Role of Social Media in Teaching & LearningDr. Manishankar ChakrabortyDepartment of Business StudiesIbra College of Techno...
The Social Media visionaries…. Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg Twitter- Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams Linkedin- Reid ...
E-environment @ICT Partial Advising, Attendance, AttendanceWarning, Time-table, Grades, Resultprocessing etc.- Ministry S...
E-environment @ICT Proposed complete online advising shortly by-Vaseem‟s AdTrac Surveys and online support through- MOOD...
Introspect and Soul Search Are you a NETIZEN? How many hours do you spend daily on the net? Do you use social media? If...
Contents Social media visionaries E-environ @ICT Introspection and SoulSearching Background Research Teachers Guide...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 7Background Technology more than an enabler in education Smart Phones, PDA‟s, Hand...
Research Indicates that-Web 2.0 provides a diverse set of digital strategies withpowerful implications for higher educatio...
Research Indicates that- -An overwhelming majority report that theybelieve that video, podcasts, and wikis arevaluable to...
Research Indicates that- McCarthy, University of Adelaide, (2010) found outthe following- -88%opined Facebook groups and...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 11Teachers guide to Social Media Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8lFrW4CSuI ...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 12Introduction Social media- Websites and applications that enable usersto create a...
Introduction Advantages- Enables two way communication in realtime Mitigates geographical constraint Encourages self p...
Social Media Landscape4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 14
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 15Social Media Social media are web-2.0 applications Web 2.0 allow user to interac...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 16Face book Create a page on a specific learningcommunity(Referhttps://www.facebook...
Facebook Encourage learning/revision/assessments by postingand encouraging participations of learner in- Quotes Situati...
Face book Education centered groups- EU-educators, don Quizote school, Multi-lingualismglobal groups, e-learning in deve...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 19Wikipedia It can be used in the following ways- (1) Search and read contents (2...
Wikipedia (4) User Sandbox is a sub-page of user‟s user page servingas a testing spot for the user and not an encyclopedi...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 21Micro-blog/Twitter Uploading study materials Several bytes each time, rather tha...
Micro-blog/Twitter Maximizing messaging options Private chats for individual clarifications Video chat for non-verbal c...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 23Micro-blog/Twitter Performing assessments Individual assessments can be done by ...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 24Blogs An online diary hosted on the internet E.g. http://www.hbs.edu/about/socia...
Blogs Some blogs of faculties- http://www.facultyfocus.com/topic/articles/teaching-professor-blog/ http://www.readwrite...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 26Google Groups and Google+ Course/Section based groups Sharing of learning resour...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 27Linkedin Professional networking portal It can be used in the following ways for...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 28You-tube Teaching courses/concepts through videos offilms/documentaries/interview...
4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 29Benhance http://www.behance.net/Manishankar Teaching through pictures Innovativ...
Slideshare Upload presentations for review/comments Download presentations for usage Review contents of other contribut...
Additional social media relatedresources for Education Buddypress-Global Social network on web 2. SCN-Students Circle Ne...
ComparisonParameters Twitter Blogs Wikis FacebookDetailed contentpresentationInconvenient HighlyconvenientHighlyconvenient...
Activity Form groups of 5 members each preferably from variousdepartments.(No need to change the seating arrangement) Id...
Some food for thought-Social Media Avoiding misuse of resources by teacher-learner duo Protecting the identity of female...
References Starre Vartan, (2012),How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction, retrieved on 20/0...
Floor open for discussion…. Thanking you! Happy Learning & Teaching throughSocial Media!!!4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chak...
