AIM to Chat with Meebo: Logging onto Academic Advising

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  • AIM to Chat with Meebo: Logging onto Academic Advising

    1. 1. AIM to Chat with MEEBO Logging onto Academic Advising Friday, March 13, 2009
    2. 2. Friday, March 13, 2009
    3. 3. Rethink Social Software message boards. music sharing. photo sharing. instant messaging. mailing lists. ning. flickr. social networking. facebook. avatar. myspace. discussion forums. blogs. wikis. podcasts. digg. screencasts. linkedin. twitter. youtube. meta-café. outreach. free. socialbookmarking. RSS feeds. collaboration. vodcasts. portability. text messaging. delicious. VoIP. reference. mobile. resource. personalization. community. Friday, March 13, 2009
    4. 4. Social Software <difficult to define> 1. Allows people to communicate, collaborate, and build community online. 2. Can be syndicated, shared, reused, or remixed. 3. Lets people learn easily from and capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others. Friday, March 13, 2009
    5. 5. Characteristics ➡Easy content ➡Personalization creation and ➡Portability content sharing ➡Overcoming ➡Online barriers of collaboration distance and time ➡Conversations: ➡Community Distributed and in Real Time Friday, March 13, 2009
    6. 6. Why Should We Care? Our students are using these tools. ➡ to communicate ➡ to share knowledge ➡ to find information Friday, March 13, 2009
    7. 7. IM is Pervasive in Our Culture ➡53 million American adults trade instant messages ➡11 million of them IM at work ➡24% swap IMs more frequently than email ➡46% of Gen Y (18-27 years of age) use IM more frequently than email Friday, March 13, 2009
    8. 8. Who uses Instant Messaging Friday, March 13, 2009
    9. 9. Why IM? ➡Less intrusive ➡Communicate in “real time” ➡Quick and easy Friday, March 13, 2009
    10. 10. IM Use in the Office ➡Internal communication for staff ➡Communication between advisors in different centers/ departments ➡External communication with students Friday, March 13, 2009
    11. 11. What is MEEBO? ➡Web based live communication platform (instant messaging and group chat) ➡Accessible from anywhere (Internet connection needed) ➡No need to download or install client ➡Can log into multiple accounts at same time ➡Free Friday, March 13, 2009
    12. 12. MEEBO Friday, March 13, 2009
    13. 13. It’s a Blog! It’s a Blog! ➡(web log) is a web site with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Friday, March 13, 2009
    14. 14. Advisor Blog Friday, March 13, 2009
    15. 15. Social Networking Mixing business with pleasure Friday, March 13, 2009
    16. 16. facebook Friday, March 13, 2009
    17. 17. LinkedIn Friday, March 13, 2009
    18. 18. Social Bookmarking ➡Access saved links (bookmarks) from any computer, anytime, anywhere ➡Collaborative research tool ➡Explore everybody’s bookmarks on the topics you care about Friday, March 13, 2009
    19. 19. Really Simple Syndication Chicklet Friday, March 13, 2009
    20. 20. RSS: 2 things 2 know ➡Consumer steps 1. Sing up for reader 2. Subscribe to blog or website ➡Producer steps 1. Create your own feed 2. Repurpose someone else’s feed Friday, March 13, 2009
    21. 21. Advisor Trading Cards ➡ Connect on a personal level ➡ Engage students (learning outcomes) ➡ Fun (Prizes) Friday, March 13, 2009
    22. 22. Keys to Success 1. Know Your Population: technology must meet your colleagues’ and students’ needs ➡ marketing and training 2. your staff must be willing to use and promote the new technology ➡ dialogue and training Friday, March 13, 2009
    23. 23. Questions, Comments, Concerns Oh. my! Friday, March 13, 2009

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