Opening up our practices - Going Google

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Opening up our practices - Going Google
Presentation by Sarah Horrigan, Learning Technologies Manager, University of Sheffield

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  • Three main factorsWe were invisibleStudents LOVE GoogleWe have to sell ideas – making them ‘sticky’ – ‘Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories’ (Heath and Heath, 2007 ‘Made to Stick’)
  • It’s was a little like this… there was a load of good and interesting stuff going on under the surface… but were we visible? Not at all!Image source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/desert_island.png
  • It’s was a little like this… there was a load of good and interesting stuff going on under the surface… but were we visible? Not at all!Image source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/desert_island.png
  • If you wanted to find out about learning technologies at the university… this was what you were confronted with…
  • What’s wrong with this picture?What are the issues?No RSSNo engagementNo interactivityUnchanging contentUninvitingCorporateBut… we’re looking in the wrong place and asking the wrong question. This website serves a different purpose
  • What’s wrong with this picture?What are the issues?No RSSNo engagementNo interactivityUnchanging contentUninvitingCorporateBut… we’re looking in the wrong place and asking the wrong question. This website serves a different purpose
  • We needed somewhere to share ideas, to get discussion happening… to be responsive to our audience and to help make connectionsThe official website is not a place for ideas.
  • In the University of Sheffield Students’ Union ‘Technology in learning and teaching’ research, 2012, the top 5 websites and online resources students couldn’t live without was as follows:1. google/google scholar/google mail2. MOLE3. online journal resources4. Wikipedia5. youTubeImage from http://www.flickr.com/photos/31751386@N00/7760134/
  • Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/9822107@N08/3341768026/We need to be practitioners… we need to be visible… we need to be enthusiastic… we need to be supportive… and interesting… and innovative… and this is where going Google has really helped us.
  • We’re taking the view that Twitter and Facebook are personal points of presence – Google Apps including Google+ and Blogger are our professional tools for visibility and discussion… the point where there’s intersection is through the use of hash-tagged content
  • We’re taking the view that Twitter and Facebook are personal points of presence – Google Apps including Google+ and Blogger are our professional tools for visibility and discussion… the point where there’s intersection is through the use of hash-tagged content
  • We’re taking the view that Twitter and Facebook are personal points of presence – Google Apps including Google+ and Blogger are our professional tools for visibility and discussion… the point where there’s intersection is through the use of hash-tagged content
  • Discussions / interviews / general chat
  • We use a hashtag and a circle to update each other every day on what we’re doing across two teams
  • Because you can easily +1 things on a range of websites, it’s been great for sharing items of interest across the team. If I want to draw something to someone’s attention in particular, I just +them and it grabs their attention

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  • 1. Sarah Horrigan University of SheffieldImage from http://www.flickr.com/photos/13522901@N00/166894436/
  • 2. Image source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/desert_island.png
  • 3. Image source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/desert_island.png
  • 4. We‟re here…
  • 5. … didn‟t you spot us?
  • 6. Ideas
  • 7. StudentsLOVEGoogle Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/31751386@N00/7760134/
  • 8. “They should use it (Google apps) bydefault to show other people thebenefits of it. At the moment there isnot that top down, lead by exampleapproach”University of Sheffield Students Union,„Technology Use in Learning and Teaching‟, 2012 Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9822107@N08/3341768026/
  • 9. SocialMedia
  • 10. Dissemination
  • 11. The blog
  • 12. Learningtechnologiesteam.blogspot.com
  • 13. Find
  • 14. Participate
  • 15. Share
  • 16. Subscribe
  • 17. Discover
  • 18. Relatedcontent
  • 19. Sharingtools
  • 20. Comment
  • 21. Before...is anybodyout there?
  • 22. After...Educational institutions visiting the learning technologies blog March to June 2012
  • 23. Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41346951@N05/5764458313/“I saw it on the blog”
  • 24. What aboutFacebook andTwitter?
  • 25. They dontreallyfeature
  • 26. #Personal
  • 27. #Personal Professional
  • 28. #Personal Professional
  • 29. If people want toTweet things forus from theirpersonalaccount... theyuse the hashtag#cicsltt
  • 30. This is where Google+ comes in...
  • 31. "Its just notdoing it forme"
  • 32. "Its just notdoing it forme"(Me, 2011)
  • 33. "Its just notdoing it forme"(whoops!)
  • 34. Sometimes its worth persevering...
  • 35. ... this is one of those times...
  • 36. Posting on Google+
  • 37. Dont restrict the viewImage source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/6913489179/
  • 38. Public by defaultImage source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/6913489179/
  • 39. Circles by exceptionImage source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/6913489179/
  • 40. Our Google+ page
  • 41. Meeting
  • 42. Collaborating
  • 43. Developing
  • 44. Chatting
  • 45. Updating
  • 46. Sharing
  • 47. Promoting
  • 48. Some last thoughts… Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 49. Tackle what can betackled Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 50. Model the behaviouryou want to see Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 51. Use the system Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 52. Tell real stories Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 53. Be practitioners Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 54. Let people in… andyour message out Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/6924666559/
  • 55. Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/13522901@N00/166894436/