8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course
Jennifer Rafferty, Director, OLC Institute for Professional Development,
a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching practice.
- how the digital medium will foster engagement and enhance learning outcomes.
- aware of the implications of having students post content on third-party services (those not provided or hosted by your institution).
- Social media usage in the classroom intersects with both FERPA and Copyright Compliance, so keep this checklist handy as you develop your class activity.
Include details about the activity in your syllabus & course description.
Link to institutional policies.
Use aliases for social media accounts.
Teach your students to use digital media responsibly.
Know where to provide assignment feedback.
Don’t use personal accounts for university business.
Understand the Terms of Service.
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Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. 2005. Using Digital Content. Retrieved on March 24, 2017 from http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/basics/teach.html
Educause, Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA Compliant? Retrieved on March 24, 2017 from http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/your-use-social-media-ferpa-compliant
Kind, T., Genrich G. and Chretien, K.(2010) Social Media Policies at US Medical Schools. Medical Education Online. Retrieved on March 24, 2017 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941429/
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Orlando, J., 2011. FERPA and Social Media, Faculty Focus. Retrieved on March 24, 2017 from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/ferpa-and-social-media/
more on social media for teaching practices in this IMS blog