Social Media 101
Social Media 101

Monday 28 May 2018

Event Details
Riverside Museum
Pointhouse Place
G3 8RS



It’s difficult to imagine a life without social media, what with friends and family posting on Facebook and headlines filled with the latest presidential outburst on Twitter. Love or loathe it, the online community is here to stay.

Take-up in education has been slow to get off the ground – not by the students of course, but in terms of teaching, learning and assessment. In other parts of the college, marketing teams are making the most of social platforms to push the college offer out to a wider audience, but real opportunities lie in tapping into the social conversation that exists online and bringing it into the classroom as part of delivery and our own professional development.

The Social Media 101 workshop aims to give you a crash course in engaging with this world of likes, tweets, pins and posts. It will be a very hands-on affair as we build your social profile and set you a series of tasks to develop your digital skills using the most popular social platforms. Along the way, we’ll show you how to use images, audio and video to enhance your message and how simple automated tools can help you manage your social presence.

We’ll also cover how social media has been used to deliver the curriculum, bringing in practical examples you can use with your students and explore what options exist when it comes to assessment.

The workshop is being led by Jon Gill, who has delivered #MadeOnAMobile workshops for us in the past, and with his love of ‘social media on the move’, all you need to participate is a mobile phone or tablet (with data access).

This free one-day workshop is being held at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. There are 20 places, so make sure to book your place early as these will go fast!

Included on the day:
• Overview of the main social media platforms;
• Exploring the dynamics of a being a visitor/resident online;
• The ‘mechanics’ of each of the key tools;
• Developing your online profile through five key attributes: values, personality, vision, skills and heroes;
• Making the most of multimedia, images, audio and video;
• Using automated scripts to manage your social presence;
• Examples of how social media can be used in learning, teaching and assessment.


If you happen to be in Dundee on the 19th of May, then you might want to go along to the premiere of the Open Close Movie at the DCA, Jon’s premiere of his feature length documentary, which was filmed and edited entirely on an iPad!

Jon Gill from Playful Communications has over 20 years’ experience in design & visual communications, working with SMEs, local authorities, schools and colleges. He specialises in collaborative and participative workshops for improvement, learning and evaluation and has applied his design-led approach to healthcare, social services, education and organisational development.

He holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education and has lectured regularly since 2010, and presented at national conferences on digital media, games-based learning and eAssessment.

Who should attend

Anyone who would like to learn more about the practical side of using social media in an educational context.


This workshop aims to:

• give you a practical overview of the main social media platforms
• develop your online profile
• cover the mechanics of using social media within an educational context
• provide examples of usage within learning, teaching and assessment