Social media advice ...

The best social media advice I had was ... wait I have never had any. In a field that is still in its infancy - there are many quacks and charlatans (like me), talking about social media impact. Much of what is understood in terms of impact comes from a marketing/promotional perspective. Whereas (in my view) little is yet understood about the educational angle.

There are plenty of ideas around social media in education - as a support tool, extension tool and community tool. Yet, as an extension of the teaching - for teaching - doing teaching. This is happening, it is emergent and in my view an area that is substantially underdeveloped.

Below is a twitter survey conducted by Eric Stoller and shared at ScoMedHE15.


3% of 36 votes, tells me that one soul - rounded up pressed that button. Naturally it would be a better analysis if a larger audience was surveyed. But for the purposes of the argument - for now it helps make my point.

We are doing promotional work, we are creating student support spaces, group work spaces, conversational backchannels based on class content. Yet there seems to be little evidence of actual 'teaching' via social media.





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