Social Media & the Backchannel:
Bringing Twitter and Hotseat to Class
EDCI 575 Fall 2010EDCI 575 Fall 2010
Stephanie Kraji...
By the end of this presentation,
you should be able to:
1. Define and give examples of social
media.
2. Define these terms...
4. Successfully log in and follow
discussions in Hotseat.
5. Find a backchannel for a specific
event using Twitter (and Ho...
Social media is:
Available to everyone
Web-based
Editable
Enables discussion
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decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
QuickTime™ and adecompressor
are needed to see this picture
...
So What?
Shift in paradigm
Publishing
• Lulu (https://www.lulu.com)
• SpoonFlower (http://www.spoonflower.com/)
• Moo (http://us.moo.com/)
• Ponoko (...
#savechuck
http://mashable.com/2009/05/04/nbc-save-chuck/
QuickTime™ and a
decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
Dooce vs. Maytag
http://www.dooce.com/2009/08/28/containing-capital-letter-or-two
QuickTime™ and a
decompressor
are needed...
What’s a backchannel?
Frontchannel vs. backchannel
sanctioned content and dialog
vs.
whispered conversations, note passing...
Instructor Learners
Front channel Backchannel
LearnersInstructor
LearnersInstructor
Instructor Learners
Instructor Learners
What Can Backchannels Bring
to the Table?
• Student engagement
• Community building
• Collaboration
• Feedback and interac...
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decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
Common #hashtags for
Educators
#edchat
#edshare
#teachertuesday
#followfriday
#ff
#comment4kids
#lrnchat
Hotseat
“Hotseat, a social networking-powered
mobile Web application, creates a
collaborative classroom, allowing students...
Hands on HotseatHands on Hotseat
• Log in using yourLog in using your
career accountcareer account
username andusername an...
Most discussed
Popular postsRecent posts
Discussion question
Favorite
Lock
Change
view
Twitter hash tag
Interact via SMS
Interact via Facebook
Discussion
How can backchannels be used to:
engage?
deepen content learning?
support learning?
encourage collaboration?
cr...
Pros & Cons
• Interaction with
content, peers,
experts
• Split attention
• Extended classroom • Uncertainty about
audience...
• Ability to enhance
conversation through
comments
• Dissemination of
incorrect information
• Make connections • Mob menta...
Other Tools for Creating
Backchannels
• Yammer (https://www.yammer.com/)
• Status.net
• Poll Everywhere (
www.polleverywhe...
Tips for Managing the Backchannel
• Define the role of social media in
your classroom
• Give students specific tasks
• All...
• Set clear expectations and
consequences for failure to meet them
for behavior, grades, and frequency of
posts
• Use the ...
Can you...
• Define and give examples ofDefine and give examples of
social media?social media?
• Define: backchannel, snar...
Go to Poll Daddy to take the assessment:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HN8ZWLD
Sources
Atkinson, C. (2010). The backchannel: How audiences are using Twitter and social media and changing
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  • 1.Explain the purpose of Twitter (and Hotseat.)
  • Communication among learners
    Parallel track
    Traditionally, instructors are not a part of this dialogue since they aren’t aware that is happening.
  • New channel addressing concerns / harnessing backchannel
    Other
  • Create conversation between front and back in and out of the classroom
    Networked discussion that is not bound by
    Time
    Location
    Media
  • 1.Define backchannel, snarky, netiquette, hash tag, tweet, post, follow.
    3.Find a backchannel for a specific event using Twitter(and Hotseat.)
  • To text using SMS, add purdue M860 to the beginning of your message. For example:
  • 1.Define backchannel, snarky, netiquette, hash tag, tweet, post, follow.
    1.Successfully create a Twitter account, log in, and post / tweet.
    2.(Successfully log in and follow discussions in Hotseat.)
    3.Find a backchannel for a specific event using Twitter(and Hotseat.)
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    1. 1. Social Media & the Backchannel: Bringing Twitter and Hotseat to Class EDCI 575 Fall 2010EDCI 575 Fall 2010 Stephanie KrajicekStephanie Krajicek
    2. 2. By the end of this presentation, you should be able to: 1. Define and give examples of social media. 2. Define these terms: backchannel, snarky, netiquette, tweet, post, follow, hashtag. 3. Explain the purpose of Twitter and Hotseat.
    3. 3. 4. Successfully log in and follow discussions in Hotseat. 5. Find a backchannel for a specific event using Twitter (and Hotseat). 6. Participate in a backchannel discussion. 7. List at least three ways backchannels can be used to engage students, deepen content learning, support students, encourage collaboration and create community.
