Centre for Learning and Teaching

Social media

Online communities such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter are now commonplace for many students.

Accessible through a range of desktop and mobile devices, these applications can also be used productively to support your students and their interactions with you in a learning and teaching context.

Social media at the University

We have worked with colleagues on a number of initiatives over the last couple of years. We have aimed to utilise the power of these applications, whilst maintaining an overview of institutional systems and processes. These include:

  • advising on the integration of Twitter hashtags into Moodle courses and embedding of Vimeo media into Mahara
  • facilitating conversations around increasing student engagement with Moodle through the effective use of Facebook and Google Apps for Education.

Contact us to find out how you can embed the use of social media in learning and teaching activities