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Apologies for cross-posting. Call for papers for the 3rd Social Media for Learning in HE conference. A great conference and a chance to do your Christmas shopping in Sheffield. Please share with your colleagues, Graham

Dr Graham Holden | Director of Learning and Teaching | Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Directorate | Sheffield Hallam University | City Campus | Sheffield | S1 1WB | T: 01142253100 | M: 07810630346 | e: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> | Twitter: @GrahamJHolden

Call for papers:

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#SocMedHE17: Making an impact
Tuesday 19th December 2017
at Sheffield Hallam University

The third social media for learning in HE conference: #SocMedHE17: Making an impact,  considers the role that social media - when used in formal and informal learning contexts - can play in addressing the major challenges currently being faced by Higher Education. This conference is accepting submissions from students, academics and managers from national and international HEIs.

The pressures on universities are hard to ignore. In the UK, the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF<http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/tef/>) and its core metrics - employability, teaching quality and retention - directly influence the direction of university strategies; while the National Student Survey (NSS<http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/>) reveals specific contextual challenges that demand attention. Internationally, the titles may be different, but the pressures will be similar.
For the full call please visit: http://go.shu.ac.uk/socmedhe.
#SocMedHE17 encourages submissions (research, practice or discussion papers) that provide evidence of educators and students using social media to make a positive impact on these challenges in formal and informal learning environments. Indicative themes include:


  *   engaging, stimulating and challenging learners
  *   reaching and engaging different groups of learners
  *   innovative ways of meeting learning outcomes and enabling learning gain
  *   enhancing employability outcomes
  *   building staff and student digital capability and confidence
  *   scaling up excellence for broader impact

Please visit the conference site: http://go.shu.ac.uk/socmedhe for the full call, booking and planning information, and outputs from the previous SocMedHE conferences.

Follow us on Twitter @SocMedHE for regular updates
Use #SocMedHE16 to discuss the event.
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