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Media & learning 2012 (accessible) social media in learning and education - by karel van isacker

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  • 1. (Accessible) Social Media inLearning and Education
  • 2. A little background informationo Established in 2007o Activities  Specialised in SEM=SEO+SEA+SMO  SEO (search engine optimization)  SEA (search engine advertising)  SMO (social media optimization)  S(E)M (search (engine) marketing)  Main clients: insurance and music industry  Social focus: ICT enabling People with Disabilities during education, job seeking and employment  Special interest in basic ICT and ICT-based AT skills training Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 3. Hype?o Seems complex… But itisn’t.o The tools are out there.o The pedagogicalframework is lacking in mostcases, while peer resistanceis omnipresent.Source: Edudemic Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 4. Social media a11y in 20112011 data – Poor accessibility…(source: Denis Boudreau, AccessibilitéWeb, 2012) Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 5. Social media a11y in 2012 Few changes by March 2012. Twitte Faceb LinkedI YouTu GoogleMost frequent a11y problems r ook n be +#1 – Headings 0/3 0/3 2/3 1/3 1/3#2 – Colour contrast 0/1 0/1 0/1 1/1 0/1#3 – Labels and Form fields 0/2 0/2 0/2 1/2 0/2#4 – Keyboard Navigation 0/7 1/7 2/7 0/7 0/7#5 – Text alternatives for pictures 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1#6 – Multimedia NA 0/3 NA 0/3 0/3#7 – Language 0/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2#8 – Validation 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/1Satisfied success criteria 0/15 2/20 5/15 4/20 2/20 Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 6. But it can be accessible!o Twitter vs. Easy Chirp:  http://www.easychirp.como Facebook vs. m.Facebook  http://m.facebook.como YouTube vs. Accessible YouTube / Amara  http://www.cs.unc.edu/~gb/AccessibleYouTube and subtitles using Amara - http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/o SlideShare vs. EasySlideShare:  http://icant.co.uk/easy-slideshare/?slides=http://urlslideshareo Accessible elearning: Atutor LMS http://www.atutor.ca Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 7. Accessible course material, including documentso An accessible document is the basis for other accessible formats.  PDF  DAISY - audiobook  Braille …o Free tools (odt2daisy, odt2braille, Save as Daisy, …) Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 8. Involving learners…Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 9. So how to proceed?o 80% of Americans use social media monthly (Forrester)o Global users spend close to 6 hours/month on socialnetworking sites (Nielsen).o Core is to learn:  overarching concepts to utilize social media for learning  how to design learning activities using social media  pedagogical and theoretical frameworks for social media and learning Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 10. Realigning New Technologies to Pedagogy Table: Technology affordances mapped to different learning theories Source: Grainne Conole. "New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies". July 2008, Ariadne Issue 56Theories Main focus Map to technologiesBehaviourism • Trial and error learning • Presentation of content, • Learning through use of multiple media to association and convey information reinforcement • Feedback through e- assessment tools • Peer feedbackCognitive constructivism • Focus on the processes • Guided and adaptive by which learners build their instruction through own mental structures when interactive materials. interacting with an • Access to resources and environment expertise offers the • Task-orientated, favour potential to develop more hands-on, self-directed engaging and student- activities orientated towards centred, active and design and discovery authentic learning environments. Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 11. Theories Main focus Map to technologiesSocial constructivism •Emphasis on interpersonal • Asynchronous and relationships involving imitation synchronous communication. and modelling and joint • Archive materials and construction of knowledge. resources provide ample opportunity for vicarious learning. • Different online communication tools and learning environments / social fora offer potential for new forms of communities of practice or facilities to support & enhance existing communities.Situated learning •Learning as social participation • Networking capabilities of the •Shift from a focus on the Web enable more diverse individual and information- access to different forms of focused learning to an expertise and the potential for emphasis on social learning the development of different and communication / types of communities. collaboration. • Online communication tools and learning environments offer the potential for new forms of communities of practice or can facilitate and enhance existing Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu communities.
  • 12. Social Media & Learningo Courses (15-20 sessions) how to do this:  Learning foundation: examining connection “learning - social media”  Concepts: broad trends that stem from using social media  Tools: exploring various social media technologies, their functions and capabilities  Usage: practical methods to employ social media for learning  Personal activity: design a learning activity using social mediao After completing this course, trainer will be able to:  Differentiate and learn about social media technologies/concepts  Understand pedagogical opportunities for social media  Design learning activities using social media Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 13. Relevant initiativeo SMILE - Social Media in Learning and Education  April 2012 - March 2013 (Facebook Digital Citizenship Research Grant)  Online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of European Schoolnet (EUN) to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers;  Research with the learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms;  Broad dissemination of the research results through EUN’s interactive portals for teachers, as well as through European and international meetings and conferences. Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 14. What is moving?o Consultation on “Opening up Education - a proposal for aEuropean Initiative to enhance education and skillsdevelopment through new technologies”  Last quarter of 2012: EC Communication on Rethinking Skills aiming to increase the quantity, quality and relevance of skills supply for higher economic and social outcomes.  Announce new EU Initiative on "Opening up Education“ (proposal):  Exploit the potential contribution of ICTs and Open Educational Resources (OER) to education and skills development.  Topic of a subsequent Communication in mid-2013. Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu
  • 15. Contact detailsMr. Karel Van IsackerProjects & Business DeveloperMobile: (B) +32 496 334056Mobile: (GR) +30 6942 868812Phone: +32 51 568570E-Mail: karel@phoenixkm.euSkype: karel.phoenixkm Amersveldestraat 189, 8610 Kortemark - Belgium – Tel: 00 32 (0) 51 568570 - www.PhoenixKM.eu – inf o@PhoenixKM.eu

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