Using Social Media to Promote Deep Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Honeychurch, S. and Ahmed, S. (2016) Using Social Media to Promote Deep Learning and Increase Student Engagement. In: Social Media for Learning in Higher Education, Sheffield, UK, 18 Dec 2015, ISBN 9781843873945 (doi:10.7190/SocMedHE/2015/4)

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In this paper we discuss an intervention that was introduced at the University of Glasgow in order to address problems of scheduling face to face Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions in the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE). Using Facebook groups, the authors have successfully implemented a Virtual Peer Assisted Learning (VPAL) model. We begin by discussing the background to choosing VPAL as a model and Facebook groups as a method of delivery, and then set out our model in detail. We next present some recent student feedback and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of our model. We end by also commenting on the sustainability and transferability of this design.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Honeychurch, Ms Sarah and Ahmed, Mrs Shazia
Authors: Honeychurch, S., and Ahmed, S.
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
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