Students at Sheffield Hallam University

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March 3, 2017

WeLearn: the application of WeChat to empower social learning during a year abroad

#SocMedHE16 – The Empowered Learner? Duo Luan (University of Wales) and Simon Horrocks (Open University) consider the benefits and challenges of using social media to support students during a year abroad, for language and other programmes. Discussing the implications for social learning design which may be transferable into other contexts where students and staff in higher education are part of distributed learning communities, using research and examples from a WeChat group established to support students undertaking a year of study in China in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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March 3, 2017

Digital Socialisation in Social Work education: Bridging the knowledge gaps

#SocMedHE16 – The Empowered Learner? Amanda Taylor (University of Central Lancashire) provides an overview of a current research project which aims to investigate how technologies are being exploited within social work education for the digital socialisation of student social workers in preparation for practice. How equipped do students feel on qualification to navigate a practice landscape that is embroiled, shaped and influenced by the technological age?

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