Using Social Media to Engage your Students

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Presented at the eTc 2010 Conference "Advancing Learning: Let’s Get Creative!" May 26-28, 2010.

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Using Social Media to Engage your Students

  1. 1. using Social Media engage to your students
  2. 2. Agenda Social Media and its Purpose Examples of popular social media Common concerns Hands-on activities Useful links/Q and A
  3. 3. Social Media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ0z5Fm-Ng
  4. 4. Purpose connect with connect with network between each student many students students / outside of the instructor class
  5. 5. This is their playground
  6. 6. Addresses different learning styles
  7. 7. “ ”digital citizenship
  8. 8. voice / feedback / input  ownership Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakxy/
  9. 9. Creates a classroom community
  10. 10. links related to the topic resources supplementary content
  11. 11. upload and share instructional videos; discussions; interviews; presentations… supplementary lecture material student presentations humourous clips to break up a long lecture can have subtitles (different languages) and annotations
  12. 12. daily tweet – definitions, concepts, word of the day, useful web resource or news article pertinent to what was just covered or what will be covered notify students of changes to course content, schedules, rooms, due dates reminders of due dates direct tweet with students (don’t have to share cell phone #’s) serves as a review and study tool instant feedback
  13. 13. Concerns... Losing control over the No time to learn how course to use social media • This conversation is • Same thing was likely already happening said when (with or without you) Blackboard, – consider ROI Networked (Risk of Ignoring) computers and/or • You can manage the voicemail was conversation better if introduced you’re a part of it
  14. 14. Useful links Social Media in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpIOClX1jPE Twitter in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o A Vision of Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o The Twitter Experiment – UT Dallas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8 Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/ Teaching the Teachers about Social Media http://www.slideshare.net/KSLeBlanc/teaching-the-teachers-about-social-media Facebook http://facebook.com YouTube http://youtube.com Twitter http://twitter.com Flickr http://flickr.com
  15. 15. Use Twitter to get instant feedback (#etc2010conf)
  16. 16. Bhupesh Shah, B.Sc,. MBA bhupesh.shah@senecac.on.ca 416.720.1205 | ethnicomm.com bgshah ethnicomm

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