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  • 1. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education Sarah Sumpter Insafe Conference, Cyprus 15 May 2012 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  • 2. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationBackground to SMILE In 2011, Facebook announced a Digital Citizenship Research Grant: “a new effort to support world-class research that improves understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with how kids are growing up in a world of media and technology.” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 2
  • 3. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAbout SMILE “…to improve our understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with how kids are growing up in a world of social media and technology…” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 3
  • 4. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAbout SMILEElement 1:• An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of the EUN partnership to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 4
  • 5. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAbout SMILEElement 2:• Research with the 100 learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 5
  • 6. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAbout SMILEElement 3:•Broad dissemination of results of theresearch through EUN’s interactive portalsfor teachers as well as through Europeanand international meetings and conferences. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 6
  • 7. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationWhere we are now www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 7
  • 8. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationThe online course• Unit 1: What is social media?• Unit 2: Using social media in schools…Unit 3: Using social media for learning and teaching…• Unit 4: Using social media for professional development• Unit 5: Using social media responsibly• Unit 6: Social media policy… www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 8
  • 9. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationUnit structureElement 3:•Broad dissemination of results of theresearch through EUN’s interactive portalsfor teachers as well as through Europeanand international meetings and conferences. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 9
  • 10. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationNext steps• Start identifying five potential ‘communities of practice’ from within the SMILE community.• Identify ‘lab leaders’ from within the SMILE course participants for each community of practice.• Start developing case study materials with the SMILE course participants www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 10
  • 11. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationFurther information Sarah Sumpter sarah.sumpter@eun.org SMILE http://leedu.eun.org/web/smile/home smile@eun.org www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 11