Social Media as Catalyser for Cross-National Learning

Social media is a vibrant research field. The project “SOMECAT” will expand knowledge in two branches with a geographical focus on the participating countries (Russia, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland):

  1. To what extent is and can social media be used for teaching, learning and research?
  2. Do and how diaspora groups use social media? If so, for what purposes?

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Data published in EURODL

We are delighted that our quantitative data analysis of the Social Media Toolkit usage was accepted at EURODL and is online now. Abstract: With the excessive use of social media in the 21st century, attempts to integrate social media within higher education have also increased. In this area, research has been particularly focused on the […]

Training about “Social Media for Teaching and Learning” in EDEN OCC, Athens

EDEN and Ellinogermaniki Agogi co-organised a three-day international conference in September 2015 in Athens. The event earmarked the next occasion in the EDEN Open Classroom Conference series with the involvement and support of thematically significant EU co-funded projects. The Conference incorporates the final event of the Digiskills project, a European project demonstrating ways to involve […]

Social Media Toolkit wins Award at HCI@UBC

We are happy and proud that our Social Media for Education Toolkit, an outcome of our SoMeCat project, won the Award for “Best Commercial Potential” on the HCI Research at UBC Event.

Demo accepted EARLI 2015 conference

We are excited that our demo for EARLI 2015 conference, 25-29 August 2015, Limassol Cyprus, was accepted! Rapp, Christian; Gülbahar, Yasemin; Erlemann, Jennifer (2015). A Toolkit for Supporting Higher Education Instructors in Enriching Their Teaching with Social Media.: Peer reviewed ICT Demonstration. Status: Accepted.. European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI). 16th Biennial Conference. […]


We are happy to present our project results at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia, on Monday the 26th of January 1200! Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

SoMe4Edu @ SMSociety 2014 Toronto

We are excited to disseminate our research results and the Social Media Society Conference 2014 at Ryerson University ! Jennifer and Christian Poster SoMeCat

OA publication on Social Media Toolkit

We are happy to announce that our paper “Social Media Toolkit. Supporting Instructors to Create Social and Unbound Learning Spaces in Higher Education” (English language) for GMW conference Zurich can be accessed here (p. 599 ff.). Yasemin, Jennifer, Christian

Pin Workshop in İstanbul

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Gülbahar participated as an “Invited Speaker” to I. PIN (International Predictions on Informatics & Networking) Workshop which is held by Department of Informatics Computer Science Application and Research Center(BUYAMER), Istanbul University at BUYAMER Informatics Academy on April 9, 2014. She mentioned about social media for education and introduced the social media toolkit that […]