It’s hard to imagine a world without social media, yet many academics still view Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as distractions rather than tools. But these resources can be harnessed to create more challenging and stimulating learning environments. So what apps could you be using to lighten your load and liven up your teaching?
“It’s meant the students are more actively engaged,” she explains. “What I hadn't envisaged was them taking screenshots of my slides while in the lecture hall and annotating them before sending to me. They used this to address things they didn't understand, as well as answering the questions I posed.”