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Leaving school and heading to college can be seen as a big step for many teenagers and a potentially scary one. New building, new people, new course – there’s a lot on the minds of students when they come to the college for the first time. By using social media there is the opportunity to interact with potential students and calm their nerves. The official letter that provides their first day information is very formal, a reminder tweet the night before is more personal. Are they going to get lost on their way around? Not with a YouTube video that shows them how to get from Reception to the classroom.

College doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Social media can be used to answer questions and reduce fear of the unknown. If you use it properly…


About davefoord

Dave is an experienced FE and HE lecturer, who during his years of teaching (at Loughborough College), developed and perfected many techniques for providing high quality, innovative, and differentiated learning. Some of his best known work is in the area of ILT (e-learning) - using technology to enhance the learning experience. It is in this area that he has considerable experience and knowledge, and has received National recognition for his practical understanding and skills in this area of work. Dave has run over 1000 staff development sessions on over 100 different learning and teaching topics at Loughborough College, The University of Derby and since going free-lance. All of his sessions are very active, engaging sessions using a variety of different techniques.
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