Ever get up and check your phone straight away??

Australian social media use gives us some very clear pointers about how popular the channels and technologies are for sharing and consuming information. There are specific elements that make social media so engaging with the same psychological and behavioural principles equally applicable to an education and training context.

This session will show how to transfer the very same principles that make social media so appealing and use them in your own teaching practice. Plus, you'll see how to apply the principles that engage learners and maintain their interest without having to use actual social media (of course, you can incorporate it if your institution allows access, but if not, some viable alternatives for education are presented here).

And, this isn't just a session about how to use the same recipe for social media engagement in your learning environments, it's a session that will offer guidance on techniques to improve students' digital literacy skills while you're at it!

Join this session and by the end, you'll be able to:

  • Explain why social media is so appealing
  • Know how to leverage this appeal principle in your own facilitation of learning
  • Adapt the appeal strategies used by social media to create learning activities students will want to engage with
  • Set up engagement activities using digital tools that mimic the functions of actual social media sites - which is great for when you cannot or do not wish to use social media in your teaching

Note that this session is not about using social media in your lessons. It’s about how to take the same principles that make social media so popular - what has you coming back for more each day - and apply those principles to a learning environment.

Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the guide: Using social media to engage learners resource guide 

The other session in this series about leveraging strategies for interesting learning is: 

Other Details:

Recorded - February 2023

Duration - Approx. 60 mins

Access - 30 days from date of purchase

Past Feedback:

Here's what others who watched this session had to say:

"This was so interesting - thanks Allison!"

Hearing about the alternative tools to replicate social media when we can't use it in training was gold"

"Sometimes students might not have a social media account so knowing what else I can do is helpful"

"Discovering the numerous options available outside of those dominant players was great"

This Session

    1. How to access the event recording

    2. Replay of the Recorded Live Webinar

    3. Session Resources

    4. Session Feedback

    5. Final Steps

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 5 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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