Social Media is Dead; Long Live Social Media 27/11/2013 1300-1500 SG05

Wednesday 27 November, 1300-1500, SG05
or… using social media for learning and teaching
How do we use social media for learning? The question is phrased as “we” because social media blurs the distinctions between “student” and “teacher”. Social media explicitly makes us all learners.
In this TeaLab we will explore social media tools and use in and beyond the curriculum through a few case studies and our own experiences to spark discussion.
We will consider
  • Who uses social media
  • What tools they use
  • What the object/purpose of their use is
  • What communities they use social media in
  • What the “rules”, behaviours and norms of those communities might be
  • And what different roles are there among social media users in those communities
  • Finally we will consider what the outcomes might be for
We will also have a preview of the new Brookes Social Media Policy (need to be logged in to a Brookes Google mail account). And see also, Corporate Affairs Social Media Guidelines.
1300 Coffee and Cake
1315 Social media in and out of the curriculum: case studies
1415 The new Brookes Social Media Policy
1430 TeaLab future events



About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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