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Students in the sandbox - social scaffolding for education<br />Alan Cann<br />School of Biological Sciences<br />Universi...
Personal Learning Environments<br />
Facefeed?<br />
Friendfeed<br />
Engagement?<br /> 10 weeks, 134 students analyzed:<br /> 5,376 entries<br /> 8,151 comments<br /> 5,232 "likes”<br /> 199,...
Females score higher marks than males (Wilcoxon rank sum test, p < 0.001).   Although females make more contributions than...
gephi.org<br />
"Authority"<br />“Communities"<br /><ul><li>Active group (red)
Internalized group (purple)
Inactive group (blue)</li></li></ul><li>Google Social?<br />Google can’t do social?<br />
Google+ is different<br />Familiarity<br />Integration<br />
A work in progress<br />Search not working (apart from people)<br />No groups like Friendfeed Groups/Facebook pages  - you...
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Students in the sandbox - social scaffolding for education

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Presentation for Guardian Higher Education 22nd September 2012:
Using social media to enhance student experience

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Students in the sandbox - social scaffolding for education

  1. 1. Students in the sandbox - social scaffolding for education<br />Alan Cann<br />School of Biological Sciences<br />University of Leicester<br />Find me here:   bit.ly/AJCann<br />
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  4. 4. Personal Learning Environments<br />
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  7. 7. Facefeed?<br />
  8. 8. Friendfeed<br />
  9. 9. Engagement?<br /> 10 weeks, 134 students analyzed:<br /> 5,376 entries<br /> 8,151 comments<br /> 5,232 "likes”<br /> 199,853 words - average of 1,491 each, not including private messages<br />~15% of students continued to use the service more than one month after the end of assessment - considerable increase from other tools (<1%)<br />
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  11. 11. Females score higher marks than males (Wilcoxon rank sum test, p < 0.001). Although females make more contributions than males, males are strategically focused on assessment criteria.<br />
  12. 12. gephi.org<br />
  13. 13. "Authority"<br />“Communities"<br /><ul><li>Active group (red)
  14. 14. Internalized group (purple)
  15. 15. Inactive group (blue)</li></li></ul><li>Google Social?<br />Google can’t do social?<br />
  16. 16. Google+ is different<br />Familiarity<br />Integration<br />
  17. 17. A work in progress<br />Search not working (apart from people)<br />No groups like Friendfeed Groups/Facebook pages - you can't join someone else's circle<br />No tagging (yet)<br />
  18. 18. Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring... It's when a technology becomes normal, then ubiquitous, and finally so pervasive as to be invisible, that the really profound changes happen.<br />Clay Shirky, 2008.<br />www.slideshare.net/AJCann<br />

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