Creative Teaching



Some Tips

If you are new to social media for learning and teaching, start small and have a clear rationale for using it. Because it is out there and available to all, it doesn’t mean it is right for your students or what we would like to achieve. Think carefully and discuss with students and colleagues. Also consult related research in this area and consider joining a social network yourself that is of interest to you (Twitter might be a good starting point) so that you experience social media as a participant and contributor before starting using it with your students. It will be important to be clear, and communicate, how social media will be used in the context of a unit, course or programme and what the potential benefits will be, as well as accepted working practices. Putting together a social media strategy or guidelines across a programme in collaboration with students and colleagues will be helpful and provide the basis of a consistent approach.

In this video, Cristina Costa from the University of Salford talks about the advantages and challenges she finds in using social media for learning:




Read the MMU Social Media Policy


CPD Opportunities

Suggested CPD activities:

Engage with the resources about and reflect on what you have discovered and learnt.

Develop your ideas around by considering actions you can take to enhance your practice.

Consider using a portfolio to capture your reflections and share with others.

flex You might want to consider engaging with these activities and gaining CPD experience or academic credits with the FLEX scheme »

MMU Strategy and Policy

Manchester Met Education Strategy and Learning and Teaching Principles

Principle 1: "We will provide an excellent learning environment and outstanding student experience"

Principle 2:
"MMU provides an innovative, flexible, sustainable, enterprising and internationalised curriculum."