Category Archives: Using Facebook in the Classroom

Blogging and Peer Collaboration: Student Voices on the Mentorship Initiative

Following a successful bid to the Liverpool John Moores University's ‘Curriculum Enhancement’ scheme  funding was awarded to Helen Rogers and the English department to employ eight final-year English undergraduates to act as student mentors on the second-year module, ‘Prison Voices: Crime, Conviction and Confession, 1700-1900’. ‘Prison Voices’ introduces and extends student skills in online research … Continue Reading ››

Researching and Re-telling the Past: Blogging about Disability History

Providing an innovative, research-focused approach to nineteenth-century disability studies, undergraduate history students at Swansea University combine the use of archival resources with blogging to publicly disseminate their work. Here, Professor David Turner reflects on the multiple teaching and learning approaches to ‘Researching and Re-telling the Past’. By Prof. David Turner (Swansea University) Researching and Re-telling the Past … Continue Reading ››

A Blogging Handbook

This is the Prison Voices Handbook, designed by Helen Rogers and student mentors as a 'go-to-guide' for students on the online research module Prison Voices: Crime, conviction and confession, 1700-1900, a second-year-undergraduate module in English at Liverpool John Moores University. Click Handbook for Prison Voices FINAL … Continue Reading ››

How to Use Twitter/Facebook to Promote Your Posts and the Website

You may be under the impression that social media is only useful for sharing Saturday night’s photos and thoughts on the mundane but it can be an extremely useful advertising tool for your Prison Voices writing.twitter2

Through Twitter, quick fire messages can be … Continue Reading ››

Using Facebook in the Classroom

This is an example post on how Facebook could be used on a research based module. These are the guidelines we are giving Prison Voices students (http://www.prisonvoices.org/). There are now over 1.23 billion monthly users on Facebook. Many of these users will automatically open the app multiple times over the course of one day – … Continue Reading ››