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Social Media for Higher Education

  1. 1. social media in higher education Trebor
Scholz Eugene
College last

  2. 2. media Trebor Scholz activist Internet Studies, Media Education, Art, Activism blogg writer er educa tor creat ive confe renci ng artist
  3. 3. •Right now Student Twitter poetry slam competition (followed by booklet) In the classroom (Free software, Seesmic, Slideshare, SMC, blogs, wikis, video essays Zoho, Screenflow, podcasts, video casts, live streaming) Guest speakers via Skype or Seesmic LibraryThing: Cataloguing party with students. Reference personal library of faculty online Social media dash board to bring together social web presence of college in one place Official Flickr stream and dedicated YouTube channel (photo gallery of all people at Lang) Live stream and archive large university lectures Twitter for administrative purposes: Twtpoll (quick feedback from students) Twitter account to tweet all Lang events (calendar as twitter stream) Students connect through Twitter, Flickr, Netvibes (i.e., freshmen with seniors, alumni with current students) •Mid-term Faculty and students micro-blog create directory and feature on website •Long-term Open Access: Invite faculty to make their syllabi and all of their research available to the public
  4. 4. What can we do right now?
  5. 5. social media? publish share discuss microblog livestream livecast blogs explore virtual worlds use social networking services and social games graphic created with
  6. 6. Through social media we can make our classes more relevant to the interests of students by engaging with their everyday fascinations and obsessions.
  7. 7. Seesmic Podcast Twitter Games Tweetworks Virtual Worlds Yammer Delicious Flickr content in many places Facebook How findable is our content? YouTube Does it reside in places where students gather? web page culture Blogs Social bookmarking Wikis
  8. 8. Linking everyday vernacular to academic scholarship
  9. 9. Poetry Twitter Slam a socially networked student competition •publish booklet of entries on winner of the twitter poetry slam competition
  10. 10. In the classroom Learning to work as peers in public Educating authors for the networked age
  11. 11. video essays
  12. 12. UC Irvine course about YouTube on YouTube Liz Losh (UC Irvine) editing, very engaged and engaging, dialogical writing situation Fostering practices aimed at public writing and semiotic mobility and thus encouraging sensitivity to new questions about authorship and audience -Liz Losh
  13. 13. 22 Short Films about Grammar
  14. 14. tool to share and collaboratively build syllabi
  15. 15. Profcast to record lecture slides with audio (video casts) ScreenFlow to record computer screen (segments of DVDs, screen interaction)
  16. 16. Open Office Hours on Facebook “Instructors set aside a few hours each week for students to drop by for conversation. These conversations can cover anything from a review of course content to the latest research findings or career advice.”
  17. 17. video discussion of readings and hosting of guest speakers with Seesmic
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  19. 19. Cataloguing Book cataloguing parties in faculty’s houses
  20. 20. Social networking sites for groups with Ning
  21. 21. several tools in one interface
  22. 22. Pro: Con: Threaded private Twitter conversation too many casual replies- Messages limited to 140 characters misunderstanding of discussion as instant messaging
  23. 23. credit: Reading and sharing a large number of articles in preparation for class (thanks to Michael Welsh)
  24. 24. students submit summaries of a large number of articles through Zoho: the class ends up getting an overview of a large number of texts
  25. 25. faculty and student research blogs
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  27. 27. Multi-user Virtual Environment for Learning Games
solving “Games

