A SMASHing approach for developing staff and student digital capabilities within a community of practice

Sue Beckingham, Corran Wood, Jess Paddon, Abby Butler, Matty Trueman, Callum Rooney


SMASH is a student-led partnership which considers how social media could be used to enhance learning and teaching. Mentored by their tutor, members of the team identified three key areas where social media may be utilised: within learning activities, as a means of organising learning and as a way of showcasing learning. The three strands of this framework have provided a focus to develop a range of resources and the foundation for a digital toolkit.

This case study reflects upon not just the outputs developed thus far, but also on the experience, the learning gained and the sense of belonging and identify as a result of being part of this community of practice.


social media, partnership, community of practice, employability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v5i1.923


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