Rey Junco & Eric Gordon: Social Media for Engaging Multiple Learning Styles

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In this presentation, Rey Junco and Eric Gordon discuss how online social spaces are transforming classroom engagement. Specifically, they address how these spaces can improve student capacity to participate in class dialogue by allowing a safer, slightly less ego-invested method of interaction. This was presented at the Social Media for Teaching and Learning event on Oct. 19th in Boston, MA.

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  • Even before digital technologies, we have lots of different ways of expressing ourselves to others
  • talk about the context for the study - seminar classroom - ~10 students per class - professor rarely lecturing; student-led presentations not private tablets
  • Rey Junco & Eric Gordon: Social Media for Engaging Multiple Learning Styles

    1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENGAGING MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES REY JUNCO ERIC GORDONrjunco@cyber.law.harvard.edu egordon@cyber.law.harvard.edu @reyjunco @ericbot
    2. 2. ONLINEDISINHIBITION EFFECT
    3. 3. ATTENTION AND DISTRACTION
    4. 4. flickr / eston
    5. 5. flickr / Tommy Huynh
    6. 6. SPEECHAPPEARANCEGESTURE
    7. 7. TWITTERINSTANT MESSAGETEXT MESSAGEEMAIL
    8. 8. Front ChannelBack Channel
    9. 9. Front StageBack Stage
    10. 10. Main StageSide Stage
    11. 11. Tin CanHarry, D., Gordon, E., Schmandt, C. (2012). “Setting the Stage for Interaction: A Tablet Application to Augment Group Discussion in a Seminar Class.”Proceedings of Community Supported Cooperative Work, Seattle, WA.
    12. 12. Not everyone is equally comfortableparticipating.People talk one-at-a-time;simultaneous speaking is viewed asimpolite.Power dynamics can diminishparticipation.
    13. 13. ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION
    14. 14. ACCULTURATION
    15. 15. Questions? REY JUNCO ERIC GORDONrjunco@cyber.law.harvard.edu egordon@cyber.law.harvard.edu @reyjunco @ericbot

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