Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. William J. Charland

Second Advisor

Dr. Christina Chin

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Leneway


Social media, art education, twenty-first century, virtual learning, network

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study explores the use of social media in K-12 visual arts programs, focusing on why and how art educators choose to implement social media in their instructional practice. This study discusses benefits and disadvantages of social media as a pedagogical and creative tool in art education through analysis of the survey responses of 50 in-service teachers. Finally, specific social media platforms are recommended, with in-class examples provided for art teachers interested in using social media in their program.

Included in

Art Education Commons