    4. 4. Social media is: Available to everyone Web-based Editable Enables discussion
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    6. 6. So What? Shift in paradigm
    7. 7. Publishing • Lulu (https://www.lulu.com) • SpoonFlower (http://www.spoonflower.com/) • Moo (http://us.moo.com/) • Ponoko (http://www.ponoko.com/)
    8. 8. #savechuck http://mashable.com/2009/05/04/nbc-save-chuck/ QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    9. 9. Dooce vs. Maytag http://www.dooce.com/2009/08/28/containing-capital-letter-or-two QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    10. 10. What’s a backchannel? Frontchannel vs. backchannel sanctioned content and dialog vs. whispered conversations, note passing, Twitter comments, blog posts, chat room discussions
    11. 11. Instructor Learners Front channel Backchannel
    12. 12. LearnersInstructor
    13. 13. LearnersInstructor
    14. 14. Instructor Learners
    15. 15. Instructor Learners
    16. 16. What Can Backchannels Bring to the Table? • Student engagement • Community building • Collaboration • Feedback and interaction • Learning Support • Deeper learning
    17. 17. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    18. 18. Common #hashtags for Educators #edchat #edshare #teachertuesday #followfriday #ff #comment4kids #lrnchat
    19. 19. Hotseat “Hotseat, a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to the Hotseat Web site.”
    20. 20. Hands on HotseatHands on Hotseat • Log in using yourLog in using your career accountcareer account username andusername and passwordpassword QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    21. 21. Most discussed Popular postsRecent posts Discussion question
    22. 22. Favorite Lock Change view Twitter hash tag Interact via SMS Interact via Facebook
    23. 23. Discussion How can backchannels be used to: engage? deepen content learning? support learning? encourage collaboration? create community?
    24. 24. Pros & Cons • Interaction with content, peers, experts • Split attention • Extended classroom • Uncertainty about audience • Dialogue about insights, opinions • Opportunities to hijack class • Ability to ask questions / clarify understanding
    25. 25. • Ability to enhance conversation through comments • Dissemination of incorrect information • Make connections • Mob mentality • Revisit ideas from a new perspective • Domination of discussion by a few • Give voice to the wall flowers • Lack of netiquette Pros & Cons
    26. 26. Other Tools for Creating Backchannels • Yammer (https://www.yammer.com/) • Status.net • Poll Everywhere ( www.polleverywhere.com/) • Chatzy (http://www.chatzy.com/) • Today’s Meet (http://todaysmeet.com/) • Google docs • Zoho docs
    27. 27. Tips for Managing the Backchannel • Define the role of social media in your classroom • Give students specific tasks • Allow students to participate in the manner that they choose
    28. 28. • Set clear expectations and consequences for failure to meet them for behavior, grades, and frequency of posts • Use the technology that you have available Tips for Managing the Backchannel
    29. 29. Can you... • Define and give examples ofDefine and give examples of social media?social media? • Define: backchannel, snarky,Define: backchannel, snarky, netiquette, tweet, post,netiquette, tweet, post, follow, hashtag?follow, hashtag? • Explain the purpose ofExplain the purpose of Hotseat?Hotseat? • Log in and follow discussionsLog in and follow discussions in Hotseat?in Hotseat? • Find a backchannel for aFind a backchannel for a specific event in Twitter andspecific event in Twitter and Hotseat?Hotseat? • Participate in a backchannelParticipate in a backchannel discussion?discussion? • List three ways backchannelsList three ways backchannels engage students, deepenengage students, deepen content learning, encouragecontent learning, encourage collaboration, supportcollaboration, support learning, and / or createlearning, and / or create community.community.
    30. 30. Go to Poll Daddy to take the assessment: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HN8ZWLD
    31. 31. Sources Atkinson, C. (2010). The backchannel: How audiences are using Twitter and social media and changing presentations forever. Berkley, CA: New Riders. Matchett, N.J. & Main, C. (2010). Faculty collaboration at a distance: Using online peer review to improve course design. Educause Quarterly 33(3). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/FacultyColl aborationataDistanc/213782 McCarthy, J. (2009, December 4). The dark side of digital backchannels in shared physical spaces [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://gumption.typepad.com/blog/2009/12/the-dark-side-of-digital- backchannels-in-shared-physical-spaces.html (2010, September 29). McCarthy, J. & boyd, d. m. (2005). Digital backchannels in shared spaces: Experiences at an academic conference. ACM CHI 2005, April 2-7, 2005, Portland, OR Social media. (2010, October 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:08, October 7, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Social_media&oldid=389142664 White, N. (2009, September 11). Backchannel resources [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www. fullcirc.com/2009/09/11/backchannel-resources/ (2010. September 29)
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