Engage the ummah

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  • This says two things... 1 -- 3 out of the 5 top 5 countries that are using social media have a largely Muslim population 2 -- The choice to use social media to engage Muslims can be the difference between engaging the medium used by a large proportian of Muslims or to not!!
  • What have we got to lose? We shoud be learning from the people who teach kids on a daily basis. They have researched experimented and learned techniques of how best to engage their audience.
  • Engage the ummah

    1. 1. How can we be using technology to better engage the ummah? Is it time to re-invent the wheel?
    2. 2. Social Media <ul><li>The world has been gripped by social media and the youth have taken communication to a new level. </li></ul>FACEBOOK = 750 million members 1/6 people in the world has a Facebook account 2010-2011 Facebook saw over 60% increase in users accesing via mobile devices. Indonesia 2nd largest population on FB. India 3rd, Turkey 5th. TWITTER = 175 Million members 75m New users in the year 2010-2011. 62% Increase in mobile users in 2010 230m Tweets processed each day. What does this mean??? A versatile and widely accessed platform to reach people. The platform of media chosen by youth today. PLEASE READ ON!
    3. 3. Internet & Mobile Learning <ul><li>We have already seen the percentages of people using social networks. </li></ul><ul><li>77% of the worlds population use a mobile phone. 91% of Americans use a mobile phone to access social media. Remember what the 2nd,3rd and 5th countries to use social media were? UK is the 2nd. </li></ul>
    4. 4. So what can we do? <ul><li>The following ideas are not a one size fits all. </li></ul><ul><li>It may work for some and it may inspire you to do something different. </li></ul><ul><li>These are a list of ideas put together by great and innovative teachers that have shared their ideas using social media. </li></ul><ul><li>As a teacher, I have found many useful and developed many ideas to engage students using these examples. </li></ul><ul><li>These ideas can be adapted and used to develop our method of dawah and teaching. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Giving a lecture? <ul><li>Use Twitter/FB/G+ to get opinions of listeners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use http://twtpoll.com/ to create a poll that can be answered using mobile phones. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A at the end? ask members to tweet questions straight to a twitter account (Easier for sisters in some mosques) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Twitter/FB to ask questions related to the next lecture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set HW tasks and asks members to tweet findings/links of a topic before/after a lecture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Paper.li to create an online newspaper that members can contribute to using hashtags or RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Giving a lecture? <ul><ul><li>Create a Google form using Google Docs to produce a scavanger hunt. (in other words create an online quiz and asks members to research and fill in the answers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use QR codes - See the slide about QR Codes! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Want to know community issues? <ul><li>Use Twitter to get opinions of community on issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Again you could use twtpoll.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>You could create a hashtag (#) about a topic and ask people to respond to your twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Use the community to find out current news locally (twt/FB/G+) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Want to share with the community? <ul><li>Use twitvid.com to send out videos that can be viewed on mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Use Twitter/Facebook/Google+ to send out a daily hadith/ayah/historical event or short biography or information on a historical figure. </li></ul><ul><li>Link lectures, recitation, ebooks and other documents to online file sharing services such as dropbox or HiDrive . </li></ul>
    9. 9. QR Codes <ul><li>You would have seen these around. Advertisers are using them to share information of products and services everywhere from bus stops to shops. </li></ul><ul><li>Use QR codes on posters around the masjid </li></ul><ul><li>Have a projector in your lectures? You could add a QR code on slides that listeners could follow up on by doing extra research. </li></ul><ul><li>QR codes can link to a website </li></ul><ul><li>Link QR Codes directly to online shared files on services like Dropbox or HiDrive . </li></ul>
    10. 10. QR Codes <ul><li>QR codes can also be used to show text not linked to the web. You could ask a question in your slide/lecture and reveal the answer using QR code. </li></ul><ul><li>Add QR code to your monthy masjid newsletter to link to a website expanding on information and events. </li></ul><ul><li>Link to a sound clip or other type of file. ( see sound slide ) </li></ul><ul><li>QR can be used for much more check out this link to create them </li></ul>
    11. 11. Using Audio <ul><li>Upload ayah, lectures and audiobooks for others to listen to using podcasting websites such as Podbean , Dropbox , HiDrive etc . </li></ul><ul><li>These websites have brilliant ways to help share your uploaded files to social networks, email or to embed into web pages. </li></ul><ul><li>You could also create QR code linking directly to your files/sounds. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Online tools are free to use <ul><li>Google Docs - Office applications with online collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Working on creating something like a publication, a presentation or a book? Use good docs to create it online. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the collaborative tools to work on the document with several people at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Google Docs Form to get feedback from your online community on Twt/FB/G+ </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thanks <ul><li>I honestly hope that you have found this useful. If so please share it with members of your community, your imam or sheikh. </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel this needs improving or you have some ideas that you could add to it please email me or drop me a tweet @ either: </li></ul><ul><li>@abou_ilyas or @ali_mulla </li></ul><ul><li>A gain! Most of these ideas are not my own. But I know they are ideas that can be adapted and used to develop methods of dawah and teaching the deen. </li></ul><ul><li>Jazak Allah khair </li></ul>

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