Here are some of my go-to books on social media for educators:
- Burgess, J, Marwick, A, & Poell, T (Eds.) (2018) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media. SAGE Publications, London; Thousand Oaks, Calif. [Open-access versions of the Editors’ Introduction plus 18 chapters are listed here by Thomas Poell, one of the editors].
- Carrigan, M. (2016). Social Media for Academics. London: Sage.
- Lupton, D. Mewburn, I & Thomson, P. (eds) (2017). The Digital Academic: Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education. London: Routledge.
- Veletsianos, G. (2016). Social media in academia: networked scholars. New York: Routledge.
- Weller, M. (2011). The digital scholar: How technology is transforming scholarly practice. Basingstoke: Bloomsbury Academic.
And here are some relevant conferences on these topics:
- #OER18 – The 9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy. 18-19 April 2018, Bristol, UK. Twitter: @OERConf
- #NLC2018 – The 11th International Networked Learning Conference. 14-16 May 2018, Zagreb, Croatia. Twitter: @NLConf
- #SMSociety – The 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society. 18-20 July 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Twitter: @SocMediaConf
Research on these subjects is published across a wide range of academic journals. One good place to start is:
- Social Media + Society – an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that is open-access, so everyone can read the articles.