Social Media in Education
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Using Social Media to Break Down Silos and Connect
The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently.
We’ve previously listed the binaries that hybrid pedagogy disrupts, such as scholarship / teaching, analog pedagogy / digital pedagogy, teaching and learning / critical pedagogy; Meanwhile, Teo Bishop’s “A Letter from a Hybrid Student” rightly calls for the disruption of the “teacher / student” binary (see also the discussion of “Participant Pedagogy” ) .
PC Hanif Sanghar was so pleased to have been involved in an operation to catch two vicious attackers that he tweeted he had "arrested the offenders", even though the suspects had yet to stand trial. The tweet was deleted and he was reprimanded. Doctors and nurses at a hospital in Swindon were suspended after posting pictures of themselves lying face down on resuscitation trolleys, ward floors and on the Wiltshire air ambulance helipad on Facebook as part of an internet craze called "the lying down game".
Your online social network circles could benefit your career. Photo by: Andy Wright A recent Google project on how social tools are used in business showed how those embracing them at work are more likely to get promoted than those who don't.
Are your colleagues bored of hearing about social media?
Schools are on a short list of organizations that have been notoriously slow to adopt emerging tech.
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As regular readers of the Energise 2-0 blog will know, we have a particular interest in the impact of social media on Higher Education. Previous articles have posed a number of pertinent questions relating to the future of Higher Education in a social world.
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Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional"The nature of knowledge is changing and, in this digital age, our definition of basic literacy urgently needs expanding" Photograph: Nick Gregory / Alamy/Alamy The nature of knowledge is changing and, in this digital age, our definition of basic literacy urgently needs expanding.
6.2.12 | Under a new set of social media guidelines (pdf) issued by the New York City Department of Education, teachers are required to obtain a supervisor’s approval before creating a “professional social media presence,” which is broadly defined as “any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs, internet websites, internet forums, and wikis.”
Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available to download as a PDF or view on Issuu.
Part One Update : Part Two has been posted.