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Cs9832 Lecture1: Introduction to social media

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  • This presentation explores this participatory culture in Youtube and Second Life
  • Peers co-construct meaning and experiencesvia co-production of their own cultural and educational artefacts (Ito, 2008).

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  • CS9832 Introduction to social media
  • social media are different from visual media
  • Databases • DYNAMIC Flow of information and data – RSS feeds, digg, digglab – Blogs: Youngpupil.com – Wiki: written for and by children – Online educational communities are flourishing • Free resources
  • Participatory Culture (Jenkins)  Peer based production and consumption of media  Facilitate users’ participation new tools and technologies enable consumers to archive, annotate, appropriate, and recirculate media content.  Mediate human relationships Do It Yourself (DYI) media allows Individuals and groups to participate in conversations Educators are exploring the impact of this participatory culture on education
  • Social Bookmark Research • Blogs to share ideas • Delicious to share research • Teachertube to share content
  • Social media = folk culture – Folk Culture respond to the need of people to be active social participants in the creation of their culture (Nolan and Bakan, 2009) • To share • To create (Janick, 2009) • To perform (McLuhan, 1967) Their own stories, experiences and knowledge – The network is a public sphere • Creation and participation to public discourse and culture
  • Social media are forms of living libraries Informal Learning Environments Where people are part of self organizing informal communities and institutions
  • Informal Communities of interests • Peers are learning within informal social networks based on their interests. • Learning happens by informal sharing of experiences (Freire, 1978) with members of communities of interests. • Social Constructivism: Peers learn from their own and other's experiences and social contexts (Vygotsky, 1978). • Cancerland
  • Learning within Informal Communities of Practices  Constructionist learning driven by discovery and experimentation (Papert, 1992). Lived experiences + Action create learning.
  • Some forms of Intelligence become collective Connective Intelligence (de Kerckhove) Collective Intelligence (Levy) In both cases: Culture and knowledge results from •Conversations between peers •Activities between peers Knowledge is the result of •Lived experience = expertise •Authentic and personal narratives •Co-creation by peers •Peers interests’
  • Open Source • Open source software • Schoolforge • Open Source Education Foundation Website • Free books • Operating system