Image c/o CRUSTINA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/3196036316/Talking About #SocialMedia ....
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“Over 94% ofundergraduate, graduate,and community collegestudents are Internet usersand approximately 80% ofthis same group use socialnetworking sites.”College students and Technology,The Pew Internet Research
New Media Ecology Realities• Media & gadgets are everywhere• Internet = center of the revolution• Easy communication• Anywhere & anytime• Multitasking = norm• More change to come• (Raine, 2007)Flickr photo c/o of Dryicon
Technological Determinism 101We live in a culture saturated with the idea thattechnologies are, effectively, things in themselves, inspite of the fact that they arise from and are utilizedand therefore given meaning within particular socialand cultural contexts. We tend to see technologies interms of their “thingness” – their shiny gadget glory– rather than in terms of the affordances or actionpossibilities they enable in different societalsituations. This separation of thing from context andpossibility leads to determinism, or the belief thatmachines have the capacity to act on us and do thingsto us in and of themselves.~ Bonnie Stewart a.k.a. @bonstewarthttp://theory.cribchronicles.com/2013/01/30/connected-learning-getting-beyond-technological-determinism/
Needs Assessment1. Determine AdvisingTechnology Goals2. Determine Resources3. Create, Design, and Edit4. Pilot the Project5. Review and Evaluate6. Update and Development
What expectations do ourlearners have in the future?
Image c/o The Out Sourcing Company http://www.theoutsourcingcompany.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/idea.jpgThere mustbe othersways tosupport ourstudents
“Students experience anincreasing need for connectivityand digital access to excel beyondthe higher education learningenvironment. They must accessand interact with information,learning materials, and colleaguesfrom around the globe.”Implications for use of technology in advising 2011 N
Develop an IdentityDo you like spam?Students don’t either.What is your office brand?What information do youneed to convey tostudents? Start with thesequestions, and then addin personality and variety.@julieclarsen
CrowdsourcingGoogle Docs, Wikis, Social Networks, Skype/G+Hangouts, Dropbox… OH MY!
Use of social mediadoes not mean thatsensitive data aboutstudents orfaculty/staff memberswill be released. Like allthings, proper trainingshould be conductedto make sure everyoneis aware of protocolsand best practices.
Play = “the tension between the rules of thegame and the freedom to act within thoserules” (Thomas & Seely Brown, 2011)
Consider...Connecting to peersSaving time to playFinding new ways of learningEmbracing alternativesBeing a participantModeling social media use
Measure & AssessReaction:Did they like it?Usability:Did they use it? How? Easy?Behavior:Is there a changed behavior? Difference in serviceprovision? Student reaction?Results:Is there an overall advising benefit?