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Social media and technology-enhanced learning


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Presentation about how you can use social media for teaching and learning in higher education, given at the University of the West Country, UK on September 3rd 2012.

Presentation about how you can use social media for teaching and learning in higher education, given at the University of the West Country, UK on September 3rd 2012.

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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 and technology -enhanced learning Sarah Stewart 2012 Australian College of Midwives Creative Commons Attribution BY
    • 2. Thoughts for today• What do you want to get out of todays session?• Why do we need to consider social media as learners and teachers?• My story• Issues to consider• Tips for getting started
    • 3. What is social media? “web-based and mobile technologies that turn communication into interactive dialogue” Wikipedia:
    • 4. Why is social media relevant to us as learners and teachers?
    • 5. How to use social media for learning and teaching?
    • 6. To deliver content and manage courses
    • 7. Share resources
    • 8. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events
    • 9. Real time help
    • 10. Mobile options eg class announcements
    • 11. Use alternative media to process and present work
    • 12. Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time
    • 13. Becoming part of national and international campaigns
    • 14. Connecting with “famous” people, people of influence, culture and power 08955@N07/5818782513 105@N00/4270843426
    • 15. Enhancing face-to-face relationships
    • 16. Connecting students at a distance
    • 17. Sharing advice
    • 18. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback
    • 19. Taking class discussion to a wider audience
    • 20. Grow online communities/networks of learning
    • 21. Facilitate collaboration
    • 22. Develop digital literacy skills
    • 23. Preparestudents for life outside university
    • 24. Polytechnic-School-of- Midwifery/293406710680213
    • 25. Some examples
    • 26. “Facilitating Online”:
    • 27. Virtual Birthing Unit:
    • 28. Eportfolio:
    • 29. Collaborative wiki for teachers to share resources:
    • 30. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks:
    • 31. Reflective journal:
    • 32. Twitter: #phdchat
    • 33. Virtual International Day of the Midwife:
    • 34. Slideshare:
    • 35. Flickr:
    • 36. YouTube/Blip.TV:
    • 37. Issues to think about
    • 38. Chicken or egg? What comes first – pedagogy or technology?
    • 39. What is it you actually want to achieve?
    • 40. Facebook wont stop you being a rubbish teacher!?
    • 41. What support do you need?
    • 42. What support do your students need?
    • 43. How open doyou want to be?
    • 44. What are the issues of privacy,security and professional online behavior
    • 45. How will you develop your own online profile?
    • 46. 10 top tips for using social media for personal learning and networking
    • 47. Read articles, blog posts and watch ‘how to’ videos on YouTube
    • 48. Connect with teachers who use social media, both F2F and online
    • 49. Be prepared to give time to networking and dont expect things to happen over night
    • 50. Be consistent about how you brand yourself
    • 51. Be open
    • 52. Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive
    • 53. Focus on quality, not quantity
    • 54. Be authentic
    • 55. Practice what you preach
    • 56. Always respond to people when they contact you
    • 57. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
    • 58. Resources**** generations-of-distance-education-pedagogy- challenges-and-opportunities*http://sarah- %20Media
    • 59. ContactEmail: SarahStewartBlog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comSkype: sarah.m.stewart