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  1. 1. Role of Social Media in Teaching & LearningDr. Manishankar ChakrabortyDepartment of Business StudiesIbra College of TechnologySultanate of Oman“We dont have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how wellwe do it?”― Erik Qualman
  2. 2. The Social Media visionaries…. Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg Twitter- Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams Linkedin- Reid Hoffman Wikipedia- Jimmy Wales Blogger- Evan Williams MOODLE- Martin Dougiamas4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 2
  3. 3. E-environment @ICT Partial Advising, Attendance, AttendanceWarning, Time-table, Grades, Resultprocessing etc.- Ministry System Communication within and betweendepartments, with external parties- OfficialID Information about events through ICTwebsite4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 3
  4. 4. E-environment @ICT Proposed complete online advising shortly by-Vaseem‟s AdTrac Surveys and online support through- MOODLE Then why not to consider Social Media as part ofTeaching and Learning???? „Business at the Speed of Thought‟ –„Education at the speed of thought‟????4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 4
  5. 5. Introspect and Soul Search Are you a NETIZEN? How many hours do you spend daily on the net? Do you use social media? If, yes, which one and forwhat? Have you tried social media in your profession? Do you think social media adds value to yourprofessional acumen?4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 5
  6. 6. Contents Social media visionaries E-environ @ICT Introspection and SoulSearching Background Research Teachers Guide Introduction Social media landscape Social Media Facebook Wikipedia Micro-blog Blog Google Groups Google plus Linkedin Youtube Benhance Slideshare Resources Comparison Activity Food for thought4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 6
  7. 7. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 7Background Technology more than an enabler in education Smart Phones, PDA‟s, Hand held devices are the gizmosstudents like to use Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis are the new tools fornetworking and knowledge sourcing and sharing Wi-Fi campuses are the new infrastructural benefits,educational campuses provide Learning innovation, faster replication (Viral) throughvirtual medium are the causes for fast dissemination ofknowledge
  8. 8. Research Indicates that-Web 2.0 provides a diverse set of digital strategies withpowerful implications for higher education. Alexander (2006)Moran, Mike; Seaman, Jeff; Tinti-Kane, Hester from BabsonCollege, USA (2011) infers--90% of faculties use social media in courses they teach or forprofessional careers outside the classroom-Facebook and Youtube mostly used-30% posted contents related to the course for outside theclass learning-40% of faculties asked students to view social media as partof course assignment-20% students asked students to comment in course relatedposts in social media4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 8
  9. 9. Research Indicates that- -An overwhelming majority report that theybelieve that video, podcasts, and wikis arevaluable tools for teaching, and a majorityreport that social media sites can bevaluable tools for collaborative learning. Pressing concerns reported were- -80% students reported that lack ofsubmission related integrity as a majorbarrier -70% cites privacy concern as a barrier4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 9
  10. 10. Research Indicates that- McCarthy, University of Adelaide, (2010) found outthe following- -88%opined Facebook groups and Image Galleriesdeveloped academic relationships with same-culture students and 73% felt with different-culturestudents. -73% said Facebook groups and Image Galleriesdeveloped social relationships -89% said Facebook group and Image Galleriesgenerated rewarding academic discussions thatbenefited their studies this semester -92% felt Facebook group and image galleriesincreased their interaction with peers.4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 10
  11. 11. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 11Teachers guide to Social Media Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8lFrW4CSuI Lets discuss the observations Clickhttp://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/teachers-guide-social-media_b25989 (Source: Online Colleges. Learn button via Shutterstock.)
  12. 12. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 12Introduction Social media- Websites and applications that enable usersto create and share content or to participate in socialnetworking. (Oxford Dictionary) Role in teaching-learning- A supplementary teaching-learning tool A follow up tool A novel assessment tool A tool to encourage interaction and peer learning A tool for innovative, experiential team based learning A tool for customized one to one learning between learnerand tutor A tool to measure independent learning takeaway byevery learner
  13. 13. Introduction Advantages- Enables two way communication in realtime Mitigates geographical constraint Encourages self paced learning Techno-savvy professionals are groomed Customized user friendly and collaborativecontents are prepared 7x24x365 learning4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 13
  14. 14. Social Media Landscape4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 14
  15. 15. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 15Social Media Social media are web-2.0 applications Web 2.0 allow user to interact, collaborate in social media Web 2.0 also allow to create user generated content in avirtual community Major social media tools used in education- Face book, MySpace, Orkut Blogs Micro-blogs/Twitter You-tube Mashups Linkedin Wikis Google+ Podcasting Webinar
  16. 16. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 16Face book Create a page on a specific learningcommunity(Referhttps://www.facebook.com/DrManisPageForHisLearnerAndTrainees?ref=hl )Build your audience comprising of thelearnerAdministrator gets weekly summary
  17. 17. Facebook Encourage learning/revision/assessments by postingand encouraging participations of learner in- Quotes Situations/Case-lets Applied questions Video analysis Assessments Announcements * Key to success-Innovative ways of presenting throughaudio-visual and crispy mode, ensuring contents goviral through maximum participation * Beware of plagiarism and subsequent consequences!4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 17
  18. 18. Face book Education centered groups- EU-educators, don Quizote school, Multi-lingualismglobal groups, e-learning in developing anddeveloped countries, Active learning group,Teaching critical thinking, Teacher2teachernetwork, wikieducator, Atlantis, Central MichiganUniversity off-campus programs, Edutopia etc.4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 18
  19. 19. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 19Wikipedia It can be used in the following ways- (1) Search and read contents (2) Contribute and Edit contents and viewhistory of content(Referhttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Business_ethics&action=edit) (3) User-talk for content developmentrelated to courses( Referhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Drmanishankar)
