17 Oct '12, 10pm

How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction

How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction

Dr. Nicholas David Bowman, assistant professor of communication studies at West Virginia University, teaches classes like Social Media in the Workplace and seminars on New Media and Society, as well as others that concentrate on how to use social media in a business setting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He uses Facebook and Twitter in his classes for out-of-class communications, and says his students “like that they can get in touch with me for questions — it gives them a space where they know that I am just a tweet or wall post away.” Not only do these social media sites give him more space and time with students (not to mention individual attention), but it also allows them to continue discussions from class with each other. “Oftentimes on our class Facebook walls, students interact with each other faster than I interact with them. I move to more of a 'g...

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