Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s about the conversation

For me social media is about the conversation. The ability to communicate, share and collaborate without the constraints of time and geography. From a learning perspective the wealth of curated information, content and links I get through social media means … Continue reading

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Benefits of social media

One of the benefits of social media, as a Learning Technologist is the development of transferable, life skills such as writing, publishing, self-editing, peer editing and virtualisation of work.

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Social Media

Some ideas… Promote open days Show current work – you tube videos Day in the life of a student – dismiss myths and rumours about college Tweet reminders about deadlines and important information Allow prospective students to ask questions/get information … Continue reading

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Benefits of social media

Allow learners to share ideas, resources (links, photos, videos), feedback and any other comments. Good way of setting up meetings, events, etc. Can embed safeguarding and responsible use of social media.

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Making sense of social media in education

Twitter can be used positively as a communication tool for students

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Sending scheduled tweets to aid revision

Services like Hootsuite or twuffer allow you to schedule tweets, so they are sent at pre-determined times. So a tutor could set up a series of revision questions, then schedule them to be released on a daily basis for a … Continue reading

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Marketing

Social media can be used to communicate with european partner organisations, home students can communicate instantly, regularly and easily with overseas students, share files, photos, videos etc. An example of sharing comenius exchange project http://www.comenius-exchange.eu/

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