Social Media for Education

This website is designed for the instructors in higher education who are interested in how to utilise Social Media for Education. We will provide you with guidelines on how to use social media, tailored to your instructional setting, based on educational and pedagogical theorem.
How It Works?
Analyzing Teaching Process
In the first step we will help you analyse your teaching process by asking four key questions:
  1. What are your teaching goals?
  2. What content do you intend to use?
  3. What instructional methods do you plan to use?
  4. How will the students’ work be assessed?
Identifying Appropriate Social Media Types
Based on the answers in Step 1, we will work out which social media types will best suit your instructional setting. To help us do this, we will use an algorithm based on pedagogical principles and instructional design theory.
Applying the Guidelines
In this step we will provide guidelines about how you can apply the social media activities identified in Step 2 to your particular instructional setting.
To help us build up an evidence-based library about the use of social media in teaching, and to help other colleagues in the sector, we would kindly ask you to provide us with feedback about the impact of these activities on your students’ learning.
 
About the project
Social Media for Education is the outcome of a workpackage of an EU FP7 Era.Net RUS (Russia) project called Somecat (Social Media as a Catalyser for Cross National Learning).

Somecat is a joint project between the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Coordinator); the Political Science Department of Perm State University (Russia); the Department of Informatics at Ankara University (Turkey) and the nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research (Germany).

If you have questions regarding "Social Media for Education", if you do research in similar areas, if you are wondering if this offer could also be implemented in your language or any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
 

Query Wizard

Not sure which type of social media is right for your class?

No problem, just answer four quick questions about the way you teach and what you want your students to learn. Based on your answers, we can tell you which of the six types of social media is best for you.

If you are not sure about how to use the different social platforms, follow our tutorials!
So you are willing to use social media as a support to your educational processes.
 
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