What is Social Media
Social media embraces web-based and mobile-based technologies to facilitate interactive communication between organisations, communities and individuals. The social media map provides a visual summary of some of the most common types of social media platforms, and their purposes. We’ve also identified the characteristics that are a feature of all social media platforms.
Characteristics of social media
Online platforms that enable users to:
- create, share, adapt and reuse content engage in digital dialogue and collaboration
- create linkages, groups and communities
- have peer-to-peer contact
- have social interactions with other users
- create and maintain their own user
- profiles and IDs
- are largely public, but walled gardens exist within some platforms
- are accessible 24/7 from a range of devices and locations
- generally expose users to an unknown audience
Content on a social media platform is:
- community moderated
- subject to conditions of use
What is Social Media by NZ Education Council is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.teachersandsocialmedia.co.nz.
Teachers have a professional obligation to develop and maintain professional relationships with learners based on the best interests of those learners.
Social media provides a great opportunity to collaborate and communicate with parents and whānau.
Teachers who model good social media use will grow learners who apply positive, respectful values in their interactions on social media platforms.
As a member of the profession you should seek and respond to opportunities to share knowledge and discuss concerns.