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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 learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/4333362932 Sarah Stewart 2012 Australian College of Midwives sarah.stewart@midwives.org.au 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_mediahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/2945559128
  • 4. Why is social media relevant to us as learners and teachers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
  • 5. How to use social media for learning and teaching?
  • 6. To deliver content and manage courseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/28430474@N05/6109506769
  • 7. Share resourceshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25405741@N00/1443514113
  • 8. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
  • 9. Real time helphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  • 10. Mobile options eg class announcementshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
  • 11. Use alternative media to process and present work http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728
  • 12. Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
  • 13. Becoming part of national and international campaignshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
  • 14. Connecting with “famous” people, people of influence, culture and powerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/39895100@N02/4410788484 http://www.flickr.com/photos/95 08955@N07/5818782513 http://www.flickr.com/photos/68099 105@N00/4270843426
  • 15. Enhancing face-to-face relationships
  • 16. Connecting students at a distance http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
  • 17. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
  • 18. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/20260568@N07/2072717826
  • 19. Taking class discussion to a wider audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
  • 20. Grow online communities/networks of learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1804295568
  • 21. Facilitate collaborationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/2199685678
  • 22. Develop digital literacy skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/3796822070
  • 23. Preparestudents for life outside university
  • 24. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otago- Polytechnic-School-of- Midwifery/293406710680213
  • 25. Some examples
  • 26. “Facilitating Online”:http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online
  • 27. Virtual Birthing Unit:http://wikieducator.org/The_virtual_birthing_unit_project
  • 28. Eportfolio:http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com
  • 29. Collaborative wiki for teachers to share resources:http://mindthegap2011.wikispaces.com
  • 30. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks:http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
  • 31. Reflective journal:http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
  • 32. Twitter: #phdchat
  • 33. Virtual International Day of the Midwife:http://www.facebook.com/VirtualInternationalDayoftheMidwife
  • 34. Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
  • 35. Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
  • 36. YouTube/Blip.TV:http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
  • 37. Issues to think abouthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
  • 38. Chicken or egg? What comes first – pedagogy or technology?http://www.flickr.com/photos/8082038@N06/2114990334
  • 39. What is it you actually want to achieve? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50715604@N07/4881844153
  • 40. Facebook wont stop you being a rubbish teacher!? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72527902@N00/990858552
  • 41. What support do you need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
  • 42. What support do your students need?
  • 43. How open doyou want to be? http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/609777936
  • 44. What are the issues of privacy,security and professional online behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/46485933@N00/294020907
  • 45. How will you develop your own online profile? http://www.flickr.com/photos/16851909@N00/93136022
  • 46. 10 top tips for using social media for personal learning and networking
  • 47. Read articles, blog posts and watch ‘how to’ videos on YouTubehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/41185766@N03/4636025159
  • 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 nighthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/316350537
  • 50. Be consistent about how you brand yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
  • 51. Be open
  • 52. Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 53. Focus on quality, not quantity http://www.flickr.com/photos/8663326@N06/4429964169
  • 54. Be authentichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
  • 55. Practice what you preachhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
  • 56. Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
  • 57. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  • 58. Resources* http://www.uwe.ac.uk/elearning/*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