Using social media in teaching2014

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Using social media in teaching2014

  1. 1. Using social media in Higher Education teaching April 2014 Claire Mann c.mann@nottingham.ac.uk @clever_claire http://DrClaireMann.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Today’s session • This session will introduce social media as tools for education and research. • Some of the key social media tools will be introduced, demonstrated and discussed. – Collaborative working tools – User-generated content – Social networking tools. • No previous social media experience is required to participate. • Please complete registration with email, logon to computer and open email
  3. 3. Why use social media in HE teaching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9 o A vision of students today
  4. 4. Can you define Social Media? http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/resources/socialmedia/what- is-social-media.aspx
  5. 5. www.wordle.net www.tagcloud.com
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. User-generated content • Define and examples • Videos – YouTube (etc) • Pictures – Flickr, http://www.pinterest.com/ • Links – del.icio.us • Multi-methods – Blogs • http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education- network/blog/2011/dec/28/top-higher- education-blogs-2011 • http://onlineuniversityreviews.net/2010/top-50- higher-education-blogs/
  8. 8. Social networking • Facebook • Twitter • Twitter tools http://twitterfeed.com/ http://mytweetcloud.com/
  9. 9. What now? • What do you want to use? • Have a go! • Set up an account – twitter • Look for blogs and follow • Questions? • Hands-on.
  10. 10. User-generated content • Delicious • “Go to my Delicious and then we’ll talk,” a professor 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/
  11. 11. 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 to date • You SHOULD use social media for teaching • What will you try?? • Did you learn something new today? • Do you learn something new every day?
  12. 12. Thanks! See you online soon Claire Mann c.mann@nottingham.ac.uk @clever_claire http://DrClaireMann.wordpress.com

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