Social Media for LearningThe aim of this blog is to help you explore the different ways you can interact online using social media and the tools to help you do this.
Introducing Social MediaSo what is social media you might ask? Social Media is an umbrella term for web based and mobile technology that allows the user to produce and share information with others using text and/or media (video, audio, images), who in turn are then able to engage in a interactive dialogue about the content.
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Who are you Tweeting to? This is an important question to consider. It may be that you have just started Tweeting and deciding who you think might be interesting to follow. As you become more confident it is likely that … Continue reading
This post aims to highlight some simple but valuable tips you can use to develop or indeed enhance your blog. 1. Start from the blog itself Choose a nice template and make use of the header to visually display what … Continue reading
The useful infographic below was created by TeachThought and the University of Southern California (with permission to re-use). Thanks Anne Hole for tweeting this. The infographic looks at two important ways to use Twitter: a) in the classroom and b) … Continue reading
Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. Those watching the … Continue reading
I came across this book after reading an article on Edutopia by Vicki Davis, an inspirational educator known on Twitter as @coolcatteacher. Vicki’s article is about Digital Citizenship and she shares her 9Ps for proactive knowledge. Within the book (which I have … Continue reading
What is it? Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. … Continue reading
The slide deck above was created by Bonnie Zink a fellow social media enthusiast and Hootsuite Ambassador. I first connected with Bonnie about 3 years ago when participating in the weekly #HSUchat (a tweetchat exploring the use of social media … Continue reading
Definitions of netiquette The informal code of behaviour on the internet Rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when you are using the Internet The etiquette of the Internet; polite online behavior A breach of … Continue reading
1 – Your Username Choose a name that is easy for others to remember and use Don’t make it too long as this will eat into the 140 characters if others retweet your posts 2 – Your Avatar Don’t be … Continue reading
The inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference is to be held on 18th December 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University. The call for papers has just gone out and closes Midday 3rd September 2015. Full details can be found on the … Continue reading