David Webster on Social Media Learning

In a newly written JiSC-article Lessons learned: how departmental social media use in universities needs to evolve and grow Dr. David Webster writes about social media and learning in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics-course.

Webster was chosen among top 50 most influential higher education professionals on social media.

In the article, Webster considers hisaccount @davidwebster “a professional version” of himself. Via Social Media Platforms, he “seeks to engage the wider public with the work of his undergraduates in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics through a broad range of social media activity.”

It started with a blog

….then we joined Facebook»

Websters course has “a blog, a Facebook group and a video blog – which works alongside David’s own Twitter feed and the departmental Twitter feed for religion, philosophy and ethics at the University of Gloucestershire. The video blog is particularly successful and David often uploads short video interviews with established academics and doctoral students; in many cases, these accept subsequent invitations to join his class via Skype for Q&A sessions.”

Follow David Webster on Twitter @davidwebster

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