Moulton College lecturer Mark Bradshaw has been placed in the UK’s top 50 Further Education practitioners on social media.
The competition, run by JISC, searched for people currently working for a college or learning provider in the UK who are using social media to improve learning and teaching or create positive change within their organisation.
Mark uses social media to inform and update his learners through Twitter and an education platform called WAMedu, using a variety of media, images and videos to create engaging content and inspire the people he teaches and works with.
These tools can be a great way to communicate with people all over the college and the instant message facility gives users the opportunity to contact learners personally.
His approach to using digital tools is a great example of how FE lecturers can enrich teaching and learning online. Mark says “12 months ago I did not use social media, I now find it an invaluable CPD tool and a great way to engage, motive and support learners.”
Mark thinks that communicating online can be a quick and easy resource to remind students of exams, congratulate learners and highlight achievements of students.
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