#Blend14 Workshop: Engaging Students

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Invited Workshop for the Blended Learning Conference
#blend14
Title: Supporting Blended Learners' Engagement: Curriculum and Community Involvement Using Social Media & Experiential Learning
July 8, 2014
Denver, CO, USA

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    1. 1. Supporting Blended Learners’ Engagement Using Social Media & Experiential Learning Blended Learning Conference @laurapasquini July 8, 2014 Denver, CO #Blend14 #blended36685
    2. 2. About.me/LauraPasquini
    3. 3. Image c/o CRUSTINA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/3196036316/ What do you want to learn today? Tell me about it.
    4. 4. Agenda •Getting Social (Media) •Digital Skills for Learners •Supporting Experiential Learning & Engagement •Ideas To Blend Your Programs & Curriculum on Campus
    5. 5. Workshop resources & presentation: http://bit.ly/blended36685
    6. 6. Do you tweet? #blend36685
    7. 7. One word that describes what you do on campus.
    8. 8. “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” ~Hannah Arendt
    9. 9. Image c/o deanj http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanj/2398424227/
    10. 10. “Self-authorship is a strong basis to advance learning outcomes, prepare our students, and include reflection for our learning experience.” (Baxter Magolda, 2004)
    11. 11. Image c/o The Out Sourcing Company http://www.theoutsourcingcompany.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/idea.jpg How can we ENGAGE our blended learners?
    12. 12. Required Skills for Blended Learners to Tell Stories: 1. Exploration 2. Connection 3. Curation 4. Collaboration 5. Openness
    13. 13. #1. Exploration
    14. 14. Image c/o Luke Mahan http://www.flickr.com/photos/kremovich/4471473109/ Web 2.0 #SocialMedia Social Web New Media Transmedia Emerging Tech
    15. 15. “Over 94% of undergraduate, graduate, and community college students are Internet users and approximately 80% of this same group use social networking sites.” College students and Technology, The Pew Internet Research
    16. 16. It’s not about the technology, it’s all social Tanya Joosten (@tjoosten)
    17. 17. “Students experience an increasing need for connectivity and digital access to excel beyond the higher education learning environment. They must access and interact with information, learning materials, and colleagues from around the globe.” Implications for use of technology in advising 2011 NACADA National Survey
    18. 18. Via @intersection1 http://www.intersecti onconsulting.com/ Cultivate an Active Social Network
    19. 19. What is ONE technology you want to EXPLORE at #blend14?
    20. 20. #Blend14 Technology Test Kitchen Visit, explore, connect & create!
    21. 21. 1. Be social 2. Respond 3. Share 4. Connect 5. Start the conversation 6. Keep it going: make time Flickr photo c/o furiousgeorge81 Be a Participant
    22. 22. Develop an Identity Do you like spam? Do you like “bots”? Customers don’t either. What is your organizational brand? What information do you want to share? Start with these questions, and then add in personality and variety. @julieclarsen Via @julieclarsen
    23. 23. #2. Connection
    24. 24. 37
    25. 25. Flickr photo c/o xotoko
    26. 26. Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) & #eci831
    27. 27. What the hashtag? Hashtags rock. Tweet, yeah!
    28. 28. @tanyajoosten http://tanyajoosten.com/ #edusocmedia #edtech #phdchat #sachat #highered #AcAdv #blend14 #edchat
    29. 29. Follow: #AcAdv & @AcAdvChat
    30. 30. Low Impact: Read chat transcripts Medium Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #______ hashtag Post advising-related content as you wish “Lurk” during a chat time High Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #______ hashtag Chime in with your thoughts/opinions/experiences during a chat time Connect with peers beyond Twitter Chats
    31. 31. Give & Get Support
    32. 32. Develop a Community
    33. 33. There are A LOT of people chatting. Have you explored yet? http://bitly.com/TwitterChatSchedule
    34. 34. Wiggins & McTighe, 2005
    35. 35. 50 #ugstJOUR
    36. 36. Peer-to-Peer Education
    37. 37. 53 Student Panel Q & A
    38. 38. 56 #ugstSTORY
    39. 39. SocialConnection
    40. 40. 58 Live Tweets to take Notes
