'Create a better online you': designing online learning resources to develop undergraduate social media skills

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Pozzi, Megan. 2015. "'Create a better online you': designing online learning resources to develop undergraduate social media skills." International Journal Of Social Media And Interactive Learning Environments. 3 (4), pp. 305-321. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMILE.2015.074011
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'Create a better online you': designing online learning resources to develop undergraduate social media skills

ERA Journal ID210709
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPozzi, Megan
Journal TitleInternational Journal Of Social Media And Interactive Learning Environments
Journal Citation3 (4), pp. 305-321
Number of Pages17
Year2015
PublisherInderscience Publishers
ISSN2050-3954
2050-3962
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMILE.2015.074011
Web Address (URL)https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/epdf/10.1504/IJSMILE.2015.074011
AbstractThis article charts the development of the 'Create a Better Online You' (CBOY) project. The focus of CBOY was the social media skills of undergraduate students at QUT. While many students will have encountered 'cybersafety' training in primary or secondary school, however, a comprehensive environmental scan revealed little in the way of social media resources targeted at undergraduate students. In particular, there was little to no focus on the ways in which social media could be used strategically to develop a positive online reputation and enhance chances of employability post tertiary education. The resources created as part of CBOY were the result of a comprehensive literature review, environmental scan, interviews with key internal and external stakeholders, and in discussion with undergraduate students at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Following the comprehensive environmental scan, it appears that CBOY represents one of the first free, openly accessible, interactive resources targeting the social media skills of undergraduates.
Keywordsdigital literacy; e-learning; educational resources; electronic learning; employability; higher education; online learning; online reputation; resource design; social media skills; social networking; undergraduate students
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
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