• Training Room

    STEP - Effectively use Social Media in Teaching & Learning
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    These workshops will help you learn how to use social media tools intelligently and responsibly to instruct, communicate with, and engage your students in ways that are familiar and meaningful to them.

Duration 2 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Now Booking

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Target Audience: Attendees should ideally have teaching responsibilities or at least have a vested interest in university teaching

 

Have you noticed how your students are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all the time? As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them! These workshops will help you learn how to use social media tools intelligently and responsibly to instruct, communicate with, and engage your students in ways that are familiar and meaningful to them.

In the first session, you will hear about specific social media services and how they can be used for teaching and learning. You will have a chance to try them out in the session. You will then be encouraged to use social media with your students in the following month.

In the second session, you will discuss your social media teaching experiences. You will learn how to address any challenges that arose in your trials. You will also explore how to take your social media teaching and learning practices even further!

Delivery: Graham Hills, 40 George Street (room GH450/451) Time 14:00 - 16:00

 First Session: 06/10/2017

 Second Session 10/11/2017

 

 Outcomes of the workshops: 

  • Identify specific social media and Web 2.0 services
  • Contextualise social media tools within teaching and learning in higher education
  • Apply Web 2.0 services to teaching and learning for increasing student engagement such as collaboration, synchronous and asynchronous discussion, resource sharing, video and text-based lecture sharing, and referencing/searching tools
  • Identify and address potential barriers to and risks of the use of social media in teaching and learning

 UKPSF Dimensions: A2, A4, A5, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3

 

 



Delivered By: Dr Diane Pennington

Prerequisites

Recommended: Attendees should ideally have teaching responsibilities or at least have a vested interest in university teaching.