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The Social Media tools for Learning and Teaching service offers advice and guidance in using social media, participatory, and collaborative tools in your learning and teaching activities.

Social media are computer-mediated technologies that allow the creating and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

Wikipedia definition of Social Media

Examples of participatory and collaborative tools:

  • Social Networks (e.g. Facebook / Twitter)
  • Blogging (e.g. WordPress / Blackboard Learn / Pebblepad)
  • Microblogging (e.g. Tumblr)
  • Shared Interest sharing sites (e.g. Flickr, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Media sharing sitesĀ  (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Media Hopper)
  • Collaborative digital tools for group work: (Wikis, Office 365, Evernote, Padlet, Trello, Google - docs/hangouts etc, )

We can:

  • Provide consultation, guidance, information and resources in the use of Social Media tools for learning and teaching.
  • Assist you with research and testing of new uses of Social Media and collaborative technology for learning and teaching.
  • Connect you with other people who are interested in similar approaches.
  • Arrange events to showcase what others are doing with Social Media and collaborative tools in their teaching activities.

Wikipedia definition of Social Media