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Social Media in Academia

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA in ACADEMIA Carmen Holotescu University Politehnica/ Timsoft, Timisoara, Romania Gabriela Grosseck , West University, Timisoara, Romania Mar Camacho University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain #smacademia International Conference Modernity and competitiveness in Education, UPB, Dec 10-11, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Let's know each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Social Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of using Social Media in Academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we learn more? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Let’s know each other </li></ul><ul><li>Post a note in </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet #smacademia </li></ul><ul><li>Write on the wall of </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA A short introduction
  5. 5. Key technologies: RSS/blog-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007, microblogging-2008-2011, augmented reality, location based applications - 2010-2011 Social Media is a generic term covering a large range of online platforms/applications which allow users to communicate, collaborate, interact and share data.
  6. 6. A collaborative definition of Social Media generated by - embedded in the note at
  7. 7. Kaplan&Haenlein (2010): „social media is a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content (UGC)”. Jane Hart (2011): „Social technologies, aka social media, are a new breed of technologies that have emerged over the last few years and have changes the face of the Web.” image: There are many definitions of Social Media, and they are evolving in time Brian Solis (2010), “ Defining Social Media: 2006 – 2010 ”
  8. 8. JESS3 Labs The Geosocial Universe 2.0 Comparison between the total amount of registered users with the percentage of people accessing the sites via mobile Amy Campbell (2010) 3 characteristics of social media: the majority of content is user generated, a high degree of participation/interaction between users, and easily integrates with other sites. Anthony J. Bradley (2010) 6 core principles: participation, collective, transparency, independence, persistence, and emergence.
  9. 9. The latest facts and figures about Social Media - embedded in the note at
  10. 10. Enhancing teaching & learning using Social Media from Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Education George Siemens, Peter Tittenberg (pg.34) Social Media is about transforming monologue into dialogue, about free access to all types of information, about transforming internet users from mere readers to creators of content, about interacting in the online world so as to form new collaborative relationships.
  11. 11. A Vision of students today – clip embedded in the note at
  12. 12. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 Top by Jane Hart, embedded in the note
  13. 13. Social Media classification and use in HE(1) From Gabriela Grosseck “To use or not to use Web2.0 in Education”
  14. 14. Social Media classification and use in HE(2) From Gabriela Grosseck “To use or not to use Web2.0 in Education”
  15. 15. Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Exploring the language Reference services good points:
  16. 16. distr acting time -consuming rude ad dictive no social educational value bad grammar skills privacy spam meaningless without a network bad points
  17. 17. Creating our Personal Learning Envirionment (PLE) Mar Camacho's Presentation, note
  18. 18. Welcome to … your space <ul><li>Which 5 Social Media applications do you appreciate and use the most? </li></ul><ul><li>Post a note in </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet #smacademia </li></ul><ul><li>Write on the wall of </li></ul><ul><li>Are they in Jane's top ? </li></ul>
  19. 19. What ‘s your attitude toward Social Media? <ul><li>Use a single word and write it down </li></ul><ul><li>Find an image with flickr , flickrcc , compfight or ! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Learn more activating in Learning Design group
  21. 21. WCES 2009, 4-7 Feb., North Cyprus University WHAT do our students NEED?
  22. 22. Workshop group: To use or not to use SOCIAL MEDIA in education?
  23. 23. Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck Mar Camacho Workshop group:
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