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8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course

8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course

Planning to use social media in your upcoming course?  It can be a great way to enhance social learning and improve engagement.  There are a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching.

When deciding to use social media for a classroom assignment, ask yourself how the digital medium will foster engagement and enhance learning outcomes.  You also need to be aware of the implications of having students post content on third-party services (those not provided or hosted by your institution).   Social media usage in the classroom intersects with both FERPA and Copyright Compliance, so keep this checklist handy as you develop your class activity.

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