Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them - HEATHER NGOMA, eCampus News

In the digital age, educator discomfort in using some social media can have a direct effect on students’ digital literacy skills. Here are some solutions.Despite clear advantages to advancing digital literacy, institutions often experience considerable roadblocks to implementing digital literacy initiatives. Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to an educator’s own comfort with social media. Educators with little to no training on how to integrate digital literacy exercises into the classroom run the risk of compromising their students’ development of valuable soft skills that can produce educational and professional career advantages.

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