Nadine Muller: Why We Teach Social Media Skills

Nadine Muller: Why We Teach Social Media Skills

Ever since I took up my post at LJMU, I have been teaching an optional second-year module on social media and communication skills as part of the department's dedication to maximising its students employability. It's not the kind of module that students or parents expect to see as part of an English degree. Sure, they can see why we offer the opportunity to gain work experience in the USA, or why we have a module specifically for those who are considering going into teaching after their degree. But giving English students the chance to develop an ability to use social media platforms in a professional way has lots of benefits, and that our students recognise this is evident both in the steady increase in the number of those who choose the module each year, and in the impact the module has on their careers after their degree. So, what are those benefits? Why should English students - and their lecturers - spend any time at all thinking...
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Social Media Skills for Students

Social Media Skills for Students

Social Media Skills for Students is an LJMU English project which builds on Nadine Muller’s work-experience module ‘Express Yourself: Presentation and Social Media Skills’ by creating a resource that extends beyond the English undergraduate programme at LJMU and that is accessible and useful to all students within and outside the university. Through this dedicated website, students are able to draw on guides and exercises devised to maximize their digital literacy and provide them with a professional online presence that can function as a significant aid in their career development and prospects. The site was established and developed by Nadine and her team of amazing interns. ...
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