Thursday, May 14, 2015

Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching - Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

I have this theory that if you are effective on social media then you stand a good chance of being effective in online teaching. How do these two activities go together? Two words: presence and community. The people who seem to get the most out of social media are those who dedicate themselves to being present on their platform of choice. The goal to invest in presence and achieve community are also the two hallmarks of effective online teaching. If you teach online you need be present. This does not mean answering every single discussion thread, or constantly putting up just-in-time videos to explain concepts. Rather, presence can take the form of active listening. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/effective-social-media-practices-and-good-online-teaching

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