UPDATED presentation on Social Media and its role in teaching and learning for the workshop conducted by Dr Manishankar Chakraborty for the teaching staff members of Ibra College of Technology,
UPDATED presentation on Social Media and its role in teaching and learning for the workshop conducted by Dr Manishankar Chakraborty for the teaching staff members of Ibra College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman on the 29th of April 2013.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com) Google plus can be accessed by visiting You plus in gmail Hangouts, Circles of students and teachers are used inteaching/learning
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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Floor open for discussion…. Thanking you! Happy Learning & Teaching throughSocial Media!!!4/29/2013 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 36