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Social network for learning

  1. 1. Social Network for Learning Eng Ahmed Fekry
  2. 2. Course Outlines • • • • • • • • • • • What is Social Network? Social Networking vs Social Media Social Network– Most Popular Sites How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? Social Network for Higher Education . Successful Social Network Model . Social Network & blended learning Social Network in Education Examples Social Network (Tools) Tips for using social Network to support learning Social Network Best Practice LMS (Learning Management System )
  3. 3. What is Social Media ? • Officially, social Media is an “umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio.” • Social Media is about conversations, community, connecting with personalities and building relationships. 3 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  4. 4. What is Social Network ? • Social Networking : more an active process of reaching out; it means using social media sites to network with others online whether they be professionals, friends or strangers with similar interests and goals. • With the rise of social media, Web users have become co-producers of social content rather than passive information consumers. 4 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  5. 5. Social Network vs Social Media • key differences between them : – By Any Definition • Social media is a way to transmit, or share information with a broad audience, while social networking is an act of engagement. – Communication Style • Social media is more akin to a communication channel. It's a format that delivers a message, while With social networking, communication is two-way. 5 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  6. 6. Social Network – Most Popular Sites • 2011 proved to be the year of high interest in the use of social Network, • from Facebook and Twitter, YouTube and Diigo, to Tumblr and, 6 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  7. 7. Types of Interactivity • Interactivity can be classified into different types:  Learner to Instructor  Learner to Content  Learner to Computer (Software/Interface) Page 7  Learner to Learner
  8. 8. Social Network – Most Popular Sites Facebook: largest of social networks. Users can create profiles, businesses can create fan pages to post info, events, announcements. Twitter: Info shared through tweets with max 140 characters. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is most popular with business-to-business users and those looking for jobs. Flickr : A popular photo-sharing community. 8 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  9. 9. Social Network – Most Popular Sites YouTube: YouTube is the most popular video hosting and sharing platform. Blog: A blog, by definition, is a web log, where you can post anything you want. Foursquare: A location based service (LBS), allows customers/visitors to “check in” at your place of business/event. 9 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  10. 10. Social Network – Most Popular Sites Facebook Twitter Linked In 1 bil + 500 mil + 200 mil + Users (UK) 32 mil + 34 mil + 10 mil + Interactivity (global) 500 mil + likes p/day 340 mil tweets p/day Users (global) Unique visits 167 mil p/month 2nd Web Ranking 39 mil p/month 50 mil p/month 11th 13th
  11. 11. Social Network has different meaning to everyone…. • As technology provider: How can we use social Network for outreach to parents; enrollment, engagement, of our students?  What are the policy, security considerations? • As a Manager:  How can I use social Network for professional development in light of budget cuts?  How do I know my students is not wasting time on fb/twitter? 11 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  12. 12. Social Network has different meaning to everyone…. As staff advisor/mentor: How do I connect with students that is not too intrusive, to understand their perspectives? How do I mentor them about the concept of digital citizenship in the context of social Network? 12 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  13. 13. How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? • Use social Network to address the problem of information overload . • as it becomes difficult for users to find specific pieces of information among the huge amount of knowledge. 13 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  14. 14. How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? • Social Network can also enhance the overall organizational learning program by supporting the knowledge transfer and actual behavioral change after the “formal” learning event has ended. 14 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  15. 15. How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? • Social Network can increase employee participation in learning, especially if the programs have a significant element of selfdirected learning. 15 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  16. 16. How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? • Learners are more likely to stay engaged and complete their program of study if they are able to reach out to: – peers involved in the same program or get help on a particular topic. – Face-to-face or virtual-group interaction at key points in the program , such as a kick-off or achievement of a milestone, helps enhance user engagement. 16 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  17. 17. How Effective Using Social Network in Education ? • One of social Network’s greatest values is that it helps to identify internal experts, which in turn increases Classroom productivity. 17 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  18. 18. Social Network for Higher Education • In Work Environment knowledge management is when company management tells employees what they need to know. • In higher education faculty practice knowledge management by telling the students what they need to know. • Social Network is a method use to show connections to the content they think is important. 18 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  19. 19. Social Network for Higher Education • Can social Network be used in higher education to enhance learning through student and faculty collaboration? • a survey conducted in 2011 among 1,920 professors of higher education , the research showed that: – Almost two-thirds of faculty are using some form of social Network for the courses that they teach. – Almost a third have posted content for class. – Fifth have required students to comment on content. The most often used form of social Network in class was viewing of on-line videos followed by reading or viewing content. 