ELI Social Media Workshop 2012Presentation Transcript
Social Media for Educators EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Monday, February 13 th , 2012 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center Tanya Joosten, Sharon Stoerger, Dylan Barth, Matt Russell LTC@uwm.edu
Part 1: Getting Started with Social Media
Building your network with Twitter
Tweeting, Hashtags, & the Wall
Part 2: Social Media and Pedagogical Uses
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Cases of social media use
Part 3: More Social Media
Managing your social network
PART 1: GETTING STARTED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
I’m Tanya Joosten from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, teach communication, help other faculty use technology #eli2012
Build your network here
Mega Education Hashtag List: http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
Who do we follow? Talk to? RT?
On your campus
Search your campus account
Others to Follow? Twibes ( http://www.twibes.com )
Tips to developing a network
Update social media profiles to include an image and a bio appropriate for the social media.
Connect with colleagues through conference or professional group hashtags.
Identify useful or influential colleagues and review to who they are connected.
Participate in your educational institution’s social media accounts.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PEDAGOGICAL USES
What is social media?
Group discussion Why do you want to use social media in the classroom?
5 questions to consider
What is the pedagogical need?
How will the selected social media help meet that need?
What aspects of the learning process should be improved?
What learning outcomes can be better achieved through the use of the selected social media over other technologies?
What is the expected behavior of students within the selected social media?
What is your pedagogical need?
Increase communication and contact
Engage students through rich, current media
Gather and provide feedback in the classroom
Create a cooperative and collaborative learning opportunities
Provide experiential learning opportunities
Need: Increase communication and contact
How will a social media help meet that need?
Students are already using it, or it is available on mobile devices
Provides instant or immediate access to information
Lean medium that is primarily text based
Requires focused and succinct messages with a manageable amount of information
Another case: Increasing communication and contact
Create a Fan Page
Faculty experiences using Facebook
Clinical Lab Sciences
Other benefits of social media
Increases interactions between instructors and students
Builds feelings of connectedness
Overcomes the challenges of students at a distance or in remote locations
Facilitates providing timely student feedback
Helps students stay organized
Increases student performance
Provides a medium for instructors enhance their identity and encourage students
Results in high levels of satisfaction of instructors and students
Other uses of Facebook
Community building inside/outside classroom
New student “recruitment”
Other uses of Twitter
Connections/PLNs (e.g., Siemens, 2004)
Collect real world data
SOCIAL MEDIA & VIDEO Engage students through rich, current media
Creating a YouTube Account
Your YouTube Channel
Creating a YouTube Playlist
Content & Publication
And many more!
Benefits of social media
Facilitates the use of rich and current content
Enhances student engagement
Improves student learning
Helps instructors manage their workload
Enhances 21st twenty-first-century literacy skills for instructors and students
Other uses of social video
Group discussion What are the costs associated with implementing the use of social media for faculty, staff, and students?
MANAGING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
TO LINK OR NOT TO LINK…THAT IS THE QUESTION
Creating a link
Editing your Facebook-Twitter link
TweetDeck ( http://www.tweetdeck.com/ )
HootSuite ( http://hootsuite.com/ )
Seesmic ( http://seesmic.com/ )
RockMelt ( http://www.rockmelt.com/ )
Fizzik ( http://www.fizzik.com/ )
Why Social Dashboards and Browsers?
One post – multiple social media
Hashtags (e.g., #edtech)
Monitor multiple conversations at a glance
Social Dashboards - TweetDeck
Social Browsers – RockMelt
Microblog gathering and sharing of social media information #edusocmedia and #dtl2011
Facebook examples at uwm jewish, uwm business, uwm student, and more!
Heiberger, G., & Harper, R. (2008). Have you Facebooked Astin lately? Using technology to increase student involvement. New Directions for Student Services , 124. Retrieved http://tinyurl.com/4vygtde
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). (2007). College freshman and online social networking sites. Retrieved from http://gseis.ucla.edu/heri/PDFs/pubs/briefs/brief-091107-SocialNetworking.pdf
Junco, R., Heibergert, G., & Loken, E. (2010). The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. http://blog.reyjunco.com/pdf/JuncoHeibergerLokenTwitterEngagementGrades.pdf
Kopytoff, V. G. (2011). Blogs wane as the young drift to sites like Twitter. The New York Times . Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/technology/internet/21blog.html?_r=1
Zickuhr, K. (2010). Generations 2010 . Washington DC: Pew Internet and American Life. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Generations-2010.aspx
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