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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”
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    • 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. 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. 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. 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. Why is social mediarelevant to us as learners, teachers & researchers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
    • 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. How can social media be used forpostgraduate learning, teaching & research?
    • 8. Sharinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/74373690@N00/3480271732
    • 9. Collaborationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42769910@N00/145149313
    • 10. Support & mentoring http://www.flickr.com/photos/22033167@N00/4605935860
    • 11. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
    • 12. Organize, advertise and take partin real time events/conferences http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
    • 13. Mobile optionshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
    • 14. Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
    • 15. Taking class discussion to a wider audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
    • 16. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/20260568@N07/2072717826
    • 17. Enhancing face-to-face relationships
    • 18. Connecting students at a distance http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
    • 19. Grow onlinecommunities/networks of learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1804295568
    • 20. Quick & easy access to latest research http://www.flickr.com/photos/37977505@N00/2421129047
    • 21. Develop writing skillshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23688516@N00/307250887
    • 22. Feedback on research http://www.flickr.com/photos/39303693@N00/3483842841
    • 23. Instant access to international researchers & scholarshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/40143737@N02/6154960282
    • 24. Join online research communitieshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
    • 25. Recruiting researchparticipants http://www.flickr.com/photos/26475170@N02/5971090873
    • 26. Dissemination ofresearch results http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425925@N00/335754959
    • 27. Develop e-portfoliohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/98624608@N00/51240974
    • 28. Develop digital literacy skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/3796822070
    • 29. Preparestudents for life outside university
    • 30. Issues to think abouthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
    • 31. Chicken or egg? What comes first – pedagogy or technology?http://www.flickr.com/photos/8082038@N06/2114990334
    • 32. What is it you actually want to achieve? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50715604@N07/4881844153
    • 33. Facebook wont stop you being a rubbish teacher!? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72527902@N00/990858552
    • 34. What support do you need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
    • 35. What support do your students need?
    • 36. How open doyou want to be? http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/609777936
    • 37. What are the issues of privacy,security and professional online behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/46485933@N00/294020907
    • 38. My 10 top tools
    • 39. Twitter: #phdchathttp://phdchat.pbworks.com/w/page/33280234/PhD%20Chat
    • 40. Blog:http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
    • 41. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks:http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
    • 42. Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Thesis-Whisperer/136762006343946
    • 43. Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
    • 44. Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
    • 45. YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
    • 46. Google Docshttp://www.jordemoderforeningen.dk/fileadmin/Tidsskrift_for_ Jordemoedre/2012/09_2012/Will_you_be_my_friend.pdf
    • 47. Delicious: http://delicious.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/10049583@N08/1492560707
    • 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. Tips for using social media to build a personal learning network
    • 50. Develop an online presence http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathonline/918128338/
    • 51. Become familiar with online communication toolshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25566432@N00/4967809771
    • 52. Invest time in getting to know peoplehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/2096791187
    • 53. Give, as well as takehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/johnbullas/3754767902/
    • 54. Be http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmarty/128010935/
    • 55. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
    • 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. ConclusionAny further questions or comments?Feedback
    • 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. ContactEmail: Sarah.stewart@midwives.org.auFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewartTwitter: SarahStewartBlog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comSkype: sarah.m.stewart

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