Social Media in Education

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Social Media in Education

  1. 1. Social Media in Education Learning Commons Tech Fridays October 9, 2009 1
  2. 2. Social Media? Is a collection of tools that give the ability for ordinary people to communicate with each other without geographic or economic boundaries. 2
  3. 3. “It's easy to see the reasons for the excitement. With the steady decline of one of our most reliable platforms—print media—and the enormous growth and popularity of the new social-networking tools, we public-relations professionals need to adapt and incorporate the latest technology into our marketing plans. We need to be savvy about the information- gathering habits of the next generation of college students, not to mention communicate effectively with our current students and young alumni. We ignore social networking and communications technology at our peril.” October 9, 2009 Who Is on the Other End of Facebook? By Russell S. Powell 3
  4. 4. Tools? 4
  5. 5. How can you use Social Media to educate your students? Market your College? Use Twitter To solicit comments from your students during lectures To remind students of exams and papers To allow students to share information, articles, or websites related to the topic To share program and college information to interested students. (e.g. Financial Aid or Application Deadlines) 5
  6. 6. How can you use Social Media to educate your students? Market your College? Use Facebook and YouTube To form a learning community outside the classroom To allow students to share information, articles, or websites related to the topic To share program and college information to interested students (e.g. Financial Aid or Application Deadlines) To host lectures for students who may have missed class To promote programs or activities at the college 6
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  11. 11. Any Questions? Edward Sargent djsarge@gmail.com 11

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