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  • Churches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomy
  • George Siemens (2003)
  • http://www.blogger.com
  • Using social media to develop your own personal learning network

    1. 1. Using Social Media todevelop your own Personal Learning NetworkSue Beckingham and David Walker
    2. 2. What is Social Media Technologies that enablecommunication, collab oration, participation and sharing. Hughes A, 2009 for JISC Social software, software that supports group communications Shirky C, 2003
    3. 3. Social Media is a tool for augmenting human social and collaborative abilities a mediumfor facilitating social connection and information interchange an ecology for enabling a "system of people, practices, values and technologies in a particular local environment" Suter, Alexander and Kaplan, 2005
    4. 4. Social Media: An EcologyAn ecology, habitat, or studio is simply the space forfostering connections. Networks occur within something.They are influenced by the environment and context of anorganization, school, or classroom. Certain ecologies aremore conducive to forming connections. ... Connectionbarriers are aspects of an ecology. ... The nature of theecology influences the ease, type, and health of networkscreated (Siemans 2007)
    5. 5. Solis and Thomas (2009) http://www.theconversationprism.comYour personal choice of tools
    6. 6. Communication Spectrum• Collaborating • Replying• Moderating • Posting and Blogging• Negotiating • Networking• Debating • Contributing• Commenting • Chatting• Net meeting, Skyping, • E-mailing Video Conferencing • Twittering/microblogging• Reviewing • Instant Messaging• Questioning • Texting Churches, A. (2009) Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomy
    7. 7. Your personal level of involvement • Creators • Conversationalists • Critics • Collectors • Joiners • Spectators • Inactives
    8. 8. Blooms Revised Digital TaxonomyHOTS Higher Order Thinking Skills Creating designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making, programming, filming, animating, bl ogging, video blogging, mixing, re-mixing, wiki- ing, publishing, videocasting, podcasting, directing, broadcasting. Evaluating checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting, monitoring, blog commenting, reviewing, posting, moderating, collaborating, networking, refactoring, testing. Analysing Comparing, organising, deconstructing, attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating, mashing, linking, validating, reverse engineering, cracking, media clipping. Applying Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing. Interpreting, summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying, advancedUnderstanding searches, boolean searches, blog journaling, twittering, categorising, tagging, commenting, annotating, subscribing.Remembering Recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding, bullet pointing, highlighting bookmarking, social networking, social bookmarking, favouriting/local bookmarking, searching, googling.LOTS Lower Order Thinking Skills Churches, A. (2009)
    9. 9. Fitting the right pieces together is personal to you
    10. 10. Personal Learning Information Tools PEOPLE!
    11. 11. It’s all learning
    12. 12. Sir Ken Robinson (2010) RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
    13. 13. The added social value >• Enables and provides support for learning• Can increase the effectiveness of learning• Can increase access to learning• Allows people to connect with each other in spite of geographical distances• Provides a forum and permission to participate• Complements face to face communication Adapted from George Siemens
    14. 14. Use a PLN for asking and answering questions
    15. 15. Use a PLN to collaborate on projects
    16. 16. Use a PLN to get feedback on your own work or seek inspiration from others
    17. 17. A PLN may include specific tools to help you get organised
    18. 18. A PLN may include following blogs and websites
    19. 19. A PLN may also include a private space to reflect
    20. 20. Learner 2.0 • Operate within decentralised and deliberately formed networks of tools, resources and people • Established through contributions to blogs, tweets/tweeting via Twitter; sharing slides (Slideshare) etc • Crowdsource ideas, active/passive social search e.g. for research or assessment • Importantly it is both personal and collaborativeSource: David Hopkins, 2009, University of Bournemouth @hopkinsdavid
    21. 21. Graduate Attributes ‘Our country will need different kinds ofstudent experiences to enable its graduates to contribute to the world of the future’. Prof. Paul Ramsden, JISC Student Experiences of Technology:
    22. 22. Public Bloggers Steve Wheeler
    23. 23. Public Bloggers Donald Clark
    24. 24. Jane Hart
    25. 25. Top 100 tools for learning 2011
    26. 26. Activity In groups consider: • How do you currently inform your own professional development in relation to social media? • What tools do you currently use and are there any you’d consider trying to further your professional development or your role?
    27. 27. Remember it’s a dialogue
    28. 28. Sue Beckingham David WalkerSheffield Hallam University of University Dundee @ @suebecks #sedaconf16 @drdjwalker