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The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable Memes Mania:  Social Media-Based Activities Designed to Engage Learners and Scaffold Collaborative Group Work in Blended and Online Courses

The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable Memes Mania:  Social Media-Based Activities Designed to Engage Learners and Scaffold Collaborative Group Work in Blended and Online Courses

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  • The NMC Horizon Project was founded in 2003. This wordle offers a glimpse of all of the topics that have appeared in the NMC Horizon Report series over the years -- as selected by our expert advisory boards.
  • Twitter does not have accessibility information available. Of interest is the development of an app called Easy Chirp at http://www.easychirp.com. This app is designed to make Twitter a more accessible tool. In April 2013, the creator conducted a Kickstarter campaign to develop Easy Chirp 2 and was successfully in achieving the funding goal.
  • Twitter is a microblogging and social network tool and is the #2 social network on the Internet. It has been voted the #1 tool for learning in 2010 and 2011 by the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies [http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/]. Interestingly, most faculty and educators that I have encountered are skeptical about using Twitter themselves or with their students. I teach educators and the combination of social media relevance and skepticism made me want to integrate Twitter into my courses. I also wanted the use Twitter to support my course learning objectives. Two areas that I am always searching to improve is 1) helping students with collaborative group work skill development via the implementation of the PSTC model, and 2) helping students understand and develop their professional learning networks. Additionally, I wanted it to be a model activity that others could adapt for their own courses. With all of this in mind, I created the Twitter Top 5 Activity.  

The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable Memes Mania:  Social Media-Based Activities Designed to Engage Learners and Scaffold Collaborative Group Work in Blended and Online Courses The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable Memes Mania:  Social Media-Based Activities Designed to Engage Learners and Scaffold Collaborative Group Work in Blended and Online Courses Presentation Transcript

  • The Twitter Top 5…Presented by Dr. Julia Parra
  • Granted, the full title is a bit long…The Twitter Top 5 and Memorable MemesMania: Social Media-Based ActivitiesDesigned to Engage Learners andScaffold Collaborative Group Work inBlended and Online Courses
  • Hello This is me - Julia aka Julia Wiggins (Second Life) aka @desertjul and more…LOL, I have so many identities, Im not sure I remember them all. Could this be aproblem? InterWeb Identity Crisis?for more see http://juliaparra.com View slide
  • Conversation Points• Social Media Relevance• Concerns About Using Social Media• PSTC Course Design Model• The Twitter Top 5• Memorable Memes Mania• Resources  View slide
  • Social Media RelevanceSocialnomics 3 Videohttp://youtu.be/fpMZbT1tx2oGraphic from Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118232658/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller
  • Technology Trends Impacting EducationWordle word cloud created image retrieved with permission on April 25, 2013 fromhttps://www.facebook.com/TheNMCHorizonProject
  • Concerns About Using Social Media• Online Identity, Privacy Concerns &FERPA– http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/ferpa-and-social-media/– http://storify.com/rpetersmauri/social-media-ferpa-guidelines-for-schools-educator• ADA & Accessibility – be in the know• Educational Relevance– Linking to Learning Objectives/Outcomes andAssessment• Others?
  • PSTC Course Design ModelPhases, Scaffolds, & Technology forCollaboration (PSTC): An Online &Blended Course Design Model in Supportof Student Learning & Success
  • Twitter Top 5 - LOs• In this collaborative group activity, you will:– communicate and collaborate (using collaborative tools like GoogleDocs and Skype) to complete this learning activity.– search for and analyze online resources with concepts, andstrategies related to microblogging, specifically, for the tool Twitter,and identify the 5 best resources.– participate in the Twitter global community and collaborate to createtop five lists of who to follow in Twitter.– collaborate to identify the one best account in each of your top fivelists to follow based on your top 5 lists.– reflect on and share learning by creating a minimum of two reflectivetweets.– expand your opportunities for continuous professional developmentand lifelong learning by developing your personal learning network.
  • Twitter Top 5 - Guidehttp://bit.ly/twittop5
  • Memorable Memes Mania - LOsIn this collaborative group activity, you will:– communicate and collaborate (usingcollaborative tools like Google Docs and Skype)to complete this learning activity.– search for and analyze online resources withconcepts, and strategies related to memes.– reflect on memes for online learning.– expand your opportunities for continuousprofessional development and lifelong learningby participating in a meme activity.
  • Memorable Memes Mania - Guidehttp://bit.ly/mmemesm
  • Resourceshttp://juliaparra.com