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Social media and education

  1. 1. Social Media Awareness in Nigeria Education Date: Sunday, 27th April 2014 Time: 2pm. Theme: Social Media and Education Venue: Tender tots Nur. & Pry sch., Isolo, Lagos. Wale Micaiah
  2. 2. In January 2014, the first Social Media report in Nigeria was released by Alder Consulting Organizations and Individuals were recognized in 3 categories for their use of the Platform for promoting their Brands, Products and Services, and advocating for one cause or another: Social Media Icons Social Media Titans Social Overlords
  3. 3. ENTERTAINMENT FASHION POLITICS SPORTS Organizations and Individuals received accolades for effective use of Social Media in: Education Nothing!
  4. 4. The implication is that the Nigerian public have shown some kind of Apartheid towards Education! We are yet to accept that Education is a vital tool for Personal & National Development and that Social Media is the new Platform of Expression!
  5. 5. This is what motivated me to create the first Nigeria Social Media report in Education. (Released March 15, 2014)
  6. 6. No. Institution Count 1 Ministry of Education & Agencies 26 2 State Ministry of Education & FCT 37 3 Universities 129 4 Polytechnics 81 5 Monotechnics 114 6 Colleges of Education 82 7 School of Nursing & Midwifery 188 8 Technical Schools 133 9 Secondary Schools 218 10 Innovative Enterprise Institutes 71 11 Support Services 62 12 Academic Unions 4
  7. 7. Awareness of Social Media in Nigeria Education: No Institution Summary 1 FME & Agencies 5.4% 2 State Min. of Education & FCT 14.4% 3 Universities 19% 4 Polytechnics 17.8% 5 Monotechnics 5.2% 6 Colleges of Education 4.6% 7 School of Nursing & Midwifery - 8 Technical Schools - 9 Secondary Schools 4.2% 10 Innovative Enterprise Institutes 7.8% 11 Support Services 20.6% 12 Academic Unions - 11%SUMMARY Social Media Awareness Website 57 Facebook 27 Twitter 17 YouTube 8 Google+ 5 LinkedIn 4
  8. 8. Why Use Social Media in Nigeria Education? First some background information about Nigeria…
  9. 9. Active Internet Users: 28.4% of the population (48.4million) Age Distribution 13-15yrs - 2% 16-17yrs - 4.2% 18-24yrs - 36.7% 25-34yrs - 35.1% 35-44yrs - 9.5% 45-54yrs - 4.5% 55-64yrs - 1.2% 65-100yrs - 6.8% 18-24yrs - 36.7% 25-34yrs - 35.1% 71.8% Approximately 3.9million Nigerian Youth are on Facebook! If approximately 4.0 million of your Customers ‘lives’ on a Platform, where else should you be?
  10. 10. Reasons!2  Nigerian Youths & Students  Leading institutions1 2 Institution FB TW UT Harvard 3.2m 350k 140k Yale 800k 125k 15k Oxford 1.4m 130k 22k Cambridge 660k 107k 35k MIT 350k 110k 480k UCT 35k 7k UI 33k 3k 60 If most of the World’s Reputable Institutions are leveraging on a Platform, where else should you be? 38% of our population are Youths = 65m 45% of our population are Students = 75m Number of Internet users in Nigeria: 48m 78% of Internet users are between 19 and 35 38million Nigerian Youth/Students are Internet users! Where else should WE be?
  11. 11. 1) How are our Educational Institutions (Govt., NGO, Biz, Individuals) using Social Media Networks? 2) What prospects does Social Media presents for Nigerian Educators & Learners? 3) How best can Social Media be used for Learning? We posted these questions to Education Support Services whose Social Media platforms have been identified as huge resource base for Nigerian Students. Our respondents independently agreed that our institutions are yet to realize how best they can use the platform for the good of all.
  12. 12. Social Media is a TOOL. A tool is amoral, neither good nor bad, it only takes the form for which it is employed. For this purpose, we decide to use it positively for Education. Below are some of the ways SM can be used:  Facebook offers a perfect platform to build study groups  Classroom sessions can be recorded and made available on YouTube  Effortless collaborate with other students through discussions  Student entrepreneurship becomes more visible through network  Using social media to communicate and gather information about various topics.  Social media tools can help students develop proficiency with technology; learn to create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia text; and manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of information.  Teachers/Lecturers can create Twitter hashtags specific to class projects or initiatives so that students can collaborate, discuss the subject matter anytime they wish, and then locate all tweets that include that specific hashtag  Social Media provide a platform for Off-classroom engagement with Teachers.  Institutions can create their professional profiles on LinkedIn, as well as provide summary information on services available for public consumption.  Link professional Alumni via their professional profiles on LinkedIn, this could come handy during special celebration and fund raising.  Cheapest way of maintaining global presence and awareness  Schools can hold Tweetchat, Tweetminar and provide announcement to their Students.  Students can hold tutorials via tweets - Tweetorial
  13. 13. Evidently, Social Media has become the new Platform where the Learned and the Learner meet for Learning.
  14. 14. Amol Bhave, a 17-year-old from a small city in India, he completed the MIT prototype online course – the sophomore- level Circuits and Electronics (6.002x) – and earned terrific marks on his final exam.  Signals and Systems, known at MIT as “6.003”.  With 2 friends, they build the 6.003 course and shared it with the world  1,100 students signed up for the course  By September 2013, Bhave found himself 7,500 miles from home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a member of the MIT Class of 2017. The story is clearly a tribute to Bhave’s audacious creativity and drive, but it also points to the growing global reach and impact of online learning.
  15. 15. Know Live Together Do Be 4Pillars of Education
  16. 16.  Learning to Know implies learning how to learn by developing one's Concentration, Memory skills and Ability to Think.  Learning to Do describes putting knowledge and learning into practice innovatively through (1)Skill development and (2)Practical know-how, (3)Development of competence, (4)Life skills, (5)Personal qualities, (6)Aptitudes and (7)Attitudes.  Learning to live together in peace and harmony is a dynamic, holistic and lifelong process through which (the shared values) are internalized and practiced.  Learning to Be involves activities that foster personal development (Body, Mind and Spirit) and contribute to creativity, personal discovery and an appreciation of the inherent value provided by these pursuits.
  17. 17. Fleuri Academy has its mantra as: Learn. Do. Become
  18. 18. Social Media has presented each of us the Opportunity to Learn, to Do, to Live Together and ultimately, to Become the person we dream of becoming.

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