While prominent scholars such as Professor Snarky and the Lego Academics are already harnessing the power of Twitter for connecting academic communities, Twitter is also a valuable tool for university teaching. There are a multitude of ways to use it, but here are three simple ones to try.
The #hashtag is bigger than Ben Hur.
#lolz #yolo #tigerblood #epicwinning #epicfail. A bit like Transformers, there is more to these random phrases than meets the eye. Come to a most outstanding workshop on Social Media in Learning and Teaching to discover what on earth is going on behind the mysterious #hashtag. Continue reading What does #QandA mean and why should I care?
Note: Actual Teche newsroom not pictured. (There isn’t one).
Blogging and social media are increasingly valued ways of communicating in academia – there’s never been a better time to join the higher education ‘global common room’. Meanwhile readership of Teche continues to grow (thank you, dear readers!). If you’re interested in contributing to Teche, or learning more about blogging in general, then this workshop is for you.
What concerns Macquarie academics about how students are using social media in class or for learning? Which discipline areas are currently using social media in teaching at Macquarie? (hint: it’s not necessarily the ones you might expect!)
Find out the answers to these questions and more at the forthcoming seminar on Integrating Social Media into Learning and Teaching.
There is a little community out there in the digital world called the ‘blogosphere’ and it’s massive
Online communities are popping up all the time. They tend to be communities focused around specific ideas, disciplines and interests. These communities are generally self organising and abide by mutually established and accepted set of rules and hierarchies. Some of these communities can be found on Twitter, Facebook or other social network sites. However the strongest online communities are generally identified as a collection of Continue reading Give your students a community for life with WordPress
Where is digital media?
This is an introduction to a series of blog posts focusing on contemporary issues relating to media, copyright law and creative commons. Comments are encouraged by all.
There is no doubt today’s society and culture is media rich. Videos, music, and interactive multimedia are now available as forms of digital media across the Internet. Continue reading A series on digital media, copyright and creative commons – Part 1: Media.