Some of the most pervasive and active forms of digital content are found on social media platforms. Instructors can use these platforms as a powerful learning tool, engaging students with course content and opportunities for critical thinking outside the classroom.

In this issue, The Toolbox shares some tips for connecting your courses and students with social media tools.  Watch the promo video below to get a glimpse of this topic.

The Toolbox series, authored by Dr. Brad Garner of the Center for Learning and Innovation, features an online professional development newsletter offering innovative, learner-centered strategies for empowering college students to achieve greater success.  The newsletter is published six times a year by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

Read more in The Toolbox newsletter and visit the archives to access back issues covering a wide variety of ideas and resources related to teaching and learning.

Question: How do you use social media to engage your students and connect them to better learning?  Please leave a comment below.

Contributor: Brad Garner / Director of Faculty Enrichment, Center for Learning and Innovation

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