Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series

Track : Online Design
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

The Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series focuses on the use of social media for teaching and learning in online, blended and web-enhanced courses. Through relevant research and discussions with peers, you will explore applicable learning theories, online identity, participatory culture, and legal issues for engaging, instructing, and supporting online learners through social media. By participating in social media learning experiences, you will develop an online teaching persona, activities for the online classroom, and a course or program integration plan. You will actively engage and collaborate through social media to strengthen teaching presence and social media expertise.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an online persona and social media presence
  • Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize relevant research and legal issues related to social media in education in order to develop effective methods for the online classroom
  • Explore and evaluate the effectiveness of social media tools and learning activities for use in online education
  • Develop learning activities and assessment strategies for the online classroom incorporating social media
  • Identify and explain relevant engagement strategies as they relate to course and program delivery
  • Produce artifacts evidencing ability to support students in social media


Successful participants will receive a PDF certificate of completion and a digital badge of completion via Credly. Please note that badges will not be issued for programs prior to 2018.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE SERIES RESULTS IN RECOGNITION OF MASTERY OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ONLINE EDUCATION.

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR 5 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE CONTACT SALES@ONLINELEARNING-C.ORG FOR DETAILS.

One year online teaching experience or New to Online: The Essentials Workshop (1 Week)

Workshop Descriptions

Note: Each workshop is one week long. Between each workshop, there will be a three-week break to give you time to complete some self-guided research and reflect on your learning.

 

Social Media for Online Education I: Foundations
Research about social media in education emphasizes key considerations for using social media in education as related to social media tools, teaching and learning methods, and assessment strategies that can improve learning effectiveness and increase student satisfaction. In this workshop, you will explore relevant research in this area, explain its relevance to your teaching audience, and develop your social media presence for online teaching.

Objectives:

  • Develop an online persona and social media presence
  • Evaluate and analyze research and legal issues about social media in education to develop effective methods for online classrooms

 

Social Media for Online Education II: Teaching and Learning Strategies
Using social media for teaching and learning activities can be exciting and intimidating. By participating in activities that model strategies you can use in your own courses, you can develop confidence with social media tools and explore methods for teaching effectiveness. In this workshop, you will explore learning designs incorporating hashtags, social networks, media creation and curation tools, wikis, blogs and more. Using these models and the support of your peers, you'll develop your own learning activities and assessment strategies for use in the online classroom.

Objectives:

  • Explore and evaluate the effectiveness of social media tools and learning activities for use in online education
  • Develop learning activities and assessment strategies for the online classroom incorporating social media

 

Social Media for Online Education III: Learner Support and Engagement
Social media can be a powerful resource for online courses and programs toward increasing learner engagement, retention and success. In this workshop, you will explore techniques and strategies that increase learner participation, involvement and success. Using these as models, you will create resources to support and engage learners in your own course(s) and/or program(s).

Objectives:

  • Identify and explain relevant engagement strategies as they relate to course and program delivery
  • Produce artifacts evidencing ability to support students in social media

 

Who should take this series?

  • Online faculty interested in incorporating social media into their teaching
  • Instructional designers

What are the key takeaways from this series?

  • Develop a social media presence for your online teaching
  • Gain confidence with social media tools and features, including hashtags, social networks, media creation and curation, wikis and blogs
  • Create resources, activities and assessment strategies to support and engage learners through the use of social media

 

June 2019 Cohort Dates (June 12 - August 14, 2019)

  • Workshop 1: June 12 - 19, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 1: June 20 - July 9, 2019
  • Workshop 2: July 10 - 17, 2019
  • Reflect and Apply 2: July 18 - August 6, 2019
  • Workshop 3: August 7 - 14, 2019

$600 for members, $750 for non-members (includes all 3 workshops; Workshop Pass coupons may not be used on any Mastery Series programs)