New Edition of Acclaimed ‘Humans R Social Media’ Crafted from Faculty-Student Collaboration

June 12, 2024

“Students know so much about the the online was the iVoices Media Lab that supercharged the involvement of student voices in what our students learned.

A collection of images representing student interactions with social media

“Social media and humans exist in a world of mutual influence, and humans play central roles in how this influence is mediated and transferred,” says Diana Daly, a University of Arizona School of Information associate professor of practice.

“Most new media literature was years behind what my students were doing online and wasn’t written in plain language,” she says. “Popular articles cast social media as either a utopia that would solve all our problems or dystopia that caused them all. I wanted nuanced, up-to-date content about social media that students would actually read.”

That’s when she realized she would need to create that content herself—but not alone.

“I also knew a crucial part of the new textbook would be student voices and stories about their experiences with social media,” she says.

Read more, and gain access to this Open Educational Resource (OER) book on the School of Information website here.

Investigate Dr. Daly's VIP Team here: iVoices and Immersive Truth Media Lab