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Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

ISBN: 978-1-118-11828-3
144 pages
April 2012, Jossey-Bass
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July 18, 2012
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Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

Social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, are changing the way that people across the globe communicate, share ideas, and build networks. The interest in social media is quickly increasing, and as with many other technologies, the educational community is looking to harness the potential of these technologies to overcome challenges in the classroom and on campus.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS  provides strategies to help design learning activities within a course that will take advantage of social media in order to better meet student's needs and increase the course effectiveness.  This important book  includes case studies and best practices taken from actual educational uses in order to to demonstrate social media’s ability to increase course communication and interactivity as well as create engaging learning activities.

Based on solid pedagogical theory and research, author Tanya Joosten identifies how to use social media for specific outcomes, including a decade of the use of social media in her own courses.  She provides evidence-based use and practices informed by several ongoing social media pilot projects at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as well as research documenting educational uses of social media.

Its vital for professors to continue to evolve as technology does and SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EDUCATORS is here to help teachers improve student learning and performance.