Authors: Sarah Elaine Eaton
Collection: Learning Materials
This lesson plan has been developed as part of a university course on becoming an effective learner. It can be adapted for various grade levels and subject areas.
The author sets out objectives for learners and explains how much time will be required both in class and outside of class. Objectives include integrating social media technology into a university-level, face-to-face course; understanding the importance of active and repeated engagement, as opposed to passive observation, in an online environment; and learning about the value of using a social media platform like Twitter for educational purposes and for networking.
Significant time and reflection was required to make the connection between social media for personal or entertainment purposes, and for learning, the author notes. Coaching students on what constituted “meaningful” online engagement was critical to the success of the activity.
The Twitter assignment mentioned in the lesson plan is available as a separate document.