Online Courses

Teaching with Twitter in the Health Professions

Question: What are real ways that Twitter can be used in teaching?

Answer: Twitter enables you to connect quickly with your students for discussions, polling, resource sharing, and much more!

This self-study course will provide you with the background information about the use of social media in teaching and learning, and specific information about the use of Twitter as a teaching modality.  While practice within Twitter is not a required or monitored part of the course, you are encouraged to orient yourself to the tool and learn some of the functionalities so that you can get started 'tweeting' with your students immediately upon course completion!

  • Course Topics

    Course topics include:

    • History of Social Media
    • Social Media Use in Education
    • Use of Twitter for Education
    • *Bonus* Using Facebook in Education
  • When

    Register anytime!

    You will have 30 days to complete the course beginning on the first business day after you register.

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

    The course is offered as a self-study, self-directed course. You are expected to read and review the required content, and practice using the social media tools as part of the course expectations.

    To receive 5.3 contact hours for this course completion, you must:

    • Read and review all the required material
    • Practice use of Twitter on your own
    • Complete the evaluation provided at the end of the course, which includes questions specific to the course content, the user experience, and specific goals for using Twitter in teaching in the future.
  • Fees

    $59

    There are no refunds given for this course.

    Payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Faculty

    Jan Buhmann

    This course was developed by Jan Buhmann, MS, RN, in 2013 as part of the larger "Teaching with Social Media in the Health Professions" course offered by the Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning.

    Jan Buhmann, MS, RN, coordinates the design and development of online learning at PeaceHealth, a healthcare network in the Pacific Northwest with hospitals, multiple clinics, and labs in three states. Jan served for four years on the executive board of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization and its Informatics Committee to promote electronic information sharing and online learning. He has taught online courses at Indiana University with a focus on web-based course design since 2002.

    Jan was born and raised in Germany and received his basic nursing degree in Hamburg. He holds a BS in Nursing and an MS in Community Health Care Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He has served as Clinical Educator at PeaceHealth since 1994, and as a Manager in Learning & Development since 2005.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    5.3 contact hours

    Does not include bonus materials.

    Successful Completion of the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity 

    In order to receive contact hours for the CNE activity you must complete all required activities and complete the online course evaluation at the end of the course period. 

    Conflicts of Interest 

    A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to influence educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which they have a financial relationship.

    None of the planners, presenters, or faculty disclosed a conflict of interest related to this activity.

    Commercial Company Support

    Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CNE activity.

    No commercial support has been received for this activity.

    The absence of commercial bias will be evaluated in the institute evaluation survey.

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

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    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.