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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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#Blend14 Workshop: Engaging Students #Blend14 Workshop: Engaging Students Presentation Transcript

  • Supporting Blended Learners’ Engagement Using Social Media & Experiential Learning Blended Learning Conference @laurapasquini July 8, 2014 Denver, CO #Blend14 #blended36685
  • About.me/LauraPasquini
  • Image c/o CRUSTINA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/3196036316/ What do you want to learn today? Tell me about it.
  • Agenda •Getting Social (Media) •Digital Skills for Learners •Supporting Experiential Learning & Engagement •Ideas To Blend Your Programs & Curriculum on Campus
  • Workshop resources & presentation: http://bit.ly/blended36685
  • Do you tweet? #blend36685
  • One word that describes what you do on campus.
  • “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” ~Hannah Arendt
  • Image c/o deanj http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanj/2398424227/
  • “Self-authorship is a strong basis to advance learning outcomes, prepare our students, and include reflection for our learning experience.” (Baxter Magolda, 2004)
  • 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?
  • Required Skills for Blended Learners to Tell Stories: 1. Exploration 2. Connection 3. Curation 4. Collaboration 5. Openness
  • #1. Exploration
  • Image c/o Luke Mahan http://www.flickr.com/photos/kremovich/4471473109/ Web 2.0 #SocialMedia Social Web New Media Transmedia Emerging Tech
  • “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
  • It’s not about the technology, it’s all social Tanya Joosten (@tjoosten)
  • “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
  • Via @intersection1 http://www.intersecti onconsulting.com/ Cultivate an Active Social Network
  • What is ONE technology you want to EXPLORE at #blend14?
  • #Blend14 Technology Test Kitchen Visit, explore, connect & create!
  • 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
  • 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
  • #2. Connection
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  • Flickr photo c/o xotoko
  • Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) & #eci831
  • What the hashtag? Hashtags rock. Tweet, yeah!
  • @tanyajoosten http://tanyajoosten.com/ #edusocmedia #edtech #phdchat #sachat #highered #AcAdv #blend14 #edchat
  • Follow: #AcAdv & @AcAdvChat
  • 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
  • Give & Get Support
  • Develop a Community
  • There are A LOT of people chatting. Have you explored yet? http://bitly.com/TwitterChatSchedule
  • Wiggins & McTighe, 2005
  • 50 #ugstJOUR
  • Peer-to-Peer Education
  • 53 Student Panel Q & A
  • 56 #ugstSTORY
  • SocialConnection
  • 58 Live Tweets to take Notes
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  • Image c/o http://blog.us.cision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/SM-Policy-Image.bmp Where do your learners connect?
  • #3. Curation
  • Online information flows like…
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Communities of Practice http://www.ewenger.com/theory/ @nancywhite Wenger, 2006
  • dailyshoot.comNew Learning Spaces
  • http://storify.com/Open Forum & Debates
  • Conduct Your Curation Research (why?)
  • 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
  • Hootsuite.com
  • Facebook Insights
  • Curation Considerations •Curriculum engagement •Knowledge sharing •Feedback from learners •Provide real-time resources •Interactive communication channel
  • Select Your Blended Learning Channels (why?)
  • Platform Considerations •Channel options – testing & exploring •Related to learning outcomes •Potential for community use
  • • 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
  • #4. Collaboration
  • @catspyjamasnz
  • Participation = Engagement
  • Share Learners Stories
  • Thoughts Sharing IDEAS!
  • 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/
  • Discovery
  • Creativity
  • A picture is worth…
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  • #asbABQ13 97
  • Managing your time & resources…
  • Editorial Calendar and Content Assessment Via @julieclarsen - Building Interaction - What information is necessary? - Passive is not bad - Free, fast and fun
  • 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?
  • Bufferapp.com
  • • 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
  • #5. Openness
  • “...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
  • Digital Scholars • @mweller … The Ed Techie 110
  • Digital Identity 111
  • Reflection http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/
  • Research & Support
  • Join a Community: e.g. UNT LT Facebook Page 114
  • To Ask Questions & Disucss
  • http://www.sageperformance.com/ojs/index.php/LPQ
  • How can you help your students write their blended story?
  • #ugstSTORY Blog Posts
  • #ugstSTORY Photos
  • #ugstSTORY Final Projects
  • Prevent Blended #failwhales
  • 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.
  • Be Brave!
  • • 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
  • You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.
  • Stay connected #Blend14 http://bit.ly/blended36685