Beignet, Done That:
Into Your Advising Practice
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.
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1. Allows people to communicate, collaborate, and build
2. Can be syndicated, shared, reused, or remixed.
3. Lets people learn easily from and capitalize on the
behavior or knowledge of others.
➡Easy content ➡Personalization
creation and ➡Portability
collaboration distance and time
Distributed and in
Why Should We Care?
Our students are using these tools.
➡ to communicate
➡ to share knowledge
➡ to ﬁnd information
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
➡ Less intrusive
➡ Communicate in “real
➡ Quick and easy
IM Use in the Ofﬁce
➡ Internal communication
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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
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
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
Mixing business with pleasure
➡ Access saved links (bookmarks) from any computer,
➡ Collaborative research tool
➡ Explore everybody’s bookmarks on the topics you care
Advisor Trading Cards
➡ Connect on a personal level
➡ Engage students (learning outcomes)
➡ Fun (Prizes)
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
➡ dialogue and training