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Social Media for Professional Learning




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Course level: EDU Graduate

Learners are introduced to the use of social media tools and resources that support professional learning in the 21st century. Learners explore a variety of social media tools for individual and collaborative learning, including development of a personal learning network. In addition, learners examine leading responsible social media usage and the future of social media for professional learning. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas and Kentucky.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Define social learning.
  • Describe the evolution of professional learning strategies and practices.
  • Justify the role of social media in professional learning.

Week 2

  • Describe considerations and implications for collaborating with social media.
  • Explain how social media a participatory tool is.
  • Evaluate social media tools for collaboration.

Week 3

  • Compare a variety of specific social media tools for professional learning.
  • Examine resources that document and archive learning.
  • Propose strategies to use social media appropriately and responsibility, including managing online reputations.

Week 4

  • Explain a Personal Learning Network (PLN).
  • Examine how to initiate, sustain, and evolve a PLN.
  • Identify tools and resources for a PLN.

Week 5

  • Suggest strategies for leading responsible social media use.
  • Analyze polices that promote connected leadership.

Week 6

  • Determine an ongoing social learning strategy, including exit plans as appropriate.
  • Propose how social media will affect classrooms of the future.
  • Describe the changing roles of administrators, educators, and learners when using social media for learning.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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