What is of interest to Education not so much the platforms but WHY they are famous. Students need to be stimulated for idea generation, networking, building relationships, discussions, groups, more in-depth knowledge
Transcript of "Webinar social media and e learning Sept 2012"
Centre for Online Learning ExcellenceSocial Media and eLearning:New challenges for online learning facilitation Mandi Axmann Learning Design and Academic Development
Plenary WorkTime Plenary session Discussion3:30-4:20 Understand the impact of Synchronous and Asynchronous social media on eLearning discussions •Implement and facilitate wikis as effective learning activity •Implement and facilitate blogs as effective learning activity •Implement and facilitate twitter as effective learning activity4:20-5:00 Challenges for online Question and Answer time facilitation
What is social media? Source: Terry Anderson and Jon Dron presentation from Networked Learning 2012
Global Students What it means to be a global student?• Think outside the box – creative and innovative skills• Think across disciplines – design, technology, mathematics, art• Smart about new sources of information• Good people skills (Emotional intelligence)• Work in large teams and across various cultures
Asynchronous communicationAnytime, anywhere, any device – different times • Open-ended review and discussionDiscussion forums • Short papers and presentations • Reflective writing Blogs • Critical writing • Instant feedback on progress Quizzes • Self/peer assessment • Co-produce a piece of work Wikis • Teams and small groups • Submission of reports and essays eSubmissions • Exam papers • Collect and archive work ePortfolios • Measure and track student performance
Synchronous communicationAnytime, anywhere, any device – same time Webinars • Skype for audio and video conferencing • Presentation, discussion and collaboration • Messenger or Google Apps for instant messaging and file transfer Chat • Discussion and collaboration of group projects Video • Camtasia for on-screen demonstrations • Live video streaming streaming
Learning technology = Connected learning Source: Terry Anderson and Jon Dron presentation from Networked Learning 2012
WikiUses of a wiki• Frequently Asked Questions• Knowledge base for a specific topic• Find group solutions to a problem• Develop standards or guidelines• Database of experiences with relevant stories• Gather requirements for a new product or design
EdublogsEdublogs archive and support student and teacherlearning •facilitating reflection •questioning by self and others •collaboration •providing contexts for engaging in higher-order thinking.
BloggingUses of blogs• Share materials, news, downloads, links• Facilitate online discussions and collaboration• Replace your newsletter - create a class publication that students can easily publish• Get your students blogging so that they can share their work and thoughts• Integrate videos, podcasts, and other media• Create blogs for student groups, events, teams• Get feedback or gather information (opinion polls)
TwitterUses• Brainstorming• Publicity for important events, blog posts, websites, podcasts, videos, live meetings/discussions, etc.• Twitter can serve as your support group when struggling with a difficult task.• Twitter provides a way to virtually attend confererences, workshops, conventions, etc. (via #hashtags).• Back channel during lecture (using event specfic hashtags ie. #newtonfirstlaw) -- students can go back to Twitter to review, reflect, study key points shared• Back channel during videos/slideshows• Back channel during student presentations