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Social Media in Class - ICCHE 2010

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    • Using Social Media as a Classroom Tool
      Emily Boles
      Center for Online Learning, Research & Service
      University of Illinois Springfield
    • What is Social Media?
      Is it Social Networking? Wiki? Blogs? Video Sharing? Photo Sharing? Social Bookmarking?
    • Let’s break it down.
      Media = an instrument on communication(television, newspaper or radio)
      Thus, social media is social (community-based) instrument of communication
      Regular media =
      1 Way Street
      Single or Limited Sources
      Social media =
      Two Way Street
      Many Voices or Sources
    • Social Media Is
      Any website that invites interaction with the site and with other members.
    • Types of Social Media
      Social News. (Digg, Reddit) Vote and rank articles and leave comments
      Social Bookmarking. (Delicious, Diigo) Tag & share bookmarks, search other’s bookmarks
      Social Networking. (Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning) Add friends, comment on profiles, share media, join groups discussions
      Photo/Video/Audio Sharing. (YouTube, Flickr, iTunes) Share photos/videos & comment on user submissions
      Wikis. (Wikipedia, PB Wiki, Wikispaces) Create new wiki, add or edit existing wiki/articles
    • Social Media in Class
      Supports a constructivist learning theoryPeople build knowledge for themselves through experiences
      Engages students with content and one anotherResearch in Communities of Inquiry shows that increased levels of interaction lead to higher student satisfaction (Swan, 2004)
      Allows students to build a PLE that continues after coursePersonal Learning Environment
      Builds communication and technology skillsDesirable skills in the workforce
      It’s FUN :-D
    • More Popular Than Email
      Two thirds of us now use "member communities"
      MC popularity is being boosted by the growinguse of mobiles for internet access.
      MCs now make up "the fourth most popular category online – ahead of personal email," says Nielsen Online.
    • Social News
      The largest and most popular social news website on the internet. Covers all topics including politics, entertainment, technology and general news. Includes a separate video and image section.
      Popular social news website with a large user base. Covers a wide range of news. Includes several topical sections called subreddits, which focus on specific topics like programming, science, politics and business.
      News Mixer http://newsmixer.us/
      Developed by journalist grad students to see how the web could be used to support conversations around local news
      50 Social News Websites from DoshDosh Bloghttp://www.doshdosh.com/list-of-social-media-news-websites/
    • Social Bookmarking
      Group and discussion tool, high/comment the web, bookmarking
      Delicious http://delicious.com
      Bookmarking, tag clouds to share on other sites
    • Social News & Bookmarking in Class
      Collaborative/Individual Research Projects
      Provide resources to your students
      Visual method to present topic in LMS
      Present content to students in multiple courses through tag clouds
      Bring students across disciplines together for a project (bio-ethics, literature and the environment, etc)
    • Social Networking
      Friend others, groups, fan pages, integrate with Bb
      LinkedIn http://linkedin.com
      Professional social networking; often used by hiring managers to research candidates
      Create a social network around a topic, can be private
    • Wikis & Blogs
      PB Works http://pbworks.com
      Free to educators, student accounts do not require email addresses
      One free wiki, easy to edit
      Blogger http://blogger.com
      Free. Unlimited blogs. Post comments without usernames.
    • Social Networking & Wikis/Blogsin Class
      Service Learning – build a site for local group or to bring awareness to cause
      Project presentations
      E-portfolios of student work
      Extension of LMS. Meet students where they are
      Collect resources (websites, annotated bibs, model assignments) for course
      Collaborate with colleagues on professional projects
      Group projects, essays and reports
      Space for free writing or journaling
      Students work collaboratively to create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide
      Less formal discussions
    • Photo/Video/Audio Sharing Sites
      Share and collect images
      YouTube http://youtube.com
      Share and view/comment on videos
      iTunes/iTunes U http://www.apple.com/itunes/
      Share, consume, rate podcasts
    • Photo/Video/Audio Sharing in Class
      Appeal to Different Learning Styles
      Teach students to create multimedia
      Assign students to present a course topic to class
      Interviews with video/audio
    • Google Wave – Integrated Platform
      A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
      A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
      A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.
    • Choosing Social Media
    • ASSURE Model (Heinrich, 1999)
      Procedural guide when introducing technology into lesson planning.
      Ensures media use is appropriate to task & audience
      Help instructors prevent time wasting activities
      Can illustrate misapplication or incorrect preparation for technology.
    • ASSURE Model, continued
      Analyze Learners. Who will be using the technology? What skill or experience do they have with web based tools? Are learning styles important? Will the users have ready access to the web? When? How?
      State Objectives. What are the goals of the experience? Considering these goals, what Web 2.0 tool best supports the learning objectives/tasks? What purpose, performance, or task is to be assigned? What type of communication? What type of information gathering? What Quality/ Quantity measures should be included?
      Select Media. Should the interaction be public or private? Do we need a record or archive of the events? What type of controls are necessary? Is the information subject to comment? Copyright?
      Utilize Media. If it was a classroom, this would be where you state what you need to do to set up the projector for all to see and hear, the preparation needed for the technology, etc. For web-based tools the questions are more complex. Do students need to create individual accounts? Do we want to register this material as part of our school? Do we need file storage space to store video or audio files before uploading? Do we need a microphone, web camera, or speakers?
      Require Learner Participation. How will you make sure that participants are attentive to the objectives?
      Evaluation and Revise. How did this work? What do the participants say about the media and methods used? Did the media enhanced the lesson or distracted from it?
    • 6 Step Design Plan (Rhone, 1995)
      How does technology connect with curriculum, time frames, learning styles
      How to assess content knowledge, technology skills
      Planning, practice, reflection  essential components technology integration.
      1. Identify concepts or objective.
      2. Plan the performance tasks linking the instruction and activity with the performance assessment
      3. Choose a technology supporting the integrated curriculum theme and/or to the objectives.
      4. Allow time to work with the technology using appropriate tasks, equipment, or manipulative.
      5. Allow time to reflect/record or share products.
      6. Allow time for explanation and sharing.
    • Help Your Students Succeed
      Clear instructions/tutorials
      Time to explore the tool(s)
      Include time for peer review/drafts/feedback
      Ask them what they thought/how to improve
    • http://mashable.com/2010/04/15/reduce-social-media-distractions/
    • Social Media Resources
      The Use of Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communications: A Guide for Professionals in Higher Educationhttp://doteduguru.com/id423-social-media-uses-higher-education-marketing-communication.html
      Educause08: Social Media and Educationhttp://www.slideshare.net/intellagirl/educause08-social-media-and-education-presentation
      Classroom 2.0 – Web 2.0 and Social Media in Educationhttp://www.classroom20.com/
    • Humorous Videos
      Crazy Little Thing The Webhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x96KP1wfbpY
      Social Media Blueshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T37q9Lx6sw