Social Media: Facebook and Twitter for Teaching and Learning

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  • ONLINE COUORSES: POOR COMMUNICATIONAs Metts (2003) reported that “Over half (52%) said the worst part of the online experience was poor communication. And half of those (26% of the total) said the problem was communicating with their instructors” (para 16). STUDENTS NEED GOOD COMMUNICATION According to a survey by Joosten (2009), students reported that they need good (67%) and frequent communication (90%) with their instructor and good communication with their classmates (75%). They also reported that they need to feel connected to learn (80%) (see http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz). Connecting with students and building connections amongst students allows us to create learning communities. Community and peer networks increases students motivation to perform and provides them with resources to help do better in class.
  • D2L only pushes down e-mail, no discussion notifications for posts, no mobile notifications, etc.STUDENTS DON’T CHECK EMAILcPEW Study – don’t check email??As Shannon from Seton Hall Law School stated in ELI Mobile session the first week in March, they view e-mail as old technology or for old people.
  • STUDENTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA OFTENAccording to Bulik (July 8th, 2009) “Out of the 110 million Americans (or 60% of the online population) who use social networks, the average social networking user logs on to these sites quite a bit. They go to social networking sites 5 days per week and check in 4 times a day for a total of an hour per day. Nine percent of that group stay logged in all day long and are ‘constantly checking what's new’” (para 7).
  • In 2004 a study at UW system reported that the majority of students do not want their personal media convoluted with course-related media5 years later in 2009, that has changedSTUDENTS WANT SOCIAL MEDIAPreliminary research conducted (see http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz) indicates to us that the majority of students would like to receive communication about their course via text messaging and that the majority of students are on Facebook where they communicate most often.
  • Social Media: Facebook and Twitter for Teaching and Learning

    1. 1. Mobile Learning and Social Media: Increasing Engagement and Interactivity<br />Tanya Joosten | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee<br />Interim Associate Director, Learning Technology Center<br />Lecturer, Department of Communication <br />http://UWMSocialMedia.wikispaces.com/<br />
    2. 2. Who are our students?<br />
    3. 3. I want to feel connected<br />
    4. 4. According to a survey by Joosten (2009), students reported that they need good (67%) and frequent communication (90%) with their instructor and good communication with their classmates (75%). They also reported that they need to feel connected to learn (80%) (http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz). <br />
    5. 5. I don’t use e-mail<br />
    6. 6. According to PEW Internet study, “Teens who participated in focus groups for this study said that they view email as something you use to talk to ‘old people,’ institutions, or to send complex instructions to large groups “ (http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2005/Teens-and-Technology.aspx?r=1). <br />
    7. 7. I *do* use social media – A LOT<br />
    8. 8. According to Bulik (July 8th, 2009) “…They go to social networking sites 5 days per week and check in 4 times a day for a total of an hour per day” (para 7). <br />According to PEW Internet study, “…Nearly three-quarters (72%) of online 18-29 year olds use these sites–similar to the rate among teens–with 45% doing so on a typical day” (http://tinyurl.com/33hynyx).<br />
    9. 9. I am mobile<br />
    10. 10. According to Joosten (2009), 71% of students want to receive text messages about their class (http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz). <br />According to PEW Interent, “the typical American teen sends and receives 50 or more messages per day, or 1,500 per month.”<br />
    11. 11. Solutions UWMSocialMedia.wikispaces.com<br />
    12. 12. Would you recommend the instructor continue using the social networkingtools? Why or Why not?<br />
    13. 13. What did you like best about your experience using the social networking tools (facebook & twitter) in this class?<br />
    14. 14. If you could fix one thing about the use of the social networking tools, what would it be?<br />
    15. 15. Satisfaction<br />
    16. 16. Engagement, Presence, Learning<br />
    17. 17. Communication and Networks<br />
    18. 18. Connect w/me<br />professorjoosten.blogpost.com<br />twitter.com/tjoosten<br />linkedin.com/in/tjoosten<br />facebook.com/tjoosten<br />juice gyoza | second life<br />

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