Social Media for Active Learning MOOC - Personal Learning Network Webinar Slides

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Social Media for Active Learning MOOC - Personal Learning Network Webinar Slides

  1. 1. #SMOOC2014 PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS MODULE 3 Promoting Lifelong Learning Through Online Networks PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 1 Meichelle Long Vanessa Dennen
  2. 2. #SMOOC2014 Webinar Rules of the Road Interacting During the Webinar •  Feel free to use the chat •  Feel free to tweet using #SMOOC2014 If You Need Help •  TAs will help in the chat During the Q&A •  Raise your (virtual) hand if you want to speak. We’ll call on you and enable your audio. •  Type questions for the speakers into the chat. Start with a Q: to indicate it’s a question for the speakers. PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 2
  3. 3. #SMOOC2014 About the MOOC •  Co-designed by graduate students in the Instructional Systems Program at Florida State University •  This week’s module design team is: •  Meichelle Long •  Maipeng Wei •  Owen WIlliams •  Xinhao Xu •  Weinan Zhao PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 3
  4. 4. #SMOOC2014 Topics Covered in Webinar •  The relationship between professional development and PLNs •  The 4 Cs of PLNs •  Examples of PLNs •  PLN building strategies •  PLNs and your students PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 4
  5. 5. #SMOOC2014 POLL: You and Your PLN Have you been developing a PLN? A.  Yes, purposefully B.  Yes, but mostly by accident C.  No, but I would like to D.  No, and I’m not sure I need one PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 5 Vote here!
  6. 6. #SMOOC2014 Professional Development What kinds of PD have you engaged in recently? For many individuals, PD is something they ATTEND, but not something they CREATE or INITIATE How do you define PD? And does that form of PD meet all of your professional growth or learning needs? PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 6
  7. 7. #SMOOC2014 Everyday life (A PLN Starting Point) •  When you have a problem to solve, where do you seek an answer? PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 7
  8. 8. #SMOOC2014 Learning with online networks/resources PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 8
  9. 9. #SMOOC2014 Dimensions of Online PD Adapted from Dennen & Myers (2013) PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 9
  10. 10. #SMOOC2014 Online Professional Development The online world is a PD treasure trove: § Information § Resources § Networking § Camaraderie § Advice PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 10
  11. 11. #SMOOC2014 The 4 Cs of Online PD Colleagues Communication CollaborationContribution PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 11
  12. 12. #SMOOC2014 What happens when you cultivate the 4 Cs? You create a Personal Learning Network (PLN) PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 12
  13. 13. #SMOOC2014 Colleagues Who do you want your online colleagues to be? •  May replicate regular work networks •  May develop new networks Online PD Network Online Peers Experts Local Peers PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 13
  14. 14. #SMOOC2014 Communication How will you interact with the network? •  Lurk? •  Follow? •  Ask questions? •  Provide advice? •  Provide support? •  Socialize? PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 14
  15. 15. #SMOOC2014 Collaboration •  Can you solve problems with(in) your network? PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 15
  16. 16. #SMOOC2014 Contributions •  KEY ISSUE: RECIPROCITY How Might You Contribute? •  Rate what you’ve used •  Comment on what you’ve used •  Guide new participants •  Share what you’ve found •  Share what you’ve created PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 16
  17. 17. #SMOOC2014 Overview of the 4 Cs • Colleagues •  Follow others •  Do things to encourage others to follow you •  Don’t limit yourself • Communication •  Don’t be invisible •  Follow the norms • Collaboration •  Seek opportunities to help others – whether big or small •  Ask for help as you need it • Contribution •  Empower yourself – you have something worth sharing! •  Share your experiences •  Share what you create PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 17
  18. 18. #SMOOC2014 PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 18 One of Us What should be in your PLN?
