Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online

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May 26, 2010

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  • 1. Technology & Advising Series   Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online Oak Vichaikul, University of Nevada Las Vegas Laura Pasquini, University of North Texas
  • 2. Introduction Laura Pasquini Academic Advisor II College of Business University of North Texas Oak Vichaikul Senior Academic Advisor Academic Success Center University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 3. Agenda Defining Web 2.0  Online Tools & Resources Getting Started Advising 2.0 in Action Q & A
  • 4. The Take Away
      • Connect technology to student learning
      • Identify web 2.0 tools for academic advising
      • Understand how to advise using web 2.0
      • Consider online collaborative communities for your campus
  • 5. The Power of Personal Web "...a growing set of free and simple tools and applications, it is easy to create customized, personal web-based environments —  a personal web  — that explicitly supports one’s social, professional, learning and other activities via highly personalized windows to the networked world. Online material can be saved, tagged, categorized, and repurposed without difficulty and without any special knowledge of how web pages are put together... tools to use, and any task — from creating and distributing content, to organizing one’s personal and professional time, to developing a library of resources that constantly refresh and update themselves.. The 2009 Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/
  • 6. Defining Web 2.0
    • Web 2.0
      • online
      • community
      • share
      • collaborate
      • web-based
      • interaction
      • user-centered
      • design
      • social
  • 7. Why Use Web 2.0? 
      • Information sharing
      • Optimize resources
      • Innovative problem-solving
      • Enhance creativity
      • Collaborate
    •  
      • Simple
  • 8. Question What web 2.0 tools do you use? Why? Do you use web 2.0 in Academic Advising? How?
  • 9. Engaging & Communicating Online Facebook Blogs Twitter Flickr Web 2.0 Advising With... Delicious
  • 10. Principles of Connectivism
      • Being connected
      • Learning from others 
      • Process of connecting information
      • Different modes of online interaction
      • Diverse opinions, ideas & concepts
      • Capacity to know more, is more critical
      • Nurturing connections on-going learning
      • Making choices & decisions
    • George Siemens , 2004 
  • 11. Information & Communication Travels
  • 12. New Media Ecology Realities
      • Media & gadgets are part of everyday life
      • Easy to gather information & communicate
      • Anywhere & anytime
      • The internet is the center of the revolution
      • Multitasking becomes a way of life
      • Ability to be a publisher, creator or storyteller
      • All will change in the coming years
    Adopted from L. Raine (2007) Pew Internet
  • 13. Our Advising 2.0 Toolbox
  • 14. Blogs Web Log = blog
  • 15. Blogs Log/ Journal / Diary
  • 16. Blogs Regular Entries
  • 17. Blogs Virtual vs. Physical 
  • 18. Blogs Always Open
  • 19. Blogs Media Rich 
  • 20. Blogs Specific subject 
  • 21. Blogs Feedback from viewers 
  • 22. Demo
  • 23. Blogs blogger.com tumblr.com wordpresss.com posterous.com
  • 24. Microblogs Extremely small blog that is limited in size of content.
  • 25. Microblogs How small is small?
  • 26. Microblogs 140 Characters
  • 27. Microblogs Updates limited to text only
  • 28. Microblogs Do more with less
  • 29. Microblogs Concise communication
  • 30. Microblogs Headlines Teasers Trailers
  • 31. Demo
  • 32. Microblogs
  • 33. Social Networking Online communities of people connected to share interests or activities.
  • 34. Social Networking
    • Profiles can facilitate:
      • sharing messages
      • news posts
      • videos
      • pictures
      • connection to groups
      • personal updates
  • 35. Social Networking Computer mediated social interaction.
  • 36. Social Networking Connection to friends, classmates, family, co-workers, alumni, conference buddies, and MORE!
  • 37. Social Networking
    • Allows you to:
      • support a cause
      • disseminate news
      • share common interests
      • aggregate information
      • have fun
      • be introduced
      • stay connected
  • 38. Social Networking You can CHOOSE what &  how you want to share =>  Privacy Settings are Important!
