Digital Connectedness: Maximising the Potential of your Higher Education Network #cll1213


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  • Brilliant Networking - D'Souza 2011
  • Social Networks in Silicon Valley - Castilla, Hwang, Granovetter and Granovetter. 2000
  • The strength of weak ties revisited ~ Mark Granovetter
  • Networked, Rainie and Wellman
  • A visualisation of my LinkedIn network
  • visualisation of Twitter dialogues
  • PLN = personal learning network
  • Alec Couros
  • Digital Connectedness: Maximising the Potential of your Higher Education Network #cll1213

    1. 1. Digital connectedness: maximizing the potential of your networkSue Beckingham FSEDA (@suebecks #cll1213)SEDA and Sheffield Hallam University
    2. 2. Connectedness“People need to learn how toconnect to new people on aregular basis. No person has all theknowledge needed to workcompletely alone in our connectedsociety. Neither does any company.Neither does any government.We are all connected ANDdependent on each other.” Harold Jarche
    3. 3. Yes we can do this face to face but technology can help to extend our reach
    4. 4. Connections studentsYOU service colleagues providers business family advisors YOU specialism friends acquaintances
    5. 5. Strong Connections students and alumni service bosses colleagues providers co-workers subordinatesbusiness family parents siblingsadvisors children specialism acquaintances friends school/uni, hobbies, neig hbours, work etc
    6. 6. Weak Connections students and alumni service colleagues providers business YOU family advisors specialism acquaintances friends
    7. 7. student and studentExchanges could be between... administrator and CEO lifelong learner and lifelong learner
    8. 8. Knowledge from a network perspective is about connectingexperiences, relationships, and situations. Jarche 2013
    9. 9. Purposes of NetworkingTransactions • buying, selling, getting a job, getting a contract, advertising, etc.Relationships • business, music, friendship, romance, hobbies, college, etc.Awareness • campaigns, aid, human rights, climate change, politics, etc.Care • medical, recovery programmes, mental health, self-help, etc.Knowledge • learning networks, research, personal development, etc.Entertainment • music, video, sports, etc.Religion and spirituality • online religious practice, religious groups, spiritual paths, etc. The Tracker Model (West in DSouza 2011)
    10. 10. A “social network” can be defined as a set of nodes or actors (persons or organizations) linked by social relationships or ties of a specified type. A tie or relation between two actors has both strength and content. The content might include information, advice, or friendship, shared interest or membership, and typically some level of trust. Castilla, Hwang, Granovetter and Granovetter. 2000
    11. 11. The strength of interpersonal ties is a combination ofthe amount of time, the emotional intensity, the intimacy(mutual confiding and the reciprocal services whichcharacterises the tie Granovetter 1973:1361
    12. 12. However… weak ties can uniquely serve asbridges to other worlds and thus can pass oninformation or opportunities you havenot heard about. (Hoffman and Casnocha 2012:06)
    13. 13. Six degrees of separation theory Anyone can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances and that we are just six introductions away from any other person
    14. 14. The Power of 2nd and 3rd degree connections 1st 2nd 3rdYOU
    15. 15. Three degrees is the magic number because when you’re introduced to a 2nd or 3rd degreeconnection, at least one person in an introductionchain personally knows the origin or target person 1st 2nd 3rd YOU
    16. 16. We can make these connections through social networks and social media
    17. 17. “Social networks arent technologies. Theyre relationships between people. And those relationships might be mediated through technology, but its the relationships that matter more than the technology.” Danah Boyd 2013Social Media Scholar and Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
    18. 18. Social Media:• is a listening tool• a conversation facilitator• a stakeholder connector• a personal learning network• a news channel• a social networking channel
    19. 19. Social Media:• can enable connections• is a two-way enabling dialogue providing opportunities for feedback and interaction• is now an integral component of how we can communicate with our communities and connections
    20. 20. Social Media giveshumans an instant connection tocommunicate with others.
    21. 21. Social media is "used to describe the type ofmedia that is based on conversation and interaction between people online. Where media meansdigital words, sounds & pictures which aretypically shared via the internet
    22. 22. 21st Century Literacy Skills International School Bangkok
    23. 23. New Literacies for Networked IndividualsGraphic literacy i.e. infographicsNavigation literacy i.e. internet geography Rainie and Wellman (2012:272-274)Context and connections literacy i.e. PLNsFocus literacy i.e. time for solitude switchMultitasking literacy i.e. appliances, peopleScepticism literacy i.e. ‘crap detection’Ethical literacy i.e. trust
    24. 24. I know I’ve got it filed somewhere….
    25. 25. We now have a universe ofinformation and dataavailable at our finger tips
    26. 26. BUT… Are we seeing all that we could? Beware online "filter bubbles" Eli Pariser 2011 – Screenshot from TED talk
    27. 27. 57 signals Google looks at Invisible algorithmic editing of the web....Is personalising what you see but potentially narrowing our worldview
    28. 28. “It’s not informationoverload, it’s filterfailure”
    29. 29. Filter By developing good connections with sharedinterests, collaboratively we can filter what is relevant to us
    30. 30. In pairsdiscuss howyou currently find expertsTip:For a future exerciseanswers could becollated in a sharedGoogle Doc
    31. 31. How do you create and maintainnew inks and connections?
    32. 32. “Networks of people are being mediated such that people are easily able to see who is connected to whom and leverage loose ties to achieve all sorts of work-related goals. Individual knowledge is often less important than being connected to theDanah Boyd 2013 right people.”
    33. 33. Diadic Triadicrelationship relationship Complex relationships
    34. 34. mentionmap
    35. 35. How to create visualisations of your connections Go to Wolfram Alpha . Go to LInkedIn Maps Go to MentionMapp Type the words "Facebook Report" into Log in with your Allow MentionMapp to search field LinkedIn username access your Twitter Allow Wolfram Alpha to and password data access your Facebook data. Note: you may revoke authorisation for these apps from the settings on each tool
    36. 36. Your virtual rolodex
    37. 37. A quick look inside my PLN Toolbox
    38. 38. Academia
    39. 39. Couros 2008Many Educators have been networking and sharingfor some time. How do we help get more on board?
    40. 40. Jane Hart
    41. 41. A taggedcollection ofweb 2.0 toolsyou can search
    42. 42. We make aliving bywhat weget, wemake a lifeby what wegive. Sir Winston Churchill
    43. 43. Changing the Learning Landscape – Where are we now with digital literacies? University of Exeter Sue Beckingham Educational Developer Sheffield Hallam University @suebecks