Mark Feltham (LJMU) - Facebook thunderstorm, MELSIG 14 April 2014

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Mark Feltham (LJMU) - Facebook thunderstorm, MELSIG 14 April 2014

  1. 1. A fly on the Facebook Wall teaching using social media
  2. 2. The challenge... • Fundamentals of Science (Year long) • Statistics (traditionally ‘dry’ subject) • Core Module (350 students) • 9 o’clock Monday morning • Didn’t know each other • Catering for different learning styles • ANSWER: Facebook
  3. 3. How it worked – Part 1 • Avoiding the ‘Creepy Tree-house Effect’ • Closed Groups • Semester 1 (ALL – alternate SM and traditional) • Set Tasks (TASKPRODS) • Students posted work • Feedback
  4. 4. Seven Collectives Pages...
  5. 5. TASKPRODS (problem solving)
  6. 6. Students post their up work...
  7. 7. TASKPRODS (data)
  8. 8. Students can post and upload work in any way they like
  9. 9. And I mean ANY way they like... I call this piece “Frequency Histogram with Guinea Pig”
  10. 10. Guess what we’re watching?
  11. 11. Video Posts
  12. 12. FEEDBACK
  13. 13. Roundup Videos...
  14. 14. How it worked – Part 2 • Semester 2 (optional – entirely on SM) • Could work alone or in groups (2-5) • Choose from 1 of 6 Creative Projects
  15. 15. Stats Guides: printed / interactive
  16. 16. Stats Guides: Video Guide
  17. 17. Data Collection: observational / data logging
  18. 18. Data Collection: DIY experiments The output Result
  19. 19. Data Collection: Ornithopters
  20. 20. Data Collection: Rube Goldberg Machines
  21. 21. A fly on the Facebook Wall THANK YOU

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