    41. 41. 59
    42. 42. Image c/o http://blog.us.cision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/SM-Policy-Image.bmp Where do your learners connect?
    43. 43. #3. Curation
    44. 44. Online information flows like…
    45. 45. Crowdsourcing
    46. 46. Communities of Practice http://www.ewenger.com/theory/ @nancywhite Wenger, 2006
    47. 47. dailyshoot.comNew Learning Spaces
    48. 48. http://storify.com/Open Forum & Debates
    49. 49. Conduct Your Curation Research (why?)
    50. 50. ANALYTICS -Google Analytics -Social Network Analysis -Twitter search Hashtags (#) – Hashtracking.com Interactions Followers & RTs & @ mentions -Content Management Bufferapp.com Hootsuite.com Facebook Insights SocialBro.com Researching options
    51. 51. Hootsuite.com
    52. 52. Facebook Insights
    53. 53. Curation Considerations •Curriculum engagement •Knowledge sharing •Feedback from learners •Provide real-time resources •Interactive communication channel
    54. 54. Select Your Blended Learning Channels (why?)
    55. 55. Platform Considerations •Channel options – testing & exploring •Related to learning outcomes •Potential for community use
    56. 56. • Learn as you go • Brainstorm ideas with campus colleagues • Find interesting artifacts to collect • Consider collaboration among departments • Identify curation projects for events, programs & curriculum • Encourage a sense of community Curation Tips
    57. 57. #4. Collaboration
    58. 58. @catspyjamasnz
    59. 59. Participation = Engagement
    60. 60. Share Learners Stories
    61. 61. Thoughts Sharing IDEAS!
    62. 62. ACE: Learning Outcomes • Incoming UTSC students will: o orient themselves to the campus o connect with resources & services o transition into university life o join a collaborative community o learn about UTSC via weekly topics o ask helpful questions o connect with other students on campus AA & CC Online peer www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/ace/
    63. 63. Discovery
    64. 64. Creativity
    65. 65. A picture is worth…
    66. 66. 96
    67. 67. #asbABQ13 97
    68. 68. Managing your time & resources…
    69. 69. Editorial Calendar and Content Assessment Via @julieclarsen - Building Interaction - What information is necessary? - Passive is not bad - Free, fast and fun
    70. 70. Measure & Assess Reaction: Did they like it? Feedback or comments? Likes? Usability: Did they use it? Did learners engage? How? Easy? Behavior: Is there a changed behavior? Difference in learning & feedback? Results: Is there an overall benefit? What? Meets goals?
    71. 71. Bufferapp.com
    72. 72. • Be active • Create a profile & get talking • Engage with your campus • Read resources shared • Ask questions • Post challenges • Don’t just push information out • Have a personality • Encourage discussion Engage Your Community
    73. 73. #5. Openness
    74. 74. “...technology could be used much more strategically than is currently undertaken to commit students to their academic life.” orizon Report 2012 Dahlstrom, de Boor, Grunwald, & Vockley, 2012
    75. 75. Digital Scholars • @mweller … The Ed Techie 110
    76. 76. Digital Identity 111
    77. 77. Reflection http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/
    78. 78. Research & Support
    79. 79. Join a Community: e.g. UNT LT Facebook Page 114
    80. 80. To Ask Questions & Disucss
    81. 81. http://www.sageperformance.com/ojs/index.php/LPQ
    82. 82. How can you help your students write their blended story?
    83. 83. #ugstSTORY Blog Posts
    84. 84. #ugstSTORY Photos
    85. 85. #ugstSTORY Final Projects
    86. 86. Prevent Blended #failwhales
    87. 87. Use of social media does not mean that sensitive data about students or faculty/staff members will be released. Like all things, proper training should be conducted to make sure everyone is aware of protocols and best practices.
    88. 88. Be Brave!
    89. 89. • Lurking is learning (at first) • Engage & participate • Share resources openly • Note the “rules” of netiquette • Use the tools differently • Communities will look different – Both the medium & message – Find a place to connect & talk How to get started @ #blend14
    90. 90. You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.
    91. 91. Stay connected #Blend14 http://bit.ly/blended36685

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