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  • Somewhere to store information? A way to communicate, or a teaching/learning methodology? Who are your learners? What is the appropriate tool for what you want to achieve?
  • Social media is not a “cure all”
  • Social media and post graduate education

    1. 1. Social media & the post- graduate studenthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/4333362932 Sarah Stewart 2012 Australian College of Midwives sarah.stewart@midwives.org.au Creative Commons Attribution BY
    2. 2. Aim for todayThe aim of this workshop is to introduce you to social media and how you can use it for postgraduate education, as teachers, learners and researchers.
    3. 3. ObjectivesList some of the common social media tools that be used for postgraduate education;Identify how you can use these tools to build personal learning networks;Describe some examples in which social media can be used for postgraduate education;Discuss the issues that must be considered when working with social media;Construct a plan for how you can use social media for your own personal learning.
    4. 4. What is social media? “web-based and mobile technologies that turn communication into interactive dialogue” Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_mediahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/2945559128
    5. 5. Why is social mediarelevant to us as learners, teachers & researchers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
    6. 6. Group discussionWhat do you know about social media?How do you currently use social media?How would you like to use it in the future?What are your concerns about social media?What would you particularly like to know today?
    7. 7. How can social media be used forpostgraduate learning, teaching & research?
    8. 8. Sharinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/74373690@N00/3480271732
    9. 9. Collaborationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42769910@N00/145149313
    10. 10. Support & mentoring http://www.flickr.com/photos/22033167@N00/4605935860
    11. 11. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
    12. 12. Organize, advertise and take partin real time events/conferences http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
    13. 13. Mobile optionshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
    14. 14. Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
    15. 15. Taking class discussion to a wider audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
    16. 16. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/20260568@N07/2072717826
    17. 17. Enhancing face-to-face relationships
    18. 18. Connecting students at a distance http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
    19. 19. Grow onlinecommunities/networks of learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1804295568
    20. 20. Quick & easy access to latest research http://www.flickr.com/photos/37977505@N00/2421129047
    21. 21. Develop writing skillshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23688516@N00/307250887
    22. 22. Feedback on research http://www.flickr.com/photos/39303693@N00/3483842841
    23. 23. Instant access to international researchers & scholarshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/40143737@N02/6154960282
    24. 24. Join online research communitieshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
    25. 25. Recruiting researchparticipants http://www.flickr.com/photos/26475170@N02/5971090873
    26. 26. Dissemination ofresearch results http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425925@N00/335754959
    27. 27. Develop e-portfoliohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/98624608@N00/51240974
    28. 28. Develop digital literacy skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/3796822070
    29. 29. Preparestudents for life outside university
    30. 30. Issues to think abouthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
    31. 31. Chicken or egg? What comes first – pedagogy or technology?http://www.flickr.com/photos/8082038@N06/2114990334
    32. 32. What is it you actually want to achieve? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50715604@N07/4881844153
    33. 33. Facebook wont stop you being a rubbish teacher!? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72527902@N00/990858552
    34. 34. What support do you need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
    35. 35. What support do your students need?
    36. 36. How open doyou want to be? http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/609777936
    37. 37. What are the issues of privacy,security and professional online behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/46485933@N00/294020907
    38. 38. My 10 top tools
    39. 39. Twitter: #phdchathttp://phdchat.pbworks.com/w/page/33280234/PhD%20Chat
    40. 40. Blog:http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
    41. 41. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks:http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
    42. 42. Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Thesis-Whisperer/136762006343946
    43. 43. Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
    44. 44. Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
    45. 45. YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
    46. 46. Google Docshttp://www.jordemoderforeningen.dk/fileadmin/Tidsskrift_for_ Jordemoedre/2012/09_2012/Will_you_be_my_friend.pdf
    47. 47. Delicious: http://delicious.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/10049583@N08/1492560707
    48. 48. Group work – set up a Twitter account (Teacher, student, researcher, university manager, IT provider) How did it go? What did you learn? What went well? What issues arose? What questions do you still have?
    49. 49. Tips for using social media to build a personal learning network
    50. 50. Develop an online presence http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathonline/918128338/
    51. 51. Become familiar with online communication toolshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25566432@N00/4967809771
    52. 52. Invest time in getting to know peoplehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/2096791187
    53. 53. Give, as well as takehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbullas/3754767902/
    54. 54. Be http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmarty/128010935/
    55. 55. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
    56. 56. Develop a personal planHow are you going to use social media for your personal learning?How will you use it as a professional tool?What do you need?Feedback to the group – what are the key features of your plan?
    57. 57. ConclusionAny further questions or comments?Feedback
    58. 58. Resources*http://mashable.com*http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book*http://www.slideshare.net/terrya/three- generations-of-distance-education-pedagogy- challenges-and-opportunities*http://sarah- stewart.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Social %20Media
    59. 59. ContactEmail: Sarah.stewart@midwives.org.auFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewartTwitter: SarahStewartBlog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comSkype: sarah.m.stewart

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