examples of social scholarship include altmetrics, interdisciplinary projects, crowdsourced educational technology syllabi, and a reconsideration of the needs of research participants.


  1. Greenhow, C. M., Gleason, B., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2019). Social scholarship revisited: Changing scholarly practices in the age of social media. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50, 987-1004.
  2. Greenhow, C. M., Gleason, B., Marich, H., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2017). Educating social scholars: Examining novice researchers’ practices with social media. Qwerty – Open and Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education, 12(2), 30-45.


Formal analysis
Data curation
Writing - original draft
Writing - review & editing
Project administration
Funding acquisition

See the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) from Elsevier for full definitions of these terms.

K. Bret Staudt Willet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

I start as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies at Florida State University in August 2021. I research networked learning in online communities, exploring issues of agency in navigating the learning spaces afforded by social media.


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