This Build your own MA (BYOMA) short course aims to provide you with the tools you need to critically evaluate the use of social media technologies, in an education context. The short course will also explore the innovative pedagogy which surrounds the use of such devices, and will examine the claims made by educators and policy makers, regarding social media - and technology more broadly - in learning.
Social media is fast becoming a dominant cultural form. These platforms and technologies offer a unique field of learning experiences for teachers of all subjects and levels.
Throughout this course, you will be expected to build your own research projects to measure the impact of social media in the classroom. Additionally, the theories of technological determinism, social determinism and technological push/pull will be analysed, in relation to social media.
You will meet experts in the field of social media, and educational technology and will be exposed to the latest research and thinking, in this fast evolving area.
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Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
2 day creative retreat followed by 7 weeks of online learning
This course is open to media professionals with an undergraduate degree and the required work experience in a relevant industry and to non-graduates with significant and relevant work experience who can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other 3 components or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.