Karen Petrie (Dundee): A case study of Facebook use: outlining a multi-layer strategy for higher education (School Seminar)

Event details

  • When: 20th February 2018 14:00 - 15:00
  • Where: Cole 1.33a
  • Series: School Seminar Series
  • Format: Seminar


Many students are looking to appropriate social networking sites, amongst them, Facebook, to enhance their learning experience. A growing body of literature reports on the motivation of students and staff to engage with Facebook as a learning platform as well as mapping such activities to pedagogy and curricula. This talk will look through some of the pitfalls of Facebook in HE. I will then present student opinions of the use of a Facebook strategy within higher education through the use of focus groups.

Speaker Bio:

Karen completed her BSc hons degree at St Andrews University in 2000. In the past 17 years she has had a varied carrier that has seen her at: The University of Leeds, The University of Huddersfield, NASA Ames in California, University College Cork, St Andrews University and Oxford University. She is now the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at the University of Dundee. In this role she focuses on the student experience for the students who are studying: Anatomy, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing, Electronic Engineering, Forensic Anthropology, Mathematics and Physics.