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Learning social media: student and instructor perspectives

Robert Foster and Diane Rasmussen Neal

Abstract:

What is it that students are looking for to help them engage in courses today? Social media tools, which most students in university have grown up with over the past decade, help enhance the experience and provide a relatively new way for teachers to actively engage their students. How successful these tools are, like any teaching method, very much depends on the student and on the methods employed by the teacher. This chapter reviews the teaching and learning of social media tools and the methods employed by Dr Diane Rasmussen Neal in her ‘Social software and libraries’ course in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The ...

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