Staff and students are encouraged to integrate social media into learning and teaching, where the use of social media is aligned to ACU’s social media policy and its use supports the instructional aims of the unit.
Implications for practice
- Staff and students should ensure they are familiar with ACU’s social media policy prior to using social media as a teaching and learning tool in their unit.
- When selecting social media tools for use in a unit, staff are mindful of the particular tools students prefer to use. Where a tool is unfamiliar to the student(s), staff provide or refer the student(s) to adequate learner support resources for that social media tool and support the student(s) during the unit in the use of the tool.
- Staff should allow students to opt out of participating in any non-assessed social media interactions and if opting out, the student should not be at any disadvantage in terms of achievement in the unit.
- The social media tool selected by staff should be one that is appropriate for students with a device of average capability and speed, and is brand agnostic.
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ACU Social Media policy
100 ways to use Twitter in education, by degree of difficulty (Edudemic)
Twitter in 10 minutes (PDF, 2758.64 KB)
sourced from https://leo.acu.edu.au/pluginfile.php/1002998/mod_resource/content/1/Twitter%20in%2010%20minutes.pdf (3 Nov 2016)