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Video: Integrate social media into your classroom

NOV 20 2013

Janni Aragon, a professor at the University of Victoria, speaks about the social media tools she uses in her classroom – and explains how other professors can do the same thing.

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  1. George MacLean / November 20, 2013 at 15:30

    Thanks. Interesting from a technical perspective, but what’s the back story here? What is the pedagogical utility? When I build a course outline, where does social media fit? How can we use it so that it doesn’t become a distraction? Does social media provide real benefits to the lecture environment? I know there are positive answers to all of these questions, but I’m looking for substantive input from those with hands on experience.

  2. Colman Hogan / November 20, 2013 at 16:54

    Note to self: collapse of Western Civilization immanent b/c dinosaur profs don’t use social media.

  3. Rachel / November 28, 2013 at 16:09

    Don’t universities have an obligation to work with faculty who want to become experts in this area? Should it all be on the back of indiviudal faculty members? And the notion that “students will get angry with you” is so problemmatic on so many levels I am at a bit of a loss…not much of a motivator.

  4. A. Devaraj / December 12, 2013 at 09:03

    I corroborate MacLean’s apprehensions. Social media should not be a potential distractor to the leaners’ learning ability or ambiance.

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