Applying your digital skills in teaching and learning - Using Social Media

Digital Skills Enhancement Programme

The course will introduce some of the frequently used Social Media tools and how they can be used to engage, support and enhance learning in new and innovative ways. This will be a highly interactive course where participants will be able to understand how tools such as Twitter, Padlet, Facebook and LinkedIn can be used to improve own digital practices. This course is free and is delivered on Foundation Online Learning. Learn more about the course and find a link for registration below:

Pricing options

All seven of the Applying your digital skills short online courses are FREE of charge. Every teacher, trainer and assessor in the sector will be able to access the courses for FREE as part of a special promotion to develop the capability of practitioners in the FE and Skills sector. Whilst the courses are FREE, there is an expectation that staff who enrol for theses short supported online courses are committed to completing them.

To enrol on this course, please click HERE

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers, trainers and assessors in the learning and skills sector who would like to integrate social media into their delivery strategies. 

Training aim

To develop your teaching and learning delivery strategies by exploring how social media tools can be used.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • understand how social media can be used in teaching and learning
  • be able to competently use the main social media tools for communication, collaboration, assessment and sharing content
  • understand and apply strategies for online safety in the use of social media
  • evaluate own digital practice.

Length of the course

Each course will be five guided learning hours. Online support for the course discussions and bookable online tutor support is available for the first four weeks following enrolment.

The course will be online and will incorporate a student-made video as stimulus material. The course will last for four weeks. 

The course includes the following modules:

  • using Twitter - Participants will be supported in setting up a Twitter account and have the opportunity to tweet to other course members while also using Twitter to feedback their thoughts and ideas
  • TwitterLearning Wheels - showcases different ways in which Twitter can be used for: communication, collaboration, assessment and learning content
  • gathering/curating tools - Using Padlet and Pinterest
  • using Facebook and LinkedIn
  • understanding your own digital practices.

Entry Requirements

You need to be delivering learning in an educational and training setting to ensure that you can benefit from the course. 

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830