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SMA:RT 2013 : Social Media in Academia - Research and Teaching


When Jun 7, 2013 - Jun 9, 2013
Where Vila Corola, Bacau
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2013
Notification Due Mar 20, 2013
Final Version Due May 20, 2013
Categories    social web   social networks   e-learning    education

Call For Papers


Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.
Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments


Bacau is the main city in Bacau County, Romania. With a population of 133,460, it is the 15th largest city in Romania. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrita River. The Ghimes Pass links Bacau to Transylvania. The famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci was born in Bacau County. The local time in Bacau is GMT+2. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Dublin, Brussels, Rome, Milano, Turin, and Bologna to Bacau


- Academic applications for podcasting
- Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist,, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
- Analytics for social media
- Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
- Document Managing and Editing Tools:,, Google Docs, Syncplicity
- How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
- Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
- Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
- Livecasting for education
- Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
- Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
- Personal Learning Environments
- Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
- Research in Social Media: journals, books, conferences, events
- Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
- Social media tools for schools and universities
- Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
- Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
- Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
- The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, Wordpress)
- The advertising of universities using social media
- Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
- Using microblogging (Google Buzz,, Twitter) for communicating academic events
- Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
- Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes

Professor Dr.Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University
Professor Dr.Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University, Ireland
Professor Dr.Sandra Hofhues, University of Education Heidelberg, Germany
Dr. Mandy Rohs, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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