I’m working with some colleagues on developing a manifesto for social media in learning and teaching in higher education. This is a passion project for me. One that I have invested in for a number of years now. With all my teaching in since 2012, I have integrated some form of social media into my … Continue reading Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?
Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney as a Visiting Research Fellow. We have been exploring how we can engage education audiences with learning and social media (you can read more here and here on initial thinking). It has been such an exciting adventure … Continue reading #MuseumEdOz is launched
A fellow passionate social media user for professional connections pinged me a great blog post that made me think about the value of tweets and how we critically read them. Jan (@Janpcim) and I have regularly talked about the value of social media for us as educators. We are both advocates of this way of working and … Continue reading The 9 commandments of Tweets that add no value
Over two days I was involved in what I’m calling a Think Tank. Great brains from different parts of the world, at different stages in their research, and indeed careers, all in one room discussing what is means to be a Digital Academic in the contemporary environment of higher education. As a part of the … Continue reading #AcademicsWhoTweet meets #digitalacademics
I'm writing a book chapter at the moment that celebrates pre-service teachers use of Twitter while studying visual arts as a part of their teacher education studies. I thought I would share some of the findings that I will share in the publication to get your response. I have been exploring the data through Wenger's (1998, 2000) Community of Practice framework. The … Continue reading Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use
Collaboration, community building, participation, and sharing are key outcomes and drivers of social media use (Lemon, 2012). For higher education the collection of Internet websites, services, and practices that support these outcomes can be achieved through use of social networking. The parallels that can be drawn to Twitter to engage and motivate academics as teacher … Continue reading Is there a place for Twitter in pre-service teachers lives? Introducing social media into Teacher Education
Dr Narelle Lemon (@rellypops) 12/06/12 11:18 AM Great hints RT â€œ@teachfine: 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter #cdwedtechmagazine.com/k12/article/20â€¦ via @EdTech_K12 This Tweet and subsequent blog post by @teachfine inspired some thinking about what hashtags I follow for inspiration and connections in learning and teaching. I like these streams as they are an initial contact point to current … Continue reading Education Hashtags – Which ones inspire you?