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Social Media in 2011 as an exercise in learning, social media as transmedia platforming for learning, and social media as elements in larger ecologies that themselves "learn"

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Social Media Learning

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  2. 2. Social Media Learning<br />Katie King, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park<br />Workshop on distance learning, Tema Genus, Linköping University, <br />29-30 March 2011<br />
  3. 3. Social media learning + Gender Studies = ? <br />
  4. 4. L<br />A<br />Y<br />O<br />F<br />F<br />From feminist game designer Mary Flanagan’s online game lab for social change: http://www.tiltfactor.org/<br />
  5. 5. Social media<br /><ul><li>Teach about learning itself
  6. 6. Are interfaces & transmedia platforms
  7. 7. Work among elements in larger ecologies that themselves learn</li></li></ul><li>“differing layers of investments in new media activities in a way that integrates an understanding of technical, social, and cultural patterns” Ito: 35<br />
  8. 8. “MySpacing” Photo credit Luke Brassard, <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/brassard/138829152)<br />
  9. 9. Hanging Out<br />Messing Around<br />Geeking Out <br />
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  11. 11. Worn Tools<br />
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  14. 14. what counts here as "accessibility" or exclusion?? what about gripes like "boys with toys"? commitments of time and energy, greater and lesser? "I don't have enough time for my First Life..."? ebb and flow of intensities for both students and teachers <br />
  15. 15. http://www.tiltfactor.org/growagame/play.html<br />
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  17. 17. Learning, Freedom and the Web project online: http://learningfreedomandtheweb.org/1.    Strategy — what’s your big idea?2.    Story — help people understand it.3.    Tools — set up simple tools that make it easy for contributors to see what’s happening and get involved.4.    People — who are you trying to reach? how can they help right now?5.    Prototype — build fast. test and improve it together. (Shake and repeat.)<br />
  18. 18. Transmedia Storytelling & Activism<br />Transversal & Intersectional<br />Transdisciplinary Knowledges<br />
  19. 19. http://socmedlearn.blogspot.com/<br />

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