Teaching and Training with Social Media and Technology

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Originally presented at the 2014 ACPA and NASPA National Conventions, this presentation provides an overview of how social media and related technologies can be integrated into classroom and training environments.

Brown, P. G. (2014, March). Teaching and Training with Social Media and Technology. Presentation at the Annual Convention of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD.

Brown, P. G. (2014, April). Experiments in Teaching and Training with Social Media. Presentation at the Annual Convention of ACPA - College Student Educators International, Indianapolis, IN.

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Teaching and Training with Social Media and Technology

  1. & TRAINING & TECHNOLOGY w/ SOCIAL MEDIA @paulgordonbrown TEACHING
  2. SITES AND TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND TRAINING SESSION OUTCOMES SHAREBEST PRACTICES & PEER LEARNING RESEARCH AND STATISTICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM
  3. First, a few premises… @paulgordonbrown
  4. Social Media is an ENGAGEMENT! PLATFORM @paulgordonbrown
  5. TEACHING & TRAINING ARE RELATED BUT DIFFERENT @paulgordonbrown
  6. Teaching v. Training broad based knowledge specific technical knowledge or skill @paulgordonbrown
  7. Teaching v. Training often for longer periods typically short term @paulgordonbrown
  8. BLENDED TECHNIQUES WORK BEST @paulgordonbrown
  9. SOCIAL JUSTICE & SOCIAL MEDIA @paulgordonbrown
  10. So why use social media? @paulgordonbrown
  11. ENTER INTO LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS* *Marcia Baxter Magolda
  12. SUPPORT CHALLENGE respect learners thoughts & feelings situate in learners’ experience mutual learning & problem solving complex work & life challenges develop personal authority share authority; interdependence
  13. META OUTCOMES OF TEACHING HOW TO ENGAGE ONLINE @paulgordonbrown
  14. CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND YOUR TEACHING @paulgordonbrown
  15. Some statistics… @paulgordonbrown
  16. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Facebook: How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media 1 BLOGS, WIKIS, PODCASTS AND FACEBOOK Mike Moran Pearson Author and Chief Strategist Converseon Jeff Seaman, Ph.D. Co-Director, Babson Survey Research Group Babson College Hester Tinti-Kane Vice President of Marketing Pearson Learning Solutions A LWAY S L E A R N I N G how today’s higher education faculty use social media OCTOBER 2012
  17. 70 70 70 27% 36% 39% 37% HumanitiesandArts 70 24% Professionsand AppliedSciences SocialSciences Mathematicsand ComputerScience Natural Sciences Faculty social media use by discipline
  18. 70 70 70 30% 35% 41% 55+ 45-54 35-44 Faculty social media use by age 70 38% Under 35
  19. 34%Use 66%Do NOT Use Faculty social media use in the classroom @paulgordonbrown
  20. Blogs and Wikis Podcasts Facebook LinkedIn Twitter 3% 4% 8% 14% 22% Faculty social media use in teaching by site
  21. Institutional support Time (learning or use) Lack of integration with LMS Inability to measure effectiveness Grading and assessment Separate course and personal accounts Concerns about privacy Integrity of student submissions Perceived barriers to social media use by faculty 70% 66% 63% 54% 48% 42% 37% 33%
  22. TOOLS @paulgordonbrown
  23. Blogging More suited for:! • Teaching! ! Common platforms:! • Wordpress! • Blogger! @paulgordonbrown
  24. Blogging Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Engage more deeply on subject matter! • Work on writing skills! • Ability to construct an argument ! • Integrate multimedia in construction! • Engage in discussion and dialogue through comments! • Establish an online thought presence! • Gateway towards publishing @paulgordonbrown
  25. Social Networking More suited for:! • Teaching! • Training! ! Common platforms:! • Facebook! • LinkedIn! ! ! @paulgordonbrown
  26. Social Networking @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Establish peer learning networks (PLE/PLN)! • Decenter the teaching/learning experience! • Enable ease of sharing! • Continue discussions outside of the classroom
  27. Twitter More suited for:! • Teaching! • Training! ! Research (particularly by Junco)! has shown positive academic outcomes! including engagement and grades.! ! @paulgordonbrown
  28. Twitter @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Establish peer learning networks (PLE/PLN)! • Decenter the teaching/learning experience! • Enable ease of sharing! • Continue discussions outside of the classroom! • Easier access to the instructor! • Participate in wider discussions (hashtags)! • Include “alumni” in the conversation
  29. Photosharing More suited for:! • Training! ! Common platforms:! • Instagram! • Flickr! ! @paulgordonbrown
  30. Photosharing @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Share experiences! • Build community! • Create contest-like opportunities! • Crowdsource
  31. Polling More suited for:! • Teaching! • Training! ! Common platforms:! • PollEverywhere! • Proprietary Clickers! @paulgordonbrown
  32. Polling @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Immediate feedback! • Check for understanding! • Engagement! • Peer learning
  33. Content Curation More suited for:! • Teaching! ! Common platforms:! • Delicious! • ScoopIt! • Pintrest! @paulgordonbrown
  34. Content Curation @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Create peer-curated resources! • Provide opportunities for deeper learning! • Aid in course/session improvement! • Peer engagement in co-construction! • Develop a PLN/PLE in the course
  35. Presentations More suited for:! • Teaching! • Training! ! Common platforms:! • Prezi! • Slideshare! @paulgordonbrown
  36. Presentations @paulgordonbrown Outcomes suitable to the platform:! • Student review of the material after-the-fact! • Better ways of representing concepts! • Incorporation of media! • Find similar presentation and ideas for content
  37. @paulgordonbrown

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