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Building Institutional Capacity for the Use of Social Media

  • Carmel McNaught
  • Paul Lam
  • Morris Kwok
  • Eric C. L. Ho
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Abstract

This chapter is set in the context of a rapidly changing curriculum context in Hong Kong, where a process of educational reform has been working through the school system and is about to reach the universities. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a traditional, research-intensive university, where there is only a limited uptake of social media in teaching and learning. Eight teachers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, who have used a range of social-media strategies in their teaching, were interviewed about the successes and challenges of their experiences. As a result of these interviews, a tentative implementation strategy is proposed for action by the eLearning Service.

Keywords

Learning Resource Language Teacher English Language Education Social Software Learning Benefit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmel McNaught
    • 1
  • Paul Lam
    • 1
  • Morris Kwok
    • 2
  • Eric C. L. Ho
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Learning Enhancement And ResearchThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Information Technology Services CentreThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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