[ACADEMIC] Checking in with @4NTWRKSMCR for #DSMMCM1819

I received a Twitter DM yesterday evening, from a group of students who I taught in the first year, and who have kept in touch with me over the past couple of years (pretty impressive when you consider that I've been away from work for most of the last two academic years). They are seeking 'backlinks' for their 'Digital and Social Media Marketing Communications Management' project, a final year unit where @groovegenerator encourages students to…

Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Supporting Learning #FOS4L

Today we're looking at 'Curating' - how do we ensure that we don't just collect content for ourselves, but share it (combining with advice as to what is useful). "Students expect academic, technical, administrative  and pastoral support as part of their educational provision." - especially distance learning students, and this makes a difference to success and retention. Undertake one of the following activities: Responding: Create a response to the scenario on your own or with…

"Educators should not assume that all young people are old hands online…"

Oh yes, have observed this first-hand, and tried to get this across in my book too: This is something that teaching staff on campus seldom realise, Professor Junco said. “If we keep in mind that not all students have the same level of skill and facility with new technologies, then we behave in ways as educators that help level the playing field,” he said. “One way this could play out is, if a student says…

Can students simply be consumers?

Using the analogy of requiring effort to go to a gym, higher education requires a significant input from students ... they cannot simply "buy" a degree off the shelf: Professor Enders said he did not believe it was truly possible to create a market in higher education with a range of fees, as the coalition government set out to do in 2010, because “you cannot really know about the value” of a degree. The difficulty…
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