  20. 20. Wikipedia (4) User Sandbox is a sub-page of user‟s user page servingas a testing spot for the user and not an encyclopediaarticle (Referhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Drmanishankar/sandbox)Major benefits are- Collaborative content development with localized andglobalized inputs Periodical editing Challenges Source of contents Plagiarism4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 20
  21. 21. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 21Micro-blog/Twitter Uploading study materials Several bytes each time, rather thanat one go in line with the classroomdelivery Graphs, illustrations, videos etc. canbe shared (Referhttps://twitter.com/twelearnmani orhttps://twitter.com/manitwitts)
  22. 22. Micro-blog/Twitter Maximizing messaging options Private chats for individual clarifications Video chat for non-verbal cues relatedexplanation for better interactivity Getting more educators Educators from the network adds value tothe discussions, forum plays important role4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 22
  23. 23. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 23Micro-blog/Twitter Performing assessments Individual assessments can be done by tagging individuals Groups or topics on which interaction can happen beformed Hashtags and tweet chats can be used to bring studentstogether Some popular hashtags related to education #AcAdv #ESDGC #esl #gtchat #highered #homeschool #ipaded #kinderchat #mlearning #nclb #onlineed/#onlinelearning #opened #playoutdoors #scholarship #school #smedu #spedchat #TLChat #urbaned
  24. 24. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 24Blogs An online diary hosted on the internet E.g. http://www.hbs.edu/about/social-media/Pages/faculty-social-media.aspx E.g. http://drmaniforstudents.blog.com/ Usage of blogs are manifold- Announcements Sharing information and content Additional reading resources Assessments Thread initiation Group discussion and learning
  25. 25. Blogs Some blogs of faculties- http://www.facultyfocus.com/topic/articles/teaching-professor-blog/ http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teaching-with-blogs-30108.html http://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/10/12/100-best-professors-who-blog/ http://ferrada-noli.blogspot.com/ http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/12-blogs-by-professors/ http://science-professor.blogspot.com/ http://academic-jungle.blogspot.com/ http://occamstypewriter.org/athenedonald/ http://www.manishankarthetrainer.blogspot.com/ http://edudemic.com/2011/12/teacher-blogs/ http://manishankarscribbles.wordpress.com/4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 25
  26. 26. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 26Google Groups and Google+ Course/Section based groups Sharing of learning resources Additional information, illustrations Initiation of topic based threads/forums for discussions Individual insights and evaluation along with peer learning ispossible Online assessments and their evaluation Refer (https://groups.google.com/grphp?hl=en&pli=1 in maildrmani@gmail.com) Google plus can be accessed by visiting You plus in gmail Hangouts, Circles of students and teachers are used inteaching/learning
  27. 27. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 27Linkedin Professional networking portal It can be used in the following ways for teaching andlearning- Networking with professionals Participation in different forums and groups Collaborative learning through customized threads Inputs from domain experts on content development Industry specific illustrations, examples by discussingtheoretical topics with industry experts Great Books Group, Learning, Education and TrainingProfessionals group, many company and sector specificgroups.
  28. 28. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 28You-tube Teaching courses/concepts through videos offilms/documentaries/interviews Assessments through videos of films/documentaries/interviews Faculty recorded videos as knowledge reinforcement tools http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyf2xjx4mzU (Documentary) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BhDaKD4kc (Explanation) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OeSk90yDlk (Faculty recordedreinforcement) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHzTUYAOkPM (Classroommanagement) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiW9SNpHvc (Marketingmanagement) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9QWojx8qE (HumanResource management)
  29. 29. 4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 29Benhance http://www.behance.net/Manishankar Teaching through pictures Innovative design/creativity drivenassessments Sharing and publishing student/teacher‟swork Additionally flickr and picassa can be usedfor sharing/gathering digital photos asanalogs are difficult to be retrieved andreused.
  30. 30. Slideshare Upload presentations for review/comments Download presentations for usage Review contents of other contributors Additional resources for teaching andlearning E.g. http://www.slideshare.net/maildrmani/on www.slideshare.net Administrator gets weekly summary4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 30
  31. 31. Additional social media relatedresources for Education Buddypress-Global Social network on web 2. SCN-Students Circle Network- Connects schools, students and teachers. Course-cracker- Elementary school teacher networking platform. Diigo- Classroom2.0 on practical application of computer technology. Picasa in education Elgg- Social network for schools and community in the Middle-east. i-Teach Mobile- Community of educators exploring the use of mobiletechnologies. Linkedin- Ning ArtEd2.0 Assessment for Learning Browardbyte Business Social Network E-college Edublogger Refer- http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 31
  32. 32. ComparisonParameters Twitter Blogs Wikis FacebookDetailed contentpresentationInconvenient HighlyconvenientHighlyconvenientConvenientGroup work HighlyConvenientInconvenient Inconvenient HighlyConvenientAnnouncements HighlyConvenientHighlyconvenientInconvenient HighlyconvenientAssessments Convenient HighlyconvenientInconvenient Highlyconvenient
  33. 33. Activity Form groups of 5 members each preferably from variousdepartments.(No need to change the seating arrangement) Identify five opportunities for the application of social media inthe teaching and learning sphere of Ibra College of Technology. Identify five major challenges for incorporating social media inthe teaching and learning domain of Ibra College of Technology. Suggest measures/strategies that would help in overcoming theaforesaid challenges. List out five value additions you may derive by incorporatingsocial media in the teaching and learning processes of IbraCollege of Technology. Identify a leader within your group who can present the findingsderived out of the brainstorming session. Time allotted for group discussion=15 minutes.
