Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Date: 
Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Starting time: 
14:00
Location: 
K 084

TED University Center for Teaching and Learning is inviting our academicians to the seminar entitled "Social Media for Teaching and Learning" by Prof.Dr. Yasemin Gülbahar.

Brief summary

Social media is gaining popularity especially in teaching-learning processes in recent years. To effectively integrate social media into education, teachers should be aware of various learning approaches, pedagogical effects and characteristics of social media together with the possible implementation scenarios. Hence to fulfil this need, this training is organized in a way that delivers theoretical basis and provides basis for discussion for implementation. Thus training starts with the presentation about "Instructional Methods of Teaching with an Online Focus" and continues with a discussion about "Flexible Design Approach", possible risks and benefits. After mentioning the "Pedagogical Differences between Media", participants will be expected to identify and discuss "Pedagogical Characteristics of Social Media for a Teaching Module/Course". In the second part of the training, the participants will be requested to use "Social Media Toolkit" after a presentation about "Models for Social Media Selection". Lastly, possible implementation scenarios for using social media will be shared by participants.

Description of training

Aims and objectives of the activities: Training aims to provide an insight about methods of teaching with an online focus, pedagogical differences between media with a special focus on social media.

Justification of the importance/currency/need for the proposed training / workshop: Social media is gaining popularity especially in teaching-learning processes in recent years. To effectively integrate social media into education, teachers should be aware of various learning approaches, pedagogical effects and characteristics of social media together with the possible implementation scenarios.

Format of the session (provisional agenda)
Presentation: Instructional Methods of Teaching with an Online Focus – 15 min.
Activity: Discussion about "Flexible Design Approach", possible risks and benefits – 15 min
Presentation: Pedagogical Differences between Media – 15 min
Activity: As a group work, identify and discuss Pedagogical Characteristics of Social Media for a Teaching Module/Course - 15 min
Presentation: Models for Social Media Selection - 15 min
Activity: Usage of Social Media Toolkit – 15 min
Presentation: Implementation Scenarios-15 min
Activity: Wrap-Up, Discussion and Conclusion – 15 min