Clouds, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks: Hype or Hope?

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Looking at trends and future possibilities in the use of Information Technology in Higher Education.
Plenary presentation at the Christian Higher Education Canada Annual General Meeting. June 1st, 2010.

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  • It is not a FadIt is a consequence of evolution of communication.
  • Create: Blog Posts, Videos, Animation, Photography,NewsConnect: Friends,Family,Classmates,Employers,PeersCollaborate:Research,Schoolwork,Planning,Knowledge,GroundswellComment/Critique: Restaurants,Politics,Celebrities,Movies,Each OtherOrganize: Bookmarks,Events,Tasks,Projects,Each OtherAccelerate Consumption:News,Music,Conversation,Video
  • A social network is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, relationships, beliefs, knowledge or prestige.How much time are you going to spend?
  • Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 400 million users.These are month-over-month comparisons. On an annual basis, Twitter is still growing its audience much faster (2,614 percent ) than Facebook (124 percent) because it is coming off such a smaller initial base of users and this was the year it entered hypergrowth. But that hypergrowth seems to have slowed since the end of April, at least in the U.S. Between April and July, Facebook grew 30 percent in unique U.S. visitors, while Twitter only grew 25 percent, so it is more than just a one-month aberration.
  • Syndicated ContentPresented in Reverse ChronologicalPowered by RSSCommentsBest PracticesEnthusiastic Content ProvidersEngaged ReadersSyndicate Your ContentComment PolicyInvest in Design
  • A virtual world is a genre of online community that often takes the form of a computer-based simulated environment, through which users can interact with one another and use and create objects. (Wikipedia)Sloodle project, which aims to merge of Second Life with MoodleTechnologies can sometimes take up to 10 years to become fully incorporated within everyday life. For virtual worlds to be accepted, then it is vital that teachers and students alike adapt to new ideas and technologies and use them to their full potential and become a useful tool in education (Yukiko Inoue, Effects of virtual reality support compared to video support in a high-school world geography class). The best idea for a more complete and wider variety in learning techniques is to integrate both paper based and technology based methods.
  • Cloud computingis web-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like the electricity grid.Issues:PrivacyComplianceLegalOpen sourceSecuritySustainability
  • He noted a few ironies of technology spending on many campuses: IT departments spending millions on wireless networks, only to have many professors ban laptops from the classroom; or professors applying for research grants that require high-speed networks without the university making the necessary upgrades to meet the grant requirements."The scope and complexity of the role has really grown," said H. David Lambert, chief information officer of Georgetown University, during a talk at the Educause annual meeting in November. "It's easy to feel some days like I'm not the CIO but the risk-management officer for the institution, because every element of risk management comes back to IT.”new mission-critical services emerge while many older ones remain.
  • Clouds, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks: Hype or Hope?

    1. 1. Trends & Future Possibilities in Information Technology I<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D.<br />Chief Information Officer<br />Trinity Western University<br />Langley, BC<br />CHEC AGM June 1st, 2010<br />Clouds, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks:Hype or Hope?<br />
    2. 2. Did you know?<br />We are living in exponential times.<br />Video on the progression of information technology.<br />Research & Design: Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman.<br />Music: Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Is Social Media Mere Hype?<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Traditional Media Process<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Traditional and New Media Process<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />5<br />
    6. 6. “In the era of social media people use technologies to get what they need from each other, not traditional institutions.”<br />Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff<br />Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies.<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />6<br />
    7. 7. "Users want and need to socialize and act in privacy-risking ways because of it."<br />Jean-Paul Rains<br />Risk Management on FacebookPSE WEB 2010<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Major Uses of Social Media<br />Create<br />Connect<br />Collaborate<br />Comment or Critique<br />Organize<br />Accelerate Consumption<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Social Networks<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />9<br />
    10. 10. "Your institution is in social media whether you like it or not”<br />Matthew Melnyk<br />Social media and ROI PSE WEB 2010<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Social Network Growth Aug. 2008 – June 2009<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />11<br />
    12. 12. “In social media, strategy is a luxury worth fighting for" <br />Ryan McNutt<br />Social Media Strategy PSE WEB 2010<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />12<br />
    13. 13. Blogs<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />13<br />Best Practices<br /><ul><li>Enthusiastic Content Providers
    14. 14. Engaged Readers
    15. 15. Syndicate Content
    16. 16. Comment Policy
    17. 17. Invest in Design</li></ul>Don't pre-approve blog posts,<br />pre-approve bloggers.<br />
    18. 18. Facebook<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />14<br />Best Practices:<br /><ul><li>One effort at a time
    19. 19. Invest in creativity
    20. 20. Consider it a work in progress
    21. 21. Respond within 24 hours
    22. 22. Link to syndicated content
    23. 23. Set & Publish Content Guidelines</li></li></ul><li>Social Media Best Practices<br />Be a scientist: <br />Define your question. <br />Observe. <br />Investigate. <br />Hypothesize. <br />Experiment. <br />Analyze. (Metrics!!!!)<br />Re-test! <br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />15<br />
    24. 24. Pick your Battles: Virtual Worlds <br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />16<br />Cc Global Kids.<br />
    25. 25. “Strategically, there's almost nothing that IT doesn't touch.” <br />Jeffrey R. Young<br />The Incredible Shrinking CIO The Chronicle of Higher Ed.<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />17<br />
    26. 26. Cloud Computing<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />18<br />CC 2009 Created by Sam Johnston<br />
    27. 27. "IT leaders can't do that balancing act alone; academic leaders can't do that balancing act alone."<br />Jerrold M. Grochow, MIT's former CIO<br />January/February issue of Educause Review<br />June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />19<br />
    28. 28. June 1st, 2010<br />Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D. Trinity Western University Alma@twu.ca CHEC AGM 2010<br />20<br />Alma I. Barranco-Mendoza, Ph.D.<br />E-mail: Alma@twu.ca<br />Twitter: @iridia<br />Facebook: <br />http://www.facebook.com/alma.barranco<br />LinkedIn: <br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/almabarranco<br />Website:<br />http://www.almabarranco.com<br />Questions?<br />

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