Hopes, Dreams & Fears of #SM•What do you know?•What do you want to learn?•How can we get you there?•Think–Pair–Share with your neighbor•Please share here: http://goo.gl/4Kuuq
Question Why should NACADA engage & use Social Media?
The Personal Web "...a growing set of free and simple tools and applications... 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...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
New Media Ecology Realities• Media & gadgets are everywhere• Internet = center of the revolution• Easy to communicate• Anywhere & anytime• Multitasking is the norm• More change is to come • Adopted from L. Raine (2007) • http://www.pewinternet.org/
Principles of ConnectivismGeorge Siemens (http://www.connectivism.ca/):•Being connected•Learning from others •Connecting information•Various online interaction•Diverse opinions & ideas•Capacity to know more•Nurturing connections•On-going learning•Making choices & decisions
Social Network - Facebook -You choose your friends -Network -A very social space - family, friends, etc. -You choose “Likes” -Users share content -Groups & messages -Fan Pages -Updates on wall -Newsfeed
Blogs• Easy to build & maintain via 3rd party sites• Integration of other tools – like, retweet, comment, etc.• Short posts – bullets with links• Dynamic• How often to post? What type of content?Look back at #nacada10 blogger
How to Share...• Post. Embed. Stream.• Organize. Tag. Group.• Make notable notes.• Include online resources & web links!• Post comments - give & get• Join a group or community.• Private vs. Public images• Thumbs up OR Add to Favorites• Connect/Link images to a blog, website, network, etc.
Social Spaces – Bookmarking • Save references & resources • Tags + search = SOCIAL • Build your bookmarking network • Share information • Recommend online reading • Categorize your content • Easy to access, locate & ﬁnd • M is for Metadata • Stored “in the cloud”
Be a Participant1. Social media = be social2. Respond to others3. Give thanks for sharing4. Pay it forward = the learning5. Start the conversation6. NACADA branding & promotion7. Keep it up: make time