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Using social media to engage learners, create communities of practice and grow your alumni
National - Essential Series
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEDT

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TypeInformation Session
LevelEssential Series
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Engagement & Support
Duration1 Hour
LocationOnline and at your desk, National
Peer+ points0
Cost inc. GST (Members)$60
Cost inc. GST (Non-members)$88
Who should attend?
  • New VET Staff
  • Teachers
  • Managers

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Many Australians spend a lot of time using social media.  This highlights that these sites are highly engaging and interactive but not just for socialising.  Social media allows people to learn from and connect with others.  They also provide an opportunity for people to as showcase themselves in their industry or network with experts in their field.

See examples of how social media is being used in

  • The trades and other VET programs to provide a more individualised approach to training, building foundation skills and showcasing learners’ work
  • High school and higher education programs for delivering content and facilitating group work

Join this session to learn how you can use the social media sites in your training and assessment, as well as walk away with a step-by-step guide of how to get started.

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain why social media can  be used with learners
  • Understand which social media site is good for what
  • Consider ways of using social media based on examples from the field
  • Plan the implementation of using social media with learners
Facilitated by: Allison Miller

Allison Miller has been a professional learning and business development leader for over 20 years. She is the Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge e-learning and e-business solutions which help people succeed online. More recently, Allison has also been helping businesses work smarter in a digitally disrupted environment so they can implement innovative ideas using entrepreneurial approaches. Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational Development).  She also leads the ePortfolios Australia professional network and the annual Australian Eportfolio Forum


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