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  • Social Software in Education
    • Meredith Farkas
    • Norwich University
  • Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach . -Mark Prensky, “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants.”
  • At the same time… The Web has also changed
  • Web 1.0 Democratized Access to Information
  • Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  • Social Software
    • To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions:
    • it allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online.
    • it can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed, or it facilitates syndication.
    • it allows people to easily learn from and capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others.
  • Characteristics of Social Software
  • Easy content creation and sharing
  • Online Collaboration
  • Conversations
  • Conversations
  • Capitalizing on the wisdom of crowds
  • Transparency
  • Transparency
  • Personalization
  • Portability
  • Social Software Applications in Education
  • Blogs
    • How do you define a medium used by teenagers, Nobel Prize-winners, car companies, rock bands and educators?
  • Blogs
    • Frequently updated website where postings are displayed in reverse chronological order.
    • Uses
    • Course management system
            • Faculty communication with students/parents
            • Reflective learning
            • Discussion
            • Language or writing practice
            • Share ideas/get feedback
  • Course Management System
  • Faculty Communication with Students/Parents
  • Faculty Communication with Students/Parents
  • Reflective Learning
  • Reflective Learning
  • Reflective Learning
  • Reflective Learning
  • Discussion
  • Discussion
  • Discussion
  • Language or Writing Practice
  • Language or Writing Practice
  • Share Ideas/Get Feedback
  • Wikis
    • Allow a group of people to develop a website without any web design skills
    • Uses:
    • Courseware
            • Group Projects
            • Collaboratively-developed resource guides
  • Courseware
  • Courseware
  • Courseware
  • Group Projects
  • Collaborative Resource Guides
  • Social Networking Software
    • Online community with the goal of building identity and publicly articulating one’s social network.
    • Uses:
    • Courseware
    • Feedback mechanism
    • Portal to library/school content
  • Courseware
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Portal to Library/School Content
  • Portal to Library/School Content
  • Portal to Library/School Content
  • Podcast
            • Audio broadcast in MP3 format syndicated through RSS.
            • Uses:
            • Lectures and guest speakers
            • Student projects
            • News and marketing
            • Language classes
  • Lectures and Guest Speakers
  • Student Projects
  • Student Projects
  • News and Marketing
  • Language Classes
  • Screencasting
            • Movie taken of one’s desktop.
            • Uses:
            • Recording lectures
            • Commenting on student papers
            • Tutorials
  • Recording Lectures
  • Comments on Student Papers
  • Tutorials
  • Things to Consider
  • Avoid technolust
  • Don’t assume all of your students are tech-savvy
  • Play with technology! Kick the tires!
  • Don’t be afraid to try things out with your students
  • Don’t be afraid to let your students “drive”
  • Consider the maintenance burden and sustainability of any technology
    • These are just tools!
  • Thanks!