Social media

Social media is any website, application or computer-mediated tool that enables the creation, exchange and sharing of content, and ideas and social networking. Examples include blogs, wikis, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp.

Students using an computer clusterSocial media can be used to:

  • Promote or market your course or a specific workshop or session you are offering for students;
  • To build a sense of community or shared discussion on a module or course;
  • To directly support discussion both within and outside the classroom.

How can LTDS help:

There are some great examples of Newcastle staff already using social media in their teaching on our Case Studies Database.

The Learning and Teaching Development Service has a blog, and uses Twitter for LTDS (@ncl_LTDS).

We can offer advice and guidance on how social media might be useful in your teaching, as well as guidance and support on ensuring that both you and your students can work safely online.

Case studies available

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