#LearnHacks – Using Adobe Voice to support student learning and research skills

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Andrew Tattersall (University of Sheffield) showcases the collection of short animated videos that he’s created using Adobe Voice. They focus on several themes including discoverability, curation, impact, collaboration and productivity. The collection of videos are hosted on iTunes U, YouTube and Vimeo.

Research Flashmobs: An online journal club using social media

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Anne-Marie Borneuf (Manchester Metropolitan University) delivers a 10 minute opportunity to interact in an online Flashmob in the form of a research journal club in order to enhance creative teaching, learning and digital literacy skills. Includes guidance on setting up an online journal club and deliberating the advantages and challenges of this innovative activity.

Social media use in teaching: Results from a questionnaire on use in higher education

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Caroline Haythornthwaite (University of British Columbia) reports on the results of a questionnaire (333 respondents) on the use of social media in teaching. The survey explored how extensively social media were being used in teaching, educators’ intentions in integrating these tools into their teaching, and their successes and/or difficulties in using the tools.

Using a collective blog to support the transition between work and formal learning

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Florence Dujardin (University of East Anglia) focuses on mature learners’ digital identities. To support their transition into a learning community, a Master’s module required these students to share a reflective blog. The study examines how their writing reflects increasing abilities and highlights the role of a peer audience in emerging digital confidence.

Experiences of social media in higher education: Barriers, enablers and next steps

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Alison Purvis (Health and Wellbeing), Helen Rodger (Learning Enhancement and Academic Development) and Sue Beckingham (Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences) share details of their study investigating current institutional practice of the use of social media to support and enhance learning.

Third Year Students as Social Media Consultants

SocMedHE15 – Finding Our Social Identity.

Luke Regan (Venture Matrix) and Chris Hall (Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences) give an overview of an assessment task designed to help students understand the value of their informal knowledge of social media within the job market. Working as consultants on live briefs with real world clients, students’ engagement, standards and employability comprehension were all increased.