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From the archives (2010): A look at using the Big Blue Network online community for incoming freshmen at the University of Kentucky to drive increased student retention and success.

From the archives (2010): A look at using the Big Blue Network online community for incoming freshmen at the University of Kentucky to drive increased student retention and success.

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  • 1. Social Networking for Student Retention & Success at the University of Kentucky Christopher S. Rice, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
  • 2. @ricetopher
  • 3. #ConnectU10
  • 4. <presentation>
  • 5. The Birth of The Big Blue Network Photo (cc) 2009 Flickr User Chealion
  • 6. Social Media Media which leverages Web 2.0 internet technologies to build participation and connectedness around a topic, product or cause.
  • 7. Social Media is... •Participatory •Open •Conversational •Communitarian •Connected
  • 8. (cc) 2005 Flickr user ocherdraco
  • 9. The Revolution (cc) 2008 Flickr user daskar
  • 10. 72% of online adults 18-29 use social networking sites Source: Social Media &Young Adults (Pew 2010)
  • 11. 73% have a Facebook profile Source: Social Media &Young Adults (Pew 2010)
  • 12. What’s a and why do I want one?
  • 13. Big Blue Network
  • 14. NetworkBlue (Ning) Tools • Activity streams • Blogs • Chatwalls • Video (YouTube, Slideshare) • Photos (diagrams, Flickr) • Groups • Threaded Discussion Forums • Ubiquitous Chat • .mp3
  • 15. http://networkblue.uky.edu @NetworkBlue BigBlueNetwork.tumblr.com Find us on
  • 16. GOAL: Increase student retention & success rates by:
  • 17. (cc) 2007 Flickr User Code Poet Harnessing the power of social media to build community around issues
  • 18. (cc) 2007 Flickr User kcolwell Engaging Digital Natives where they already are
  • 19. Social Media Benefits • Enhance peer-to-peer learning, mentoring and advising programs on campus. • Provide a platform for student leadership activities and opportunities (College Ambassadors, SGA, K Crew, etc.) • More easily facilitate building communities of practice and communities of scholars within and between departments and colleges. • Get faculty involved in online campus social life, faculty mentoring, provide communities of practice around web 2.0 tool adoption.
  • 20. engaging Faculty
  • 21. engaging Staff
  • 22. engaging Students
  • 23. ~3300
  • 24. 3
  • 25. Listening (Can you hear me now?) (cc) 2009 Flickr user Beverly & Pack
  • 26. Summer Transition (cc) 2009 Flickr user GeekMom Heather
  • 27. Identity Management (cc) 2009 Flickr user Matthew Burpee
  • 28. Engage around issues of Student Success (cc) 2008 Flickr User M00by
  • 29. Building Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) (cc) 2005 Flickr user ciro@tokyon
  • 30. Learning Management System (cc) 2007 Flickr user billerickson
  • 31. Lessons Learned (cc) 2007 Flickr user Lumaxart
  • 32. (cc) Flickr user Chris Shiflett Avoiding “Creepy Treehouse” Syndrome
  • 33. © 2009 Michael Speaks Student Leadership is the Key
  • 34. Why do we have The Big Blue Network? (PS, I’m already on Facebook!) (cc) 2008 Flickr user PhotoJonny
  • 35. (cc) 2007 Flickr user uncleboatshoes Spies Like Us
  • 36. The Horror of the Backchannel!
  • 37. Futureshocked Faculty (cc)2008Flickruserelvenenoo2.0
  • 38. Build an Online HQ! (cc) 2009 Flickr user cindy 47452
  • 39. Conversation not Broadcasting (cc) 2009 Flickr user Coffeeshopchat
  • 40. Social Media & the Future of Higher Ed
  • 41. What would a Social University look like? image (cc) 2008 Flickr user publicmind
  • 42. (cc) 2007 Flickr user Dominicʼs pics
  • 43. How open do we want to be? (cc) 2007 Flickr user Orin Zebest
  • 44. (cc) 2005 Flickr user Stitch
  • 45. </presentation>
  • 46. (cc) 2008 Flickr user merezha @ricetopher christopher.rice @uky.edu facebook.com/ ricetopher SL: Ricetopher Freenote EduFuturist.com