Educause08: Social Media and Education

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  • 1. Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
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  • 3. Prof. Edupunk: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
  • 4. Learning is Changing
  • 5. Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be accomplished via social media.
  • 6. What does higher education provide?
  • 7. Membership in intellectual and social affinity groups
  • 8. Engaging in intellectual discussions
  • 9. Access to resources and experts
  • 10. Official endorsement of completion
  • 11. Accumulate and develop skills for employment
  • 12. Association with professional community
  • 13. Guidance through experiences and thought processes
  • 14. What role does social media play in the lives of those engaged with it?
  • 15. Self Expression
  • 16. Sharing enthusiasm for common interests
  • 17. Access to experts and personalities
  • 18. Enhance personal and professional reputation
  • 19. Build and share skills
  • 20. Social media changes… who we can reach Howard Rheingold
  • 21. Social media changes… how many people we can reach Facebook Nexus Friend Graph
  • 22. Social media changes… our methods of expression
  • 23. All communication is educational
  • 24. Dialogic communication allows for more community, exchange of ideas
  • 25. Social Media creates new ways to learn without the communities and structures created by institutions.
  • 26. What is the educator’s role in a world where production and consumption of information has been… Democratic Amateur Distributed
  • 27. Educators are no longer the GATEKEEPERS of knowledge
  • 28. Jim Groom the role of educators is changing
  • 29. Teaching students how to learn in an information economy
  • 30. Teaching students the importance of contributing to a community
  • 31. Relating as more experienced co-creators rather than employers
  • 32. Serving as guides as students shape their own paths
  • 33. In a world of social media, educators are more important than ever
  • 34. Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins SL: Intellagirl Tully Email: Web: Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat: Intellagirl