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The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
The Future of Social Media and Education
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  • 1. A Futurist’s View of Higher Education: How Social Media is Pushing Higher Ed into Identity Crisis Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins-Bell EduComm June 2008
  • 2. Education is nearing a crisis
  • 3. What does higher education provide? U
  • 4. What does social media provide?
  • 5. <ul><li>Membership in intellectual and social affinity groups </li></ul>U Membership in intellectual and social affinity groups
  • 6. <ul><li>Access to resources and experts </li></ul>U Access to resources and experts
  • 7. <ul><li>Engaging in intellectual discussions </li></ul>U Engaging in intellectual discussions
  • 8. <ul><li>Accumulate and develop skills for employment </li></ul>U Accumulate and develop skills for employment
  • 9. <ul><li>Association with professional community </li></ul>U Association with professional community
  • 10. <ul><li>Establish social and professional network </li></ul>U Establish social and professional network
  • 11. <ul><li>Enhance personal and professional reputation </li></ul>U Enhance personal and professional reputation
  • 12. <ul><li>Share enthusiasm for common interests </li></ul>U Share enthusiasm for common interests
  • 13. <ul><li>Build Skills </li></ul>U Build Skills
  • 14. <ul><li>Official endorsement of completion via diploma </li></ul>U Evidence of work completed and place in community
  • 15. <ul><li>Guidance through experiences and thought processes </li></ul>U Self-directed exploration of ideas, discussions, and sources
  • 16. <ul><li>$ </li></ul>U 12 6 3 9
  • 17. <ul><li>Priority set by Institution </li></ul>U Priortiy set by Individual
  • 18. <ul><li>Rigid </li></ul>U Flexible
  • 19. Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody . NY: Penguin. 2008. The Promise The Tool The Bargain
  • 20. The Promise U
  • 21. The Tool U
  • 22. The Bargain U Do the work to OUR standards and we’ll share our credentials/reputation with you
  • 23. The Promise Everything/everyone you ever wanted to know is available
  • 24. The Tool (s) dialogic media blogs wikis participatory social networks folksonomy audio video mobile RSS remix API convergence reputation community social hypertextual semantic discovery trust hypermediated augmented identity
  • 25. The Bargain Participation Return
  • 26. U
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  • 35. Monologic communication doesn’t allow for community, exchange of ideas
  • 36. Dialogic communication remediates the lack of community in old models. Offers new ways to learn without the communities and structures created by institutions.
  • 37. Education is Communication
  • 38. Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be accomplished via social media.
  • 39. What is the educator’s role in a world where the production and consumption of information has been democratized, amateurized, and distributed? ?
  • 40. Educators are no longer the GATEKEEPERS of knowledge
  • 41. The New Role of Educators
  • 42. Teaching students how to learn in an information economy
  • 43. Serving as guides as students shape their own paths
  • 44. Providing students with access to professional networks
  • 45. Providing students with access to professional networks
  • 46. Modeling Life-Long learning practices
  • 47. Modeling Life-Long learning practices
  • 48. Relating as more experienced community members rather than employers
  • 49. Relating as more experienced community members rather than employers
  • 50. Relating as more experienced community members rather than employers
  • 51. Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins SL: Intellagirl Tully Email: intellagirl@gmail.com Web: intellagirl.com Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat: Intellagirl

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