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Social Media @ Jubilee Graduate Centre. Series of sessions on the use of social media in academic practice. Delivered to PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Session Three: Collaboration and Networking. 17 February 2008. Co-authored with LeRoy Hill.

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sm@jgc Session Three

  1. 1. Session Three Collaboration & Networking Andy Coverdale &LeRoy Hill B14 Jubilee Graduate Centre 17 February 2010
  2. 2. Session Three: Schedule • Introduction • Social Media Values • Social Networks • Social Network Sites • Social Network platforms • Social Networking: Collaboration • Collaborative tools • Social Networking: Academic Practice & Research • Social Networking: Ethics & Data Collection • Activity: Discussion • Social Networking: Theory & Context • CEN Case: An example of emerging social networking research 1pm Lunch: Further Discussion and Questions
  3. 3. http://www.wordle.net
  4. 4. Microsoft clipart Microsoft clipart http://www.leveesnotwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/LNW_bush_frustrated.jpg
  5. 5. Social Networks Social Networks represent the links and interconnection between individuals. -Traditional – Not easily identifiable - Social media/ Web – links can be recognized. http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/- 1/draft_lens3845322module25308872photo_1241249735social-networking.jpg
  6. 6. Online Social Networks Sites http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/249290858_4969ddeece.jpg http://social-networking-websites-review.toptenreviews.com/
  7. 7. Online Social Networks Platforms 1. Hosted / Commercial
  8. 8. Online Social Networks Platforms 2. Open Source/ Own hosting
  9. 9. What makes collaboration possible? Participation Consensus Collaboration
  10. 10. Collaboration & Social Networking Collaboration for Participation Consensus Reflection knowledge Co-creation. A number of tools and activities within the Social networking Collaboration social networking context can lead to collaboration but it does not necessarily mean Collaboration Long hours of that collaboration is chatter taking place.
  11. 11. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 1. Social Networking A number of these tools provide social, supportive and critical environments for participation and collaboration. Facebook Groups
  12. 12. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 2. Synchronous Meetings These tools allow Features: individuals to conduct live -VOIP meetings, trainings, present -Text Chat ations on the internet. -White board These tools offer much screen more than web - Polling conferencing. They allow collaboration in the form of what is referred to as a webinar.
  13. 13. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 3. Online Sharing tools •Sharing of academic content in different forms / media •Dissemination of work to a wider audience. •Tagging and annotation of content. •Content can be linked to / embedded on other sites (e.g. blogs).
  14. 14. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 4. Wikis • Free, online collaborative writing spaces that use simple formatting rules. • Blog - One main author • Wiki – Multiple authors • Allows individuals to edit the work of others • Continuous – always a work in progress
  15. 15. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 3. Wikis
  16. 16. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 5. Real-time Collaborative Tools SubEthaEdit
  17. 17. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 6. Annotation tools Text: Typically a bookmarking tool to annotate (add sticky notes, highlights, etc.) web sites. Audio: SpinVox , VoiceThread
  18. 18. Collaborative tools: in Social Networking Context 7. Virtual Environments: Second life http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/ 29/philanthropy_in_virtual_worlds_cr_3.jpg http://loungerecruiters.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/second- life.jpg http://www.propr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/sl-berkman-23jun06_500.jpg
  19. 19. Social Networking: Academic Practice & Research Learning is complex Reflect Observe on data Unclear ontology for Collaboration & methodological participation key applications Assumptions Negotiate Act a plan Emerging Design takes on challenges & new meaning issues relating to data & research. Participatory Learning Design for Network Learning
  20. 20. Social Networking: Ethics & Data Collection •No clear-cut way for doing internet inquiry…still emerging •‘lateral surveillance’ or peer monitoring - The Work of Watching One Another in research contexts has implications for how the research is seen as opposed to traditional forms of observations. •Professional identity and usernames. Questions of disclosure and trust
  21. 21. Social Networking: Ethics & Data Collection •Public, private or thirdspace? Or is it Private information in public places? • What audience is your data intended for? Friends? family? Employer? Academic institution? • Challenges of data ownership & prying data out of a social network. • Most of the press on Social Networking sites has been on the negative side.
  22. 22. Social Networking: Ethics & Data Collection The Facebook challenge • Massive users data a target • Users’ expectation of privacy is violated. Why? • The data can easily be crawled by scripts, third party APIs • Much of personal data can be crawled. • Users Social map is searchable – your links exposed. •Facebook has right to user traffic data • Users are unaware or unconcerned of privacy issues. • False profiles and identities questions the authenticity of FB
  23. 23. Social Networking: Analyzing network activity 1. Social Networking Analysis 2. Community of Inquiry analysis
  24. 24. Activity: Discussion on… In your table groups we would like you to : Draw on your own academic practice to discuss situations where… 1. Networking is important 2. Collaboration is important •What sorts of activities are involved? •What sorts of artefacts (documents etc.) are involved?
  25. 25. Social Networking: Theory and Context Network Theory Graph Theory Social Network Theory Actor Network Theory [Michel Callon and Bruno Latour]
  26. 26. Social Networking: Theory and Context Connectivism George Siemens and Steven Downes http://www.visual-mapping.com/2008/03/connectivism-learning-theory-for.html
  27. 27. Social Networking: CEN Case
  28. 28. Lunch: Further Discussion and Questions Graduate School Feedback Forms Please spend a few moments to fill in the feedback forms provided. Thanks. Online Resource http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jubileegraduatecentre/training-and-events/events- resources.phtml OR: http://tiny.cc/ruSBF Contact jubilee-graduate-centre@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter #smjgc1

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