Thursday, 5 November 2015

#myThirty30 Lynda.com recommendation: Social Media in the Classroom


Our second #myThirty30 Lynda.com recommendation is for those of you who are interested in harnessing common social media platforms—such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Flickr—to accelerate student learning.




We know how popular social media is with students. So can educators use this to their advantage? The tutorial explores "using social media to aid content mastery, increase academic focus, and foster effective classroom debate.”

Topics include engaging students with backchannels and polls, soliciting feedback for presentations, and assessing learning with Twitter, Facebook, and other tools. In a bonus chapter, you’ll also be shown how social media can extend students' experiences outside the classroom, providing opportunities for collaborative reading, group projects, fieldwork, and shared student portfolios.


Lynda.com is an online training library providing courses on a wide range of subjects such as IT software and systems, business skills and research tools.

To try it out, access Lynda.com via All Services in MUSE. Find out more about Lynda.com and the Lynda.com app here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics/training/lynda