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  • Early years, was evaluated from a journalistic perspective, a form of citizen journalism. Coming of age hit shortly after the war in Iraq started. Heavy on political blogs, etc. Now wide spectrum – personal, professional, milblogs, mommy blogs…
  • RSS Feeds have become a crucial tool for social media users.
  • Open, accessible, content is in constant editing mode.
  • Prepare presentation material, collaborative writing projects, group research projects.
  • Think Mumbai attacks, earthquake in China, Iran elections, etc. Demographic mostly in thirties.
  • Twittories – where each student adds to a line of a creative story line.
  • Institute of Technology - Student Lab within Second Life, for student collaboration projects, to explore virtual worlds/building design.
  • Case Western University offers campus tours in Second Life, for students unable to attend physical campus. Creates a sense of community.

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  • Presentation for JCC Start-Up Week
    CarleenHuxley
    8.24.09
    Social Media and Higher Education
  • photo credit: dbarefoot
  • Social mediais media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media supports the human need for social interaction with technology, transforming broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers.
    ~ Wikipedia
    Define
  • Think
  • Blogging – The Wisdom of Crowds
  • Blogging as an instructional tool
    Why its used
    University of Arizona
    • Easy way to publish, share and discuss information on the web in an asynchronous form.
    • Beneficial as a distance learning tool.
    • Encouraging usual more passive participants to be more active in discussion.
    Freshman Comp Teacher
    extends learning space beyond the rigidity of the physical classroom
    fosters relationships among the students
    vests students more in their own learning experience.
    Blogs helped students find their voice.
    Source: http://elearn.arizona.edu/blogs/bestpractices/index.html
  • Blogging and College Admissions
  • RSS Readers
    Really Simple Syndication
    http://crankyprofessor.com
  • Wikis
  • Wiki in the classroom
  • Social Bookmarking
    • Delicious
  • Social Bookmarks in the Classroom
  • Micro-blogging
    Blogging in 140 characters or less.
  • Micro-Blogging
  • Micro-Blogging Ideas
  • Second Life
    MIT Second Life Campus
  • Case Western University
  • Video Share/Stream
    Youtube.edu
    Ustream
  • Information Portals
    Putting it all together.
  • Social Networking
  • Characteristics
    Friend
    Follow
    Wall
    Share
  • Thank you!
    Carleen Huxley
    Assistant Librarian
    Melvil Dewey Library
    Jefferson Community College
    315-786-2402
    http://card.ly/cshuxley