Social Learning Guidelines
5 Tips to Follow
1. What is Social Learning?
"Social learning helps people become more informed, gain a wider perspective, and
make better decisions by engaging with others" (Allen & Naughton, 2012).
Social media is not only used to interact with people for a personal use, but it can be resourceful for educational purposes. Its has proven to be an effective way for instructors, and peers to communicate.
2. Training Strategies
- Introductory course through Social Media
Student introduces themselves to professor through a social media cite that is requested from the student.
- Social Media based projects during course
Professor develops projects/assignments that require social media use throughout course.
- Post-Course Exercises
Professor enlightens students how some social media networks can be used for more then just projects.
3. Digital Citizenship
Social Media must be used correctly. If young students are not educated about Digital Citizenship it could be misused and abused. " Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use." It's a way for students and professors to interact respectfully through the use of social media.
4. Measure Outcomes
- Course Evaluation
Professors need to pay attention to how their online course is rated to see where improvements can be made.
- Check for Continuity
Make sure students are doing the assignments right.
5. Privacy is Key
This is a safety precaution that all students must take to prevent a hacking or any futuristic issues.