  19. 19. #SMOOC2014 Vanessa’s PLN •  Context •  University professor, research university •  Content area: Instructional Systems •  Needs •  Connections with colleagues •  Keep current with journals •  Keep current with technology trends •  Keep current with profession •  Time •  Varies widely •  Have the most time when teaching a class on Web 2.0 & Learning/ Performance each summer •  Can struggle to keep up mid-semester or when traveling •  May procrastinate by checking out certain parts of PLN PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 19
  20. 20. #SMOOC2014 Key Tools and Interactions Follow journals, organization, events, leaders, knowledge sharers Tweet with classes, at conferences Follow practitioners, former students, former employers Follow group discussions Follow leaders, knowledge sharers, colleagues Comment Share via my own blogs Collect items of personal interest. Collect topic- focused items with collaborators . Share slides, documents, videos. PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 20
  21. 21. #SMOOC2014 Meichelle’s PLN •  Context •  IT Director, Media Director, Teacher •  Content area: Instructional Technology, Teaching •  Needs •  Connections with colleagues •  Keep current with professional development •  Keep current with technology trends •  Keep current with profession •  Time •  Varies widely •  Symbaloo= Daily use (screenshot next slide) •  Schedule Tweets & keep them impersonal •  There is a definite hierarchy based on ROI PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 21
  22. 22. #SMOOC2014 Symbaloo 4 PLNs PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 22
  23. 23. #SMOOC2014 Key Tools and Interactions Follow colleagues, groups, organizations, start-ups, innovators Tweet with students, teachers, colleagues Follow industry experts, colleagues, friends that I trust Follow groups, and organizations, some vendors Create boards about EduTech, teacher tools and tech tips Follow Tech Gadgets, Infographics, & tech companies Write blogs about teacher tech tools, & books in our media collection Follow educators, administrators and software developers PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 23
  24. 24. #SMOOC2014 Twitter & LinkedIn (Best ROI for time.) PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 24
  25. 25. #SMOOC2014 Creating your PLN •  There’s so much out there … how do you begin? •  Consider the following dimensions: NEED TOOL TIME / LEVEL OF INVESTMENT •  Knowledge •  Resources •  Community •  Advice •  Attention Is it interactive? Can you archive? How much time and energy do you have to cultivate the network? To build trust? Engage in reciprocity? PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 25
  26. 26. #SMOOC2014 Getting Started •  Find people/feeds to follow •  Professional organizations •  Publications •  Local colleagues •  Leaders (of various kinds) •  Follow the paths before you •  Once you find a good person to follow, see who they follow •  Check recommendations from tools •  Participate in events •  Conference social media platforms •  Twitter chats / hashtags PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 26
  27. 27. #SMOOC2014 Getting Started •  Spread your contact information •  Complete your profile(s) •  Connect your networks* •  Include info in email signature •  Include info on slides/documents *there may be instances in which you purposefully don’t connect networks, and that’s OK PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 27
  28. 28. #SMOOC2014 Getting Started •  Do it when you have time •  To learn the tool(s) •  To keep up with feeds •  Lurk a little •  Learn the norms for connecting, sharing, interacting •  Leave your mark •  Share what you can PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 28
  29. 29. #SMOOC2014 POLL – Do your students need PLNs? Do you see any ways in which PLNs could help your students? A.  Yes, and this is something I focus on B.  Yes, and I will start helping them develop PLNs C.  I’m not sure D.  No, it’s not appropriate for my context (no students, young students, etc.) PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 29 Vote here!
  30. 30. #SMOOC2014 Students / Colleagues and PLNs •  How might you introduce them to the concept of PLNs? •  What strategies might you use to help them develop PLNs? •  How could you support them as they develop a PLN? •  Share your ideas in the chat! PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 30
  31. 31. #SMOOC2014 Wrap Up •  Think about how a network could help you perform your job better •  Think about what you have to contribute to a network •  Keep sharing on this topic … in the discussion forum, on Twitter, on Facebook •  We can’t wait to see your projects! PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 31
  32. 32. #SMOOC2014 THANKS FOR JOINING US! Time for Questions PLN Social Media for Active Learning • Dr. Vanessa Dennen • Florida State University 32

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