  34. 34. Some food for thought-Social Media Avoiding misuse of resources by teacher-learner duo Protecting the identity of female students (ID related FB accountdevoid of real name and picture) Complimenting with the existing teaching-learning mechanism Creating awareness among the unaware segment Avoiding replication of work Improper referencing leading to legal hassles Original content protection from plagiarism Proper referencing of contents used to avoid legal hassles Scheduling of the usage of social media sans disturbances inroutine teaching-learning Developing a flair for the usage of social media in education andpracticing it in unison Hackers4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 34
  35. 35. References Starre Vartan, (2012),How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction, retrieved on 20/04/2013,http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/how-teachers-use-social-media-in-the-classroom-to-beef-up-in Vanessa Doctor, (2013), How To Use Social Media As A Teaching Tool, (2013), retrievedon20/4/2013,http://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/how-to-use-social-media-as-a-teaching-tool/ Tom Durby,(2012), Top Twitter Hashtags For The Educational Sector, retrieved on 20/4/2013,http://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/top-twitter-hashtags-for-the-educational-sector/ Vanessa Doctor, (2012), 30 Ways To Use Twitter For Education, retrieved on 20/4/2013,http://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/30-ways-to-use-twitter-for-education/ Manishankar Chakraborty, (2008) Personal blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, http://www.manishankarthetrainer.blogspot.com/ Manishankar Chakraborty, (2012) Personal blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, http://www.manishankarscribbles.wordpress.com/ Manishankar Chakraborty, (2008) Personal micro-blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, http://www.twitter.com/manitwitts Shea Bennet, (2012), A Teacher‟s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC], retrieved on 21/4/2013,http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/teachers-guide-social-media_b25989 SIFE, (2010), Business Ethics: Resolving an Unethical Situation, retrieved on 22/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyf2xjx4mzU Kaaj Embren, (2013), Jim O`Toole, Professor in Business Ethics, retrieved on 22/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BhDaKD4kc Manishankar Chakraborty,(2013), Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty speaks on the importance of social media,retrieved on22/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OeSk90yDlk Brian Burns, (2010), Sales Training - Funny Look at Sales Training | Sales Training Class - Sales Training, retrieved on 22/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiW9SNpHvc People streme, (Unknown), When Barry met Sammy - A Funny View of Human Resources and knowledge workers, retrieved on22/4/2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9QWojx8qE Rosary films, (Unknown), How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training, retrieved on 22/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHzTUYAOkPM Manishankar, (2012), Benhance, retrieved on 22/4/2012, http://www.behance.net/Manishankar Manishankar, (2013), Facebook page of Dr. Mani, retrieved on 22/4/2013,https://www.facebook.com/DrManisPageForHisLearnerAndTrainees?ref=hl Manishankar, (2013), Wikipedia page of Dr. Mani, retrieved on 22/4/2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Drmanishankar Ewan McIntosh, (2009),Social media creates open education, retrieved on 23/4/2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8lFrW4CSuI Google images, retrieved on 21/4/2013 to 23/4/2013, http://images.google.com.om/imghp?hl=en Dr.Mani, (2013), Blog, retrieved on 23/04/2013, http://drmaniforstudents.blog.com/ Harvard Business School Professor Blogs, (2013), retrieved on 23/4/2013, http://www.hbs.edu/about/social-media/Pages/faculty-social-media.aspx Bryan Alexander (2006), Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning, Educase Review, Vol 41, No 2, Pg32-44 Moran, Mike; Seaman, Jeff; Tinti-Kane, Hester (2011), Babson Survey Research Group, Joshua McCarthy (2010), Blended learning environments: Using social networking sites to enhance the first year experience,Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(6), Pg-729-740.
  36. 36. Floor open for discussion…. Thanking you! Happy Learning & Teaching throughSocial Media!!!4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 36

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