Social media and student outcomes: teacher, student and employer views


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Author: Callan, Victor J.; Johnston, Margaret


This report investigates how social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, is being used in vocational education and training (VET) courses. Interviews with teachers, students and employers across three registered training organisations found that social media can help to improve student engagement and lead to more course completions. While the use of social media was favoured, there were some concerns around the double-handling of information by teachers for audit purposes and students' understanding of privacy settings.

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Subjects: Outcomes; Students; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Participation; Technology

Keywords: Social media; Teachers; Employers; Registered training organisation; Opinion; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Victoria; New South Wales; Queensland; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 48 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 129.23

ISBN: 9781925717020

Statement of responsibility: Victor J. Callan and Margaret A. Johnston

The associated publication 'Social media in VET courses: good practice guide' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.23.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 129.22

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