Social Media in Education   Social Media at the Enterprise Level in the US Andrew Allen Natasha Perova Adam Black
Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>'Distracting T...
Forms of Social Media <ul><li>96% of a survey of 1,277 nine to seventeen-year-old students report using social media in so...
 
'Distracting' Technologies <ul><li>Social Media Environments tend to emphasize skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>     Mult...
<ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><u...
 
Learning by 'Distracting' <ul><li>Engagement and Sustained Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>     Social Media networks (High) ...
Current Issues/Problems <ul><li>Typing VS Talking </li></ul><ul><li>Information Overload </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Issues an...
Typing VS Talking <ul><li>Majority of teens prefer texting over talking </li></ul><ul><li>– Possibly caused by prevalence ...
Information Overload <ul><li>Often many resources to sort through </li></ul><ul><li>– Unproven resources may provide fault...
Legal Issues and Concerns <ul><li>Facebook as an example: </li></ul><ul><li>– Wikipedia contains a massive collection of l...
Misuse and Abuse <ul><li>Key issues related to teens: </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with s...
Conclusion <ul><li>Social networking sites serve a purpose and are here to stay, but should be moderated, just as all thin...
References <ul><li>http://www.classroom20.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2010/09/29/social...
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  1. 1. Social Media in Education   Social Media at the Enterprise Level in the US Andrew Allen Natasha Perova Adam Black
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>'Distracting Technologies' </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by 'Distracting' </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Current Issues/Problems </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Forms of Social Media <ul><li>96% of a survey of 1,277 nine to seventeen-year-old students report using social media in some way, shape, or form. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul>
  4. 5. 'Distracting' Technologies <ul><li>Social Media Environments tend to emphasize skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>     Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>     Efficiency  </li></ul><ul><li>     Sparse attention      </li></ul><ul><li>    Quick response/Information management </li></ul><ul><li>    'Surface' learning </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Important Learning Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>     Ability to focus on a problem      </li></ul><ul><li>    'Minds-on' approach </li></ul><ul><li>     Patience and time commitment </li></ul><ul><li>     'Deep' learning </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Study </li></ul>
  6. 8. Learning by 'Distracting' <ul><li>Engagement and Sustained Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>     Social Media networks (High) </li></ul><ul><li>     Learning Environments (Depends) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge co-construction </li></ul><ul><li>     Social Media networks (High) </li></ul><ul><li>     Learning Environments (Depends) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Busy chatting&quot; to &quot;Busy learning&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>     Using the power of Social media networks to engage </li></ul><ul><li>     students in learning process </li></ul><ul><li>     Prepare Students for Future Technological Collaboration   </li></ul><ul><li>     Build Virtual Educational Platform   </li></ul>
  7. 9. Current Issues/Problems <ul><li>Typing VS Talking </li></ul><ul><li>Information Overload </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Issues and Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse and Abuse </li></ul>
  8. 10. Typing VS Talking <ul><li>Majority of teens prefer texting over talking </li></ul><ul><li>– Possibly caused by prevalence of digital communication </li></ul><ul><li>– Decreases practice of verbal communication skills during youth </li></ul>
  9. 11. Information Overload <ul><li>Often many resources to sort through </li></ul><ul><li>– Unproven resources may provide faulty information </li></ul><ul><li>Finding useable information is a learned skill </li></ul><ul><li>– Consider Wikipedia:  May be good information, but not professionally checked and edited </li></ul><ul><li>Gleaning all useful or interesting information from all of your favorite social networks can be a very time-consuming chore </li></ul>
  10. 12. Legal Issues and Concerns <ul><li>Facebook as an example: </li></ul><ul><li>– Wikipedia contains a massive collection of legal issues that have surrounded Facebook over the years </li></ul><ul><li>– Primary concerns are related to individual privacy and data mining </li></ul>
  11. 13. Misuse and Abuse <ul><li>Key issues related to teens: </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with shady characters </li></ul><ul><li>Spending too much time connected </li></ul>
  12. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Social networking sites serve a purpose and are here to stay, but should be moderated, just as all things in life should be. </li></ul>
  13. 15. References <ul><li>http://www.classroom20.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2010/09/29/social-media-in-school/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2010/01/10/educators-social-technology/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technewsdaily.com/teens-prefer-texting-vs-calling-except-to-parents-0446/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.life123.com/parenting/tweens-teens/social-networking/issues-with-teens-and-social-networking.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.information-management.com/specialreports/2009_165/social_networking_media-10016208-1.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.debaird.net/blendededunet/2010/12/infographic-education-20-us-students-social-networking-1.html    </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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