Tag Archives: Social Media

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

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 practice.

Source: onlinelearningconsortium.org

As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
Spring: EDUC 656 930 January 17 – February 24, 2017

Source: www.uwstout.edu

This important and timely class helps you create a safe learning environment for your students. Learn how to prevent bullying in both face to face and online settings.


This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

NEW: E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center

This new resource is provided by the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program to help our students build careers as they find their path to the future. The site is open to all. 

Source: www2.uwstout.edu

Fresh career information about online teaching. Click in and discover how to create an education career that will take you around the world from your home office..

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.

Source: www.teachthought.com

Thanks to Maggie Rouman at UW-Stout for finding this clever article on Pinterest in the Classroom.

Episode 15: It’s More About the Social than the Media

Everyone has an opinion about the role of social media in education. In this episode hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson are joined by guest Dr. Tanya Joosten, author of Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices, as they consider the place of social media in online education.

Source: online.ucf.edu

Rich content, value added links, thoughtful dialog: time well spent!

Using Facebook to Enrich the Online Classroom

Some educators find Facebook daunting and potentially perilous, but the advantages are well worth it, especially once you master all the settings Facebook has to offer. Now, is it like being in the classroom? No, it’s not like being in the classroom, but it’s purposeful, interactive, and enjoyable, and exactly what my dry, strictly discussion-board online courses were missing. Facebook makes for an optimal virtual classroom, and this is why:

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

Ten good reason why using Facebook would enrich your online classroom.