  • 39. Social Networking
    • Fan Pages &Groups connect   students to Advising Centers & Offices for:
      • upcoming events
      • dates & deadlines
      • advising hours
      • general academic info
      •   introduce advisors & staff
  • 40. Social Networking myspace.com facebook.com linkedin.com
  • 41. Demo
  • 42. Photo Sharing Publish & share digital  photos online
  • 43. Photo Sharing Kindergarten Rule #3:  Share with others.
  • 44. Photo Sharing Organize. Tag. Group.
  • 45. Photo Sharing Make notable notes.
  • 46. Photo Sharing Include an online reference.  Web links are great!
  • 47. Photo Sharing POST a comment. Give & get feedback.
  • 48. Photo Sharing Join a group. Be part of the community.
  • 49. Photo Sharing Private vs. Public images. You decide.
  • 50. Photo Sharing Connect your images to your advising website, blog & social network.
  • 51. Photo Sharing smugmug.com flickr.com photobucket.com shutterfly.com picasa.google.com
  • 52. Demo
  • 53. Collaborative Software Software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals.
  • 54. Collaborative Software Document Collaboration
  • 55. Collaborative Software Web Based
  • 56. Collaborative Software Real Time
  • 57. Collaborative Software Multiple Users
  • 58. Collaborative Software Track History of Edits
  • 59. Demo
  • 60. Collaboration Software
  • 61. Social Bookmarks
    • Save your online resources:
        • share
        • organize
        • search
        • manage
  • 62. Social Bookmarks Save references & resources.
  • 63. Social Bookmarks Tags are social. Search is social. Be social.
  • 64. Social Bookmarks Build your network. Share information. Recommend resources
  • 65. Social Bookmarks Categorize your content.  Make information easy to find.
  • 66. Social Bookmarks M is for Metadata. Detailed descriptions.
  • 67. Social Bookmarks Accessible anywhere! Stored " in the clouds ."
  • 68. Social Bookmarks reddit.com delicious.com stumbleupon.com addthis.com sharethis.com
  • 69. Demo
  • 70. Advising 2.0 in Action Use in an Academic Advising Center
  • 71. Communication 
  • 72. One Way Communication Notifications News source Noise
  • 73. Two Way Communication Conversation Emphasize quality over quantity Mutually beneficial
  • 74. Academic Success Center Approach
      • Relate to students with technology they use
      • Manage ASC content and its distribution
      • Reference or re-direct as much as possible to ASC or official sites within UNLV
  • 75. Demo
  • 76. Getting Started With Web 2.0 Connect Experiment Explore
    • Try It Out
      • test & play
      • set up an account
      • be informed
      • ask questions
      • get involved
      • take time to learn
    • Join a Network
      • meet new advisors
      • collaborate
      • share with peers
      • link to information
      • get help 
      • show & tell
    • Develop a Plan
      • establish a design team
      • assessment
      • learning outcomes
      • pilot project
      • implement
      • review & evaluate
  • 77. Common Concerns
      • Start up & Help
      • To friend or not to friend?
      • Managing your identity
      • Settings & Access
      • FERPA & Privacy Concerns
      • Walking the line
      • Other questions??
  • 78. Social Web Connects Students Advisor Be Social With Your Advising Share Connect Empower Discuss Collaborate Model
  • 79. Advising 2.0 in Action " Go to where  the students are."   - Laura
  • 80. Advising 2.0 in Action "If you build it they will come, but will they stay?"   - Oak
  • 81. Advising 2.0 in Action "Engage them and  they will stay."
  • 82. Questions or Final Thoughts?
  • 83. Explore & Play with 2.0
      • No "Magic Bullet"
      • Failure leads to success
      • FREE to use! 
      • Participation is key
      • Collaborate & connect
      • Share resources
  • 84. Stay connected... Oak : [email_address] Laura :  [email_address]