M4D m-Learning MOOC video4: Social networking and mobile learning A-Palalas

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Aga Palalas talks about the benefits of incorporating social networking tools into mobile learning. In the first part of this video Aga shares some recent stats indicating the growing popularity and access to the social networking tools.
Subsequently, Aga discusses the pedagogical aspects of the use of social networking tools and how to harness these new participatory forms to support mobile learning. Watch this webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Mqra-URKI&feature=player_detailpage

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M4D m-Learning MOOC video4: Social networking and mobile learning A-Palalas

  1. 1. Social Networking and Mobile Learning Dr. Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas Prepared for M4D MOOC – October 2013 https://www.m4d-mooc.org/portal 1
  2. 2. Social Networking and Mobile Learning Outcome: To identify the benefits of incorporating social networking tools in mobile learning. 2
  3. 3. Social Media Penetration Feb 2013 Source: wearesocial.sg; Social, digital, and mobile worldwide. February 2013. p. 9 3
  4. 4. Number of Social Network Users in India 2011-2017 Number of users in millions 300.00 282.90 246.70 250.00 209.10 200.00 168.70 150.00 127.50 87.30 100.00 54.80 50.00 0.00 2011 2012 Source: eMarketer, emarketer.com 2013* 2014* 2015* 2016* 2017* http://www.statista.com/statistics/219896/numb er-of-social-network-users-in-india/ 4
  5. 5. Number of Social Network Users in Canada 2011-2017 Number of users in millions 25.00 16.10 16.90 17.70 18.50 2011 2012 2013* 2014* 20.00 18.90 19.40 19.90 2015* 2016* 2017* 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 Source: eMarketer, emarketer.com http://www.statista.com/statistics/260710/nu mber-of-social-network-users-in-canada/ 5
  6. 6. Number of Social Network Users Feb 2013 Source: wearesocial.sg; Social, digital, and mobile worldwide. February 2013. p. 3 6
  7. 7. Global Social Networks Leading social networks worldwide as of July 2013, ranked by number of registered users (in millions) Number of registered users (in millions) Facebook* Qzone 611.00 Twitter 500.00 GooglePlus** 500.00 Tagged 330.00 LinkedIn 225.00 VKontakte 219.00 Tumblr 216.00 Renren* 178.00 Instagram* 130.00 0.00 Source: 200.00 400.00 600.00 1,155.00 800.00 1,000.00 1,200.00 1,400.00 DMR; Facebook; Google; Renren; VK, expandedramblings.com 7 http://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-registered-users/
  8. 8. Participatory Learning • Enhanced access to other people – distributing information – sharing meaning and experiences – instantaneous interaction and exchange of feedback – ad-hoc, on-demand or structured/planned >> Participatory and collaborative learning >> Co-creation of knowledge 8
  9. 9. Community • Learning community or community of practice – At a distance (micro-communicating, microblogging) – Face-to-face (backchanneling) • Give voice and empower • Stronger sense of belonging 9
  10. 10. Peer and Expert Interaction • Communication and mediation – more frequent – engaging – fragmented, chaotic, and unpredictable – dynamic – rich (multimedia artifacts) – across time and locations – synchronous and asynchronous 10
  11. 11. Feedback Exchange • Continuous and rapid cycles – brainstorming – expression – reflection – rehearsal – meaning negotiation – engagement 11
  12. 12. Self and Community • Reflection on self in community – motivating – encouraging – prep for real-life demands (communication skills, teamwork) 12
  13. 13. Enhanced Learning • Contextual learning – context-embedded – time-sensitive • • • • • Scaffolds and supports Spaced learning Meaning making Evaluation Co-creation 13
  14. 14. Other Benefits • • • • Encouraged creativity and expression Enhanced engagement and motivation Currency, richness and diversity of information Individual and group ownership Harness the power of social media to support participatory mobile learning 14
  15. 15. Thank you! Dr. Agnieszka Palalas aga@epluslearning.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/apalalas Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/agaiza Publications: http://athabascau.academia.edu/apalalas 15

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