Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?

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 …

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Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use

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 …

Is there a place for Twitter in pre-service teachers lives? Introducing social media into Teacher Education

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 …

Education Hashtags – Which ones inspire you?

Dr Narelle Lemon (@rellypops) 12/06/12 11:18 AM Great hints RT “@teachfine: 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter #cdwedtechmagazine.com/k12/article/20… 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 …

Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

This post is a refereed paper that I have co-written with colleagues about Twitter and the place it can have in Teacher Education as a way to support personal learning networks. The paper is made available to contribute to the field and can be referenced as follows: Lemon, N., Thorneycroft, S., Jones, D., & Forner, …

Have you got your Twitter sneakers on? A question of ettiquette…

Do you have your Twitter sneakers on? Feeling comfy? Relaxed as you would be if you were wearing your sneakers on a casual Saturday morning while sipping coffee and reading the newspaper? Think you are at one with Twitter and your profile? Happy with how much time you spend on Twitter? Have you thought about …

Mountain bike riding and online learning communities: Parallels of skills and participation

It has what? [insert raised eye brows] What on earth are you thinking Narelle? [insert shaking of head] How can an active sport have parallels to something we do mostly sitting down? Really? [insert high pitch voice] I can hear you saying these things (and well a few people already have when I ran the …