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From Verbal to Visual: Instagram (IG) as an Assessment Tool in Higher Education
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, The Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO), Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in United States ISBN 978-1-939797-56-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Instagram (IG) is a mobile application where users share photos and videos with the worldwide community without boundaries. Although IG is considered a new platform operating for a decade, it has more than a billion users globally. Young generations utilise IG to communicate with other users by creating digital media artifacts such as images, animations, and short videos. A recent literature review on IG in higher education identified its use in embryonic stages with a lack of solid theoretical foundations to guide its implementation in the classroom. There is a lack of rigorous studies conducted on IG use and value for student learning. A potential to use IG in higher education could promote student co-creation of knowledge by sharing learning objects with their peers. This workshop aims to propose an evidence-based approach to implement IG in the classroom based on the #InstaLearn framework to guide systematic implementation in higher education. Participants will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of IG, design a learning activity, discuss an evaluation approach, and reflect on the importance of mobile applications in the classroom to engage the new generation of students.

Citation

Reyna, J. (2021). From Verbal to Visual: Instagram (IG) as an Assessment Tool in Higher Education. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 125-127). United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 4, 2021 from .

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