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Building Social Networks for Universities Kyle Mathews http://kyle.mathews2000.com http://twitter.com/kylemathews
Revolutions always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions. Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
Perfect Storm for Education Advancements in learning theory New technologies Elearning Mobile devices Learning networks
island.byu.edu
Fostering Learning communities
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<ul><li>Isys Core Group </li></ul><ul><li>4 classes </li></ul><ul><li>118 Members </li></ul><ul><li>423 Posts </li></ul><u...
Class Discussion through island group Discussions can be held in-class or out of class Leads nicely into classroom discuss...
The Unclass!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/1646370938/sizes/l/
Philosophy: The Open Studies course adapts to its learners instead of requiring its learners to adapt to the course
Sample Projects: Data structures Linux backup system using cron/rysnc/tar Google Web Toolkit Multi-touch computer + softwa...
The FUTURE (of Island)!!! Realtime collaboration Activity streaming Twitter-fy (i.e. updates + following) Mobile web Add l...
Social Peripheral Vision Idea from Jyri Engeström http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift/94108224/sizes/l/
Can't make plans without knowing what others are doing Coordinate don't plan
Question: “ Is there something happening in my network I should know about?”
Student – Are there new learning opportunities? Who should I talk to? What events should I attend? Professor – Who should ...
Link people to people not people to content http://www.flickr.com/photos/phonono/520421532/sizes/l/
Learn how to help each other through social media Links: http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl/index.php/Handbook_of_Emerging_...
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My presentation at Ignite Salt Lake 2 on what I've learned building social networks at BYU -- https://island.byu.edu

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  1. 1. Building Social Networks for Universities Kyle Mathews http://kyle.mathews2000.com http://twitter.com/kylemathews
  2. 2. Revolutions always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions. Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
  3. 3. Perfect Storm for Education Advancements in learning theory New technologies Elearning Mobile devices Learning networks
  4. 4. island.byu.edu
  5. 5. Fostering Learning communities
  6. 6. Click to Add Text
  7. 7. Click to Add Text
  8. 8. Click to Add Text
  9. 9. <ul><li>Isys Core Group </li></ul><ul><li>4 classes </li></ul><ul><li>118 Members </li></ul><ul><li>423 Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating on Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Posting events </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements from TAs and Teachers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Class Discussion through island group Discussions can be held in-class or out of class Leads nicely into classroom discussion
  11. 11. The Unclass!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/1646370938/sizes/l/
  12. 12. Philosophy: The Open Studies course adapts to its learners instead of requiring its learners to adapt to the course
  13. 13. Sample Projects: Data structures Linux backup system using cron/rysnc/tar Google Web Toolkit Multi-touch computer + software SMS gateway KSL Classified ads + Google Maps Mashup iTunes lyrics visualization tool Android programming jQuery UI RDF + SPARQL
  14. 14. The FUTURE (of Island)!!! Realtime collaboration Activity streaming Twitter-fy (i.e. updates + following) Mobile web Add lots more people (network effects)
  15. 15. Social Peripheral Vision Idea from Jyri Engeström http://www.flickr.com/photos/swift/94108224/sizes/l/
  16. 16. Can't make plans without knowing what others are doing Coordinate don't plan
  17. 17. Question: “ Is there something happening in my network I should know about?”
  18. 18. Student – Are there new learning opportunities? Who should I talk to? What events should I attend? Professor – Who should I mentor? Where can I teach? Where are the best opportunities for me to influence others?
  19. 19. Link people to people not people to content http://www.flickr.com/photos/phonono/520421532/sizes/l/
  20. 20. Learn how to help each other through social media Links: http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl/index.php/Handbook_of_Emerging_Technologies_for_Learning https://island.byu.edu/content/proposal-open-studies-uncourse http://kyle.mathews2000.com/blog/2009/02/21/what-are-social-objects http://www.disambiguity.com/reboot-90-ambient-intimacy/ http://www.zengestrom.com/blog/2006/07/blind_mens_base.html http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/MindsonFireOpenEducationt/45823?time=1237433673
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