Chapter 21: Engaging in Scholarly Conversations Online: Social Media

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Chapter 21 discusses what social media is, with a specific focus on blogs and Twitter, notes which writing genres lend themselves to being shared via social media, and argues that social media is creating new opportunities for learning and teaching scholars. The chapter presents a flexible guide to the organization and composition of blogs along with a discussion of the benefits and complexities of writing them.

Discussion Questions

  1. What social media platforms are you signed up for or would you be interested in joining?
  2. How active would you like to be on social media?
  3. How can you leverage social media to expand your learning and teaching scholarship?

Related Book Resources

Guiding Questions for Planning a Learning and Teaching Blog Post: [PDF] [DOCX]

Curated List of Blogs and Multimedia Resources about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education