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I presented this at MobiLearnAsia 2013 on 2 October, 2013 in Singapore.

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  • 1. www.le.ac.uk Mobile and Social Media: The power of the learning network and digital literacy Terese Bird tmb10@le.ac.uk Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow Institute of Learning Innovation MobiLearnAsia 2013 Singapore 2-3 October, 2013 Photo by cindy47452, Flickr
  • 2. What shall we talk about? • Digital literacy • Academic Digital Literacy • Digital Learning Literacy • Examples of tools Photo by xdxd_vx_xdxd on Flickr
  • 3. http://www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts Example of digitally-literate research project
  • 4. Digital Literacy • “Digital literacy is the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers.” (Gilster, 1997) • Technology such as mobile devices and social media are now part of our life and language, and should be included in learning: – 24/7 flexibility & efficiency – Further reach to experts – Ethos and Ethics – Lifelong learning – Careers
  • 5. Careers • “As mobile platforms become more complex, employers are increasingly looking for people who can demonstrate a foundation of mobile specific skills and experience to be sure of delivering success.” – CWJobs.co.uk http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2276691/it-job-seekers-under-pressure-to- learn-mobile-development-skills Photo by TheDEMO Conference on Flickr
  • 6. Academic Digital Literacy • “Knowledge and insight to strategically utilise the institutional, public social, and various hardware technologies in personal academic learning and research.” TBird
  • 7. Academic Digital Literacy • Learning skills • Research skills • Social media skills • Academic digital profile • New hardware skills (mobile, webcam, microphone, video camera) • Insight to recognise and utilise benefits of these for own development
  • 8. Recent research: Manufacturing Pasts Wordpress
  • 9. Academic Digital Profile: Cristina Costa on Flickr
  • 10. The academic research cycle Social media: A guide for researchers (2011), p15
  • 11. Historical research tasks ON THE INTERNET •Community •Digital materials •Discover •Disseminate Sengaw.wordpress.com
  • 12. What tools to do these tasks? • Knowledge creation – offline research, blogging • Discussing – Twitter, Facebook, Google+ • Curating – Scoop.it, Pinterest, Flickr • Presenting – Prezi, Slideshare • ‘Advertising’ – all of the above Private / Professional / Collective Uses
  • 13. Learning literacy of 1973 • Library search (card catalogue) • How to take notes • Citing and referencing • Numeracy • Discussion and debate • Writing (essays and reports) • Laboratory skills and equipment knowledge • Presenting (often reading a paper in front of others) Photo by starmanseries, Flickr
  • 14. Learning literacy 2013 • Library search (online and various journal searches) • How to take notes annotate e-books, recorded lectures • Citing and referencing articles, blogs, YouTube vids • Numeracy (including apps, games, programmes) • Discussion and debate (offline and online) • Writing (offline and online: blogging, microblogging) • Laboratory equipment (added technology) • Presenting (Powerpoint, Prezi, Slideshare, Webinar) Photo by hugovk on Flickr
  • 15. ‘Networked learner’ (Drexler, 2010)
  • 16. Institutional Environment Modules: •Documents •Activities •Admin •Library Instructor Email Student University Library •Books •Ebooks •Subscribed journals Special collection s (digitised) •Special collections Asynchronous Sharing knowledge, discussi on, organisation •Institutional open-access articles, theses •Articles via Google Scholar •Open Coursewar e •iTunes U •YouTube •TED Talks •Slideshare (Presentations) •LinkedIn (business) •Academia.edu •Facebookf or learning •Pinterest/Flic kr (Images) •Twitter (API) •Scoop.itC urated sites, blog posts, arti cles, resea rch Synchronous Sharing knowledge, discussi on, organisation •Webinars •Skype •Blogging Digital Learning Literacy (Bird, 2013) Face-to-face connection Fellow students
  • 17. Digital Literacies Development Framework (Beetham, 2013)
  • 18. Twitter– personal or collective account
  • 19. Twitter • Follow experts • Ask a question, get answers from experts • Get ideas • Hottest news (use the search) • ‘Faster’ than email • Announcements • ‘New post’ tweets • Include the world • Attend conference virtually
  • 20. Flickr
  • 21. Pinterest
  • 22. Facebook - Page
  • 23. Facebook – Group
  • 24. Wikipedia – no promotion allowed
  • 25. YouTube
  • 26. Vimeo – longer than 10 minutes
  • 27. Slideshare (‘Slidesharetbirdcymru’) for these slides
  • 28. Academia.edu
  • 29. Feeling overwhelmed? Try one new thing “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -- Tony Robbins
  • 30. Thank you! –Terese Bird tmb10@le.ac.uk • Beetham, H. (2013). The Design Studio / Literacies development framework.doc. The Design Studio Wiki. Retrieved October 02, 2013, from http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/file/40474958/Literacies development framework.doc • Cann, A. J., Dimitriou, K., & Hooley, T. (2011). Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network. Retrieved from http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating- research/social-media-guide-researchers • Drexler, W. (2010). AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments: Balancing teacher control and student autonomy. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(3). Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet26/drexler.html • Gilster, P. (1997). digital literacy (1st ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.