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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!
Attendance at both workshops is expected as their will be course work to complete between the sessions.
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
When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.
Delivered By: Dr Diane Pennington