Using Social Media in Learning and Teaching

I was invited to give a presentation at University of the West of Scotland at their Student Experience Learning and Teaching (SELT) event on 2 April 2014. You can see all presentations via the Storify which is linked below. View the story “UWS Moving on in…..Social Networking” on Storify   The topic I was givenContinue reading “Using Social Media in Learning and Teaching”

Twitter and Student Engagement

Yesterday I had one of those experiences that remind me why I love my job. I met a group of academics from King Saud University, one of the world’s top universities. I had been asked to speak about the use of Twitter as a way to promote student engagement. The response was really terrific. LotsContinue reading “Twitter and Student Engagement”

The perils of social media

Previously I have blogged about why PhD students should use Twitter. This post has been motivated by a great post on spelling and grammar by Peter Matthews. One of the common criticisms of social media is that it encourages, or at least tolerates, poor spelling and grammar. As such universities should steer students away fromContinue reading “The perils of social media”

Why You Should Tweet!

Share β€œ I will #livetweet on use of twitter in research next Wed at 1215. Using #phdtweet. Please join in. More info to follow. #highered #loveHE Ian Elliott Fri, Apr 20 2012 05:03:39 ReplyRetweet Share Start of my #phdtweet talk on why PhD students should use Twitter. ian_c_elliott Fri, Apr 27 2012 08:24:29 My initialContinue reading “Why You Should Tweet!”