“Go to my Delicious and then we’ll talk,” a professor told astudent asking to meet with her. To many, this directive appearsperplexing. Go where? Delicious (http://delicious.com/) is asocial bookmarking service that in its simplest appearance is awebsite of hot-linked bookmarks (similar to what is contained inan Internet browser’s bookmarks). However, Delicious also functionsas a central, networked “place” on the Internet where anindividual’s bookmarks, tags (similar to keywords), and short critiquesor summaries of important information reside and can beaccessed on any networked computer in the world. In Delicious,one can build a community of friends and colleagues who canexamine, share, and observe tag patterns across bookmarkedmaterial. The professor, in this example, has begun to cultivate ascholarly life online through a Delicious site on which she hascompiled vast amounts of multimedia information on disciplinespecifictopics. By consulting Delicious, the student is simultaneouslypreparing academically for a meeting with his or herprofessor while also watching her model the integration of participatoryInternet technologies in her teaching, advising, andresearch practices. At the same time, the professor is developingher own online identity. Soon, she might become known for herbookmark collection and interpretations of texts and resourceson a particular subject(s). Such a reputation develops through ever-expanding networks within the system that allow Delicioususers to see and track other users’ public bookmark collections.This example begins to introduce social scholarship, http://edr.sagepub.com/content/38/4/246.full.pdf+htmlLearning, Teaching, and Scholarship in a Digital Age :Published on behalf ofAmerican Educational Research Associationandhttp://www.Greenhow, Beth Robelia and Joan E. HughesEDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER 2009 38: 246 Downloaded from
Using social media in Higher EducationteachingApril 2013Claire Mannc.email@example.com@clever_clairehttp://DrClaireMann.wordpress.com
Define social media• This session will introduce social media as toolsfor education and research.• Some of the key social media tools will beintroduced, demonstrated and discussed.– Collaborative working tools– User-generated content– Social networking tools.• No previous social media experience is requiredto participate.• Please complete registration with email, logonto computer and open email
Why use social media in HE teaching?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLw8L8V6Clw
Define Social Mediahttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/resources/socialmedia/what-is-social-media.aspxwww.wordle.netwww.tagcloud.com
Collaborative Working Tools• For working together• Communication tools – Skype, IM• Document storage – Dropbox, Blackboard• Writing tools - Wiki, Google docs, Ning• Case study• http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/resources/socialmedia/using-social-media/collaborative-tools.aspx
Social networking• Facebook• Twitter• Twitter toolshttp://twitterfeed.com/http://mytweetcloud.com/
What now?• What do you want to use?• Have a go!• Set up an account – twitter• Look for blogs and follow• Questions?• Hands-on.
User-generated content• Delicious• “Go to my Delicious and then we’ll talk,” aprofessor told a student asking to meet• Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship in a Digital Age:Greenhow, Beth Robelia and Joan E.Hughes, EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER 2009 38: 246• http://delicious.com/oook/
Review• Comments?• You can use social media for teaching– Promote collaborative working– Utilise user generated content as a resource– Social networking for interaction and to keep up todate• You SHOULD use social media for teaching• What will you try??• Did you learn something new today?• Do you learn something new every day?
Thanks!See you online soonClaire Mannc.firstname.lastname@example.org@clever_clairehttp://DrClaireMann.wordpress.com