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Overview of Social media in education. Delivered in DIT.

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  • To organise information into meaningful terms; To enable quick search mechanisms; To discover other resources with similar descriptive keywords; To create a network of  folksonomies  (as opposed to hierarchical taxonomies). A  folksonomy  is a system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; [1][2]  this practice is also known as  collaborative tagging , [3]   social classification ,  social indexing , and  social tagging

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  • Social Media in Education Claudia Igbrude @iclaudiad
  • Objectives By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Explain what online social media is. Describe some social media networks in common use. Differentiate between various media for social networking. Consider the pros and cons of social media networks in education. Select appropriate social media networks for use in context. Integrate social media tools into teaching
  • In the beginning… The Internet…before… http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AjEWVsadoho/TZkMEFvw7II/AAAAAAAAABI/aKDAqmch7b4/s1600/web-2_0- concept+web+1.0.jpg
  • What is Social Media?  “…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.” Source: Kaplan Andreas M., Haenlein Michael, (2010), Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of social media, Business Horizons, Vol. 53, Issue 1 (page 61)
  • Some examples of Social Media in common use http://www.technograte.com/2012/06/3-fundamental-steps-to-creating-effective-social-media-marketing-campaigns/
  • Social Media Drivers  Mobile Devices  Internet Access http://www.mulinblog.com/2013/03/16/need-more-evidence-on-why-you-should-have-a-m
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter) Allows brief text updates: 140 characters
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter) benefits  Knowledge sharing,  Personal learning networks  Access to global conversations around topics of interest  Keeping informed
  • Example of Twitter use  UT Dallas  Dr. Rankin, Professor of History  Problem : how to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8
  • Facebook  Build online networks  Communication with students or potential students: Group OR Page?? https://www.facebook.com/help/155275634539412/
  • Example of Facebook Use "In 1999, the Internet was cool. Adding online interaction to traditional courses got students excited and motivated them to perform better. Today, though, the Internet is no longer inherently cool, and is even a little boring.” Read Full article: http://chronicle.com/article/Go-Where-the- Students-Are-/138801/
  • Social Bookmarking (Delicious)  Share, organise, search, discover, and manage bookmarks of web resources with students and colleagues  Creating Folksonomies/Collaborative tagging: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folksonomy
  • More Social Media Networks for education
  • Connecting, Communication Content Creation Niche Networks Research support Media Sharing, Curation Learning and Info networks
  • So why use Social media in education?  Communication, notification  Social Constructivism.  Extending learning beyond scope of class.  Meeting students in their own space.  Creating learning networks.  …..why would you?
  • Things to consider  How to deal with equity  Privacy concerns and issues  Integrity of information posted by users  Integration with existing systems (VLE/LMS)  Institutional Support  Content Ownership and tracking
  • Questions?
  • Other workshops http://lttc.dit.ie/lttc/workshops/fullworkshoplist/