Community Engagement: How
Disruptive Technologies Enabled
     New Social Learning
      Scott McDonald & Cole Camplese
“Wouldn’t it be cool if ...”
Curriculum and
   Instruction 597C
Disruptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning
“This is a grand experiment ...”
Course Structure
• Several readings every week
• Weekly reflections in their blogs
• Peer review of reflections
• Weekly dis...
Design

• Three blocks
 • Us, Together, Them
• Three themes
 • Community, Identity, Design
Distributed Expertise
             “What made my head hurt”
Technology




                      Time              Technol...
Distributed Expertise
         “What made my head hurt”
Theory




                  Time              Technologists

    ...
Technologies
•   PSU Blogs for all students   •   Facebook

•   PSU Blog for course site     •   Wikis

•   Pligg         ...
Technologies
•   PSU Blogs for all students   •   Facebook

•   PSU Blog for course site     •   Wikis

•   Pligg         ...
Student Blogs
Pligg: Social Aggregation
Pligg: Social Aggregation
What Changed the Game
Technologies
•   PSU Blogs for all students   •   Facebook

•   PSU Blog for course site     •   Wikis

•   Pligg         ...
Technologies
•   PSU Blogs for all students   •   Facebook

•   PSU Blog for course site     •   Wikis

•   Pligg         ...
Technologies
•   PSU Blogs for all students   •   Facebook

•   PSU Blog for course site     •   Wikis

•   Pligg         ...
The Twitter Community
The Twitter Community




Extended Conversations   Extended Community
The Twitter Community


Backchannel Conversations   External participation




 Extended Conversations     Extended Commun...
The Twitter Community
                  Coalesced the Learning Community




Backchannel Conversations                    ...
The Twitter Community
The Twitter Community
   “Yes, I feel I know you, Scott, and the
  others more intimately than I do other
professors & cma...
The Twitter Community
   “Yes, I feel I know you, Scott, and the
  others more intimately than I do other
professors & cma...
The Twitter Community


    “Just found out, thesis is due in 12 hours.
   Anyone care to read it and give feedback?”
Evaluation
How do we quantify community engagement?
Predicting the unpredictable
     Why Twitter and why not something else?
Lost in translation?
 How does this work outside this course?
Discussion
cole@psu.edu & sum16@psu.edu
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How Disruptive Technologies Enabled New Social Learning

  1. 1. Community Engagement: How Disruptive Technologies Enabled New Social Learning Scott McDonald & Cole Camplese
  2. 2. “Wouldn’t it be cool if ...”
  3. 3. Curriculum and Instruction 597C Disruptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  4. 4. “This is a grand experiment ...”
  5. 5. Course Structure • Several readings every week • Weekly reflections in their blogs • Peer review of reflections • Weekly discussions • Students in teams • Team presentations
  6. 6. Design • Three blocks • Us, Together, Them • Three themes • Community, Identity, Design
  7. 7. Distributed Expertise “What made my head hurt” Technology Time Technologists Theorists
  8. 8. Distributed Expertise “What made my head hurt” Theory Time Technologists Theorists
  9. 9. Technologies • PSU Blogs for all students • Facebook • PSU Blog for course site • Wikis • Pligg • Podcasts • ANGEL • YouTube • Del.icio.us • Flickr • Twitter • Google Docs, Analytics, Maps
  10. 10. Technologies • PSU Blogs for all students • Facebook • PSU Blog for course site • Wikis • Pligg • Podcasts • ANGEL • YouTube • Del.icio.us • Flickr • Twitter • Google Docs, Analytics, Maps
  11. 11. Student Blogs
  12. 12. Pligg: Social Aggregation
  13. 13. Pligg: Social Aggregation
  14. 14. What Changed the Game
  15. 15. Technologies • PSU Blogs for all students • Facebook • PSU Blog for course site • Wikis • Pligg • Podcasts • ANGEL • YouTube • Del.icio.us • Flickr • Twitter • Google Docs, Analytics, Maps
  16. 16. Technologies • PSU Blogs for all students • Facebook • PSU Blog for course site • Wikis • Pligg • Podcasts • ANGEL • YouTube • Del.icio.us • Flickr • Twitter • Google Docs, Analytics, Maps
  17. 17. Technologies • PSU Blogs for all students • Facebook • PSU Blog for course site • Wikis • Pligg • Podcasts • ANGEL • YouTube • Del.icio.us • Flickr • Twitter • Google Docs, Analytics, Maps
  18. 18. The Twitter Community
  19. 19. The Twitter Community Extended Conversations Extended Community
  20. 20. The Twitter Community Backchannel Conversations External participation Extended Conversations Extended Community
  21. 21. The Twitter Community Coalesced the Learning Community Backchannel Conversations External participation Extended Conversations Extended Community
  22. 22. The Twitter Community
  23. 23. The Twitter Community “Yes, I feel I know you, Scott, and the others more intimately than I do other professors & cmates with whom I’ve spent more time”
  24. 24. The Twitter Community “Yes, I feel I know you, Scott, and the others more intimately than I do other professors & cmates with whom I’ve spent more time” “Your identity is defined by the communities you participate in, so your choices to participate are how you control who you are”
  25. 25. The Twitter Community “Just found out, thesis is due in 12 hours. Anyone care to read it and give feedback?”
  26. 26. Evaluation How do we quantify community engagement?
  27. 27. Predicting the unpredictable Why Twitter and why not something else?
  28. 28. Lost in translation? How does this work outside this course?
  29. 29. Discussion cole@psu.edu & sum16@psu.edu

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