Enhancing Social Science graduate employability; Online professional profiles
Following an initial survey of social science students to assess their skills and confidence online, the aim of this project was to develop a range of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support student learning in relation to their online identity.
Students are increasingly using social media and constructing their identity online. There is a growing expectation among employers that staff will be able to act professionally online and use social media tools such as blog posts, or tweets to discuss their work or present issues. The Scottish Social Services Council has very strict codes of conduct regarding the use of social media and there are numerous examples of social workers being ‘struck off’ their register for its inappropriate use. The new OER tools provides students with guidance and examples of professional best practice in the use of online tools and social media in preparation for their future careers.
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