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Social Media Strategies to Engage Online Learners

, , Walden University, United States


Social media tools have expanded the way students can create online study groups and have provided more opportunities for instructors to engage, communicate, and support their online, remote, and hybrid learners. Many students struggle with online learning and when left in isolation, have a lower chance of being successful and completing a course. Using apps such as GroupMe and WhatsApp offers multiple tools to support learning and communication. They provide a means for students to form study groups, video conference with one another, and share media. Other social media programs, such as Harmonize and Padlet, offer unique ways that classes can post, share, and collaborate on discussion posts and group assignments. This workshop will demonstrate several Ed Tech tools as well as share ideas for how to use each one to better engage and instruct.


Solano, G. & Beasley, A. (2021). Social Media Strategies to Engage Online Learners. In L. Elizabeth Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2021. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 7, 2021 from .