Using social media to enhance learning and teaching

Dunn, L. (2013) Using social media to enhance learning and teaching. In: Social Media 2013: 18th International Conference on Education and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 1-3 Aug 2013,

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Social media has grown from its original conceptualisation and as it is realised today, it may offer a new construct to enhance learning and teaching. Greenhow and Gleason (2012) explore the use of Twitter and suggest that it may lead to increased engagement and better interaction between students and teachers. A similar view is held by Fusch, who explores the possibility that the resources at our disposal are as important as the learning intentions and that indeed, resources are needed which promote social communication, create a more interactive learning experience and promote collaboration amongst peer groups and staff (2011). The paper offers a synthesis of international literature and draws conclusions from a recent study carried out within The University of Glasgow. Crucially, it will explore the students’ perception and expectations on social media interaction within the context of their learning experience.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Learning, teaching, social media, technology, interactive, engagement.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunn, Mr Lee
Authors: Dunn, L.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
Research Group:ILETS
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher
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