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[WELLINGTON] Digital Literacy to Enable Positive Effects of Social Media for Higher Education
April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre for Academic Development
This session will focus upon the positive opportunities available to academics within Higher Education roles through social media, drawing upon over twenty years as a practitioner using digital tools in both research and learning and teaching. How do you build your research profile online, and engage genuinely and usefully with others to move forward the research agenda without getting overwhelmed? How do you use digital and social media as part of your learning and teaching practice to connect with 21st century students?
Dr Bex Lewis is currently Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and has been Director of Social Media Consultancy Digital Fingerprint since 2001. She is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, first using digital options alongside her history PhD on British wartime propaganda posters in the 1990s. She is in New Zealand on a Writing Scholarship at Vaughan Park (Auckland), where she is working on the second edition of the popular text Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst. She was Technology Enhanced Learning Fellow in the Teaching and Learning Development Unit at the University of Winchester 2009-2012, which included a JISC project encouraging senior managers to understand the benefits of digital in education. In her previous role as Blended Learning Fellow in Digital Faith at the University of Durham 2012-2015, where she worked with churches on digital literacy initiatives alongside theoretical insights.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.