  28. 28. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place.
  29. 29. OpenOffice.orgis a GIMP is the GNU Image Instructorʼs Resources Tweetdeck takes an multiplatform and multilingual Manipulation Program. It is a abundance of information from office suite and an open- freely distributed piece of Twitter i.e twitter feeds, and source project. Compatible software for such tasks as breaks it down into more with all other major office photo retouching, image manageable bite sized pieces. suites, the product is free to composition and image download, use, and distribute. authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Audacity is free, open source VLC Plays more video files than Firefox The award-winning Miro is the free open-source software for recording and most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, Web browser is now faster, video platform. editing sounds. It is available OGG, and more. more secure, and fully for Mac OS X, Microsoft customizable to your online Windows, GNU/Linux, and life. With Firefox 2, weʼve other operating systems. added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.
  30. 30.    Twitter uchicagolaw: “Twitter allows us to give prospective students a bite-sized glimpse into what life here is like.” selected from:
  31. 31. Feature Twitter faculty address directory on College website • Chat with your professor or other students after class • Collaborate on a project. Start a conversation thread. • In-class back channel • Follow the tweets of professionals • Share your teaching resources beyond the class room
  32. 32. •Learn what people say about you and join that conversation •Find experts in your field on or Twitter Search •What do people think about your organization? •Twitter as possibility for creating intellectual community. •Organizational: quick way to point to problems. •Of course, it only works if people make an effort to use it. Twitter could enhance live chat service
  33. 33. What is my colleague writing, reading,... right now? What are her research interests? What can I learn about him or her?
  34. 34. Use a Twitter stream to announce events http:// Twuffer allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets and schedule their release. You can tweet hourly/daily/monthly announcements.
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  36. 36. invite quick feedback from students
  37. 37. private twittering in the organization $1 per employee per month
  38. 38. Who is telling the story about your university?
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  40. 40. -Hand out upload details to very many people (authorize with Flickr so that people can email photos from their phones) -Create a gallery of people at your college
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  43. 43. Set up YouTube channel and document most events
  44. 44. recording small events without complicated setup, inexpensive
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  46. 46. Pull all college-related content together in a social media dash board Netvibes Social Media Dash Board
  47. 47. Friendfeed
  48. 48. Live stream and archive large university lectures Harvard University live cast of the Future of News course tools: Ustream, Mogulus
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  50. 50. Long term: Open access to all research and syllabi Gradual approach: Encourage faculty to publish lectures publicly
  51. 51. Most of our content should be available to all. MIT faculty open access to their scholarly articles March 20, 2009
  52. 52. Video cast of lectures on, Podcasts: record public faculty readings as well as other public lectures and make them publicly available
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  54. 54. open access peer reviewed journals experiments with new models of peer review
  55. 55. Q&A Concerns Considerations conversations are happening anyway student stories can provide a human, unfiltered image of the institution Loss of control it’s expensive to monitor, edit Information overload/ Just pick two or three tools that make immediate sense to you. overwhelming Start with work/study students and a working group of enthusiastic Time commitment faculty and staff. Not every institution has the resources of MIT to clear the copyright for Syllabi: copyright issues all material appearing in syllabi. Openness comes at a prize. What is the value of working in Some kind of public practice is required in all professions. Working in public? Should not students edit, public is a necessity. Learning to work on the mentioned platforms helps edit, and re-edit before stepping students to establish a literacy of tools that they will still use once they into the limelight? graduated. What is the point of investing The suggestions in this presentation are not bound to specific tools. These time and energy in technologies educational practices could easily migrate from one tool to another, from that may be obsolete at the end one service to another and you simply move with the technologies. This of the semester already? is why committing large resources to one platform or tool, especially if it is exclusive to educational settings, makes little sense. Our content should be where students spend most of their time online.
  56. 56. Summary Tools, Services, Practices
  57. 57. Facebook Pages, LinkedIn social networking service Blogs blogging social networking, media sharing Twitter micro-blogging Tweetworks: Twitter threaded conversations Tweetworks Flickr photo YouTube video, media sharing -YouTube only short video -Viddler allows private video, large files -Vimeo- large files, bad for slides, great for live video Vimeo high quality large video possible Tumblr Delicious social/bookmarking Seesmic video conversations (asynchronous) Profcast video casts/podcasts Slideshare sharing Seesmic conversation Zoho collaborative writing Google Reader RSS Technorati Search PbWiki wiki Voicethread audio and video conversation (asynchronous) Skype video conversations (synchronous) hOp://
hOp:// Games as “gateway”
  58. 58. Trebor Scholz Twitter: trebors Blog: Delicious: Flickr: LibraryThing:
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