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Social Media Tips & Best Practices

In general, pick one or two NEW! EXCITING! THINGS! and see how those take off- don’t try to introduce too many new things. As a rule, people do not want to have to log in to more than two things to access information. They’ll want to feel like they’re getting something extra from it to be encouraged to use it. Providing links in your course site, perhaps to helpful instructions or YouTube tutorials for those unfamiliar, will keep them thinking about these alternate ways to reach you & additional information. Remind them of their digital footprint, acceptable use still applies. The internet lasts forever.



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Considerations and Cool Free Tools

The Help Wiki article [provides links and descriptions to several online tools, most of which are free, to help instructors provide an enriching online environment and save time].

The article from Educause discusses the issues to consider when linking third party applications into sites. You might find it helpful to point out some issues you may not of thought of. Educause - Policy as an Enabler of Student Engagement EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 104–105 by Merri Beth Lavagnino

A recent literature review article The role of social media in higher education classes (real and virtual) – A literature review details some of the issues and questions that currently exist in the academic dialogue on this topic. Several studies are included in this paper from September 2013.

For more help and information on using Social Media, please contact the Office of Open Learning.

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Other articles about Sakai tools and how instructors can use them:

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More Tools: Polls | Chat | Drop Box | Home | Discussions | News | Feedback | Sections | Lessons | Site Stats | Web Content | Wiki

Related articles: How to add tools to CLEW | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and Roles | Contact the CTL for help

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