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Teaching Using Social Media: Insights from Developing and Teaching a Psychology of Social Media University Course
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, Marshall University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This best practices session provides insights into using social media platforms to facilitate instruction in a psychology of social media university course. We will discuss: using unvetted social media sources to help students develop critical thinking skills and to facilitate discussion; using Facebook groups to promote prolonged engagement with peers sharing and discussing relevant topics; blogging and microblogging to reflect on relevant topics; and using myriad other social media platforms/tools to learn and teach one another about the psychological influences of social media.

Citation

Kinghorn, B. (2017). Teaching Using Social Media: Insights from Developing and Teaching a Psychology of Social Media University Course. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1664-1665). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .

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  1. Kinghorn, B.E. (2014, November). Developing and piloting a psychology of social media course. Observer, 27(9). Retrieved from http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2014/november14/developing-and-piloting-a-psychology-of-social-media-course.html

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