Case Studies

A selection of case studies where Social Media or collaborative tools are used in learning and teaching.

From the University of Edinburgh:

IAD Case Studies: Group Posters and Pin boards with Padlet

This case outlines the use of the Padlet online pinboard tool to facilitate a group activity for postgraduate online distance learning students

IAD Case Studies: From Digio to Aspire – A Tale of Two Resource List Management Tools

This case outlines the use of two resource list management tools – Diigo, an external clod based tool, and Talis Aspire, now university supported – and how it is used with postgraduate distance learning students.

IAD Case Studies: SPSS-Video Feedback to Contextualise Classes

This case study describes the use of video content (in YouTube) in an undergraduate course.

IAD Case Studies: Edinburgh Buddies – Welcoming International Students

This case study outlines Edinburgh Buddies, a popular project run by EUSA which matches current students with incoming visiting international students during September and January orientation cycles. A Facebook group is used to support the community of Buddies.

IAD Case Studies: Education – Feedback with wikis

Students on the MSc in Digital Education use hyperlinks, images, video and other media to co-author critical and synthesised texts on specific issues in online assessment. The Wiki software used on this course is PB works.

CSE Learning and Teaching Knowledge Base, Creating communities and collaborative assessments – the MSc in E-learning

This case study describes how communities of learners are created and supported within the MSc in E-Learning, a fully online distance course from the School of Education. Among other digital environments used on the programme, two key spaces are WebCT as a course space and the WordPress based ‘Holyrood Park Hub’ as a programme wide social space.

Medical Studies – Skin Cancer 909 – – An open access text and atlas for Undergraduate medical students

This case study describes an open access textbook (developed in WordPress) for undergraduate medical students.

Elearning@Ed event Social Media from Beyond the Pale to Comfort zone (28 June 2011)


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