Developing social media training resources for AusAid scholarship students

Paul Gruba, Mat Bettinson, Jean Mulder, Gabrielle Grigg

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Abstract

Potentially, effective social media use has a valuable role to play in addressing a number of concerns for newly arrived international students including feelings of isolation, access to information and participation in community. The aim of this paper is to report on a project to develop social media training resources for AusAID students from developing countries. The project was delivered as part of a six-week, 100-hour introductory academic preparation program. Using an action research approach, we conducted three stages of materials production, data gathering and self-reflection. In our overall analysis of the project, we identified resistance to participation, information overload and technological impediments as central barriers to full integration of social media training. We conclude with suggestions for improvement and research in the development and integration of social media training resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
EditorsMaree Gosper, John Hedberg, Helen Carter
PublisherASCILITE
Pages330-339
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781741384031
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period1/12/134/12/13

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    Gruba, P., Bettinson, M., Mulder, J., & Grigg, G. (2013). Developing social media training resources for AusAid scholarship students. In M. Gosper, J. Hedberg, & H. Carter (Eds.), 30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 (pp. 330-339). ASCILITE.