Free Online Course
Social Media for Active Learning
March 24 - April 20, 2014
This professional development course, lead by Dr. Vanessa P. Dennen of Florida State University, helps instructors, trainers, and instructional designers better use social media to support learning, whether through informal networking or by embedding social media into formal learning contexts.
Over the four week, course, the course will cover:
- social media curation for education,
- developing social media lessons,
- developing and using personal learning networks,
- privacy and ethical issues related to using social media to support learning.
Whether you’re a newcomer to social media tools or quite familiar with them, this course will help you find new and better ways to reach and teach your students, connecting them with the rich network of online people and resources, and help them become active users and contributors within this network.
Each week we'll focus on a new topic and have new learning materials, a live chat, discussions, and a small project. You may complete the projects for each week – or just those that interest you most or best fit your schedule. You can earn badges during the weeks you choose to complete the projects, and you’ll be able to get feedback from our community of learners and teaching assistants.
About the Instructor
Vanessa Dennen is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University where she teaches courses on Web 2.0-based learning & performance, mobile learning, and internet-based inquiry. Her work focuses on fostering productive learning interactions and encouraging knowledge sharing and brokering in online environments, including social media. She is interested not only in formal learning settings, but also in professional development and informal online learning. Dennen has published and presented widely on topics such online discussion and online learning activities and learning via social media. She recently co-edited (with Jennifer B. Myers), Virtual Professional Development and Informal Learning in Online Environments.
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