Students & Social Media…

Drs Pam Brown and Susan Stansberry had a discussion recently in the TECH Playground about a growing trend in the college.

students are utilizing social media to construct private groups to discuss classes and instructors. the results of these conversations are being revealed in course evaluations.

what, if any, data can we glean from these practices? what can we learn from these experiences? how can it affect how we teach/interact/etc in class? are these challenges for us to improve how and what we do?

drop by 326 willard and chat with us or leave us a comment!

tb

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3 responses to “Students & Social Media…

  1. Sheri Vasinda April 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    At my former university, the students make fb pages and invited the professor to the group. Maybe the profs should start the page. Could be viewed as open, transparent, and willing to meet students where they hang out. Also an opportunity to clear up misconceptions / misunderstandings as they arise.

  2. coetechplay April 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I suspect both (use of social media with instructor and use of social media private from instructor) might be students’ preference.

  3. toby June 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Dr. Vasinda wanted to share this website in this conversation.
    http://home.edweb.net/pathways-participation-preservice-teachers/
    an interesting piece on PLNs, COPs for those transitioning from preservice to the classroom.

    tb

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