19 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  20. 20. Social Network for Higher Education • When evaluating specific social websites,: – 53% of faculty indicated that Facebook has a negative – value in the classroom – while 46% indicated Twitter has a negative value. • However, Pearson does hypothesize that the benefit of using social Network is the potential to – “transform from pushing content outward to a way of inviting conversation, of exchanging information…”. 20 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  21. 21. Social Network for Higher Education • A blog by Prof KRG discussed an ethics assignment that asked students whether teachers/professors should interact with their students on social Network. • Most of students supported the use of social Network in general, but did not support the use of Facebook for class interactions. • The positives mentioned for social Network are adapting to alternative learning styles and it allows for an extension of classroom discussions. 21 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  22. 22. Social Network for Higher Education • Lau, Higgins, and Mullins examined the effectiveness of using Farm Town, a game that is integrated into Facebook, in teaching introductory economics at Texas A & M University and Sam Houston State University (Lau et. al., 2011). • The research was conducted to examine student perceptions of introductory economics knowledge and how using Farm Town impacted that knowledge. • In addition, they tested the effectiveness of a free social Network simulation as a teaching tool such as Virtual Class room . 22 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  23. 23. Social Network for Higher Education • Case Study :Using Social Network for Collaborative Learning in Higher Education. • This case study aim to measure and investigates the acceptability of using social Network for collaborative learning in the context of higher Education . 23 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  24. 24. Social Network for Higher Education • This research reveals that making social Network tools a part of traditional learning is attractive to students and can motivate their participation in the learning process. – 59% of the participants considered it convenient to structure and organize resources using different spaces. – (67%) affirmed the usefulness of aggregating resources – 74% of the students were satisfied with having control over the privacy levels of spaces and user profiles. 24 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  25. 25. Social Network for Higher Education • Value pulse 25 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  26. 26. Social Network for Higher Education 26 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  27. 27. Recruitment RECRUITMENT • • • Communicate events/open days via Facebook, Eventbrite and Lanyrd Showcase event photos and videos on Pinterest and Flickr Company presence on LinkedIn Services tab also includes info and links to: < Postgraduate Study < Distinguished Lecture series < Centre for Lifelong Learning < Knowledge Centre
  28. 28. Student Research Guidance STUDENT GUIDANCE • • • • Facebook and Wikis for FAQs and space to raise questions Twitter to signpost support areas such as wellbeing, study support, disability support Social Bookmarking tools such as Diigo to tag and highlight key documents and web resources Pinterest board of Who's Who in Student Support
  29. 29. Research Teaching TEACHING • • • • • • Blogs to share introductions and other induction activities Wikis and Google Drive for project collaboration Google hangouts for group online meetings YouTube videos for how to guides Screencast tools such as Jing and Screencast-o-matic to create short summaries Pinterest for visual reading lists
  30. 30. Research Peer Support PEER SUPPORT • • • • • Maintain/make new connections/friendships via Facebook happens! Course blogs to share interests, hobbies etc. Collaborative Pinterest boards to share inspirational quotes Picture quizzes of places and people in University Online group chat using Google+ hangouts, Skype or Blackboard Collaborate
  31. 31. University Research Comms UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION • Twitter, LinkedIn Company page, Facebook
  32. 32. Student Professional Development STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • • • • Share information via Facebook groups Professional networking Learning about companies via LinkedIn company pages Job opportunities/career development on LinkedIn and Twitter
  33. 33. Academic Professional Development ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • • • Sharing information via Twitter and LinkedIn Discussion forums such LinkedIn groups and Google+ communities Curation tools to gather resources on specific topics
  34. 34. Research RESEARCH • • • Be known as an expert in your field Research your project definition, funding and collaboration Share and promote publications: papers, books, articles, websites, presentations
  35. 35. Social Network for Higher Education • The leading concerns for faculty about the use of social Network were: – Integrity of online submissions, privacy, takes too much faculty time. – Faculty not confident with Network. – Lack of integration with school’s LMS. – Lack of institution support. 35 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  36. 36. Social Network for Higher Education • StudentAdvisor – Top 100 Social Media Colleges • • • • • • • • • 36 #1 – Harvard University Posterous - Facebook - YouTube - iTunes - Twitter -!/Harvard Foursquare - Social Media Group - Course Name 5-Mar-14
  37. 37. Social Network for Higher Education • Universities admissions offices are using social Network In 2009, 87% of admissions departments use social networking (i.e., Facebook) • 59% have a Twitter account • • Many schools have fully used social Network – – • 37 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  38. 38. Successful Social Network Model • There are three elements required for success: – Technology platform – Vibrant community – Great content. 38 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  39. 39. Social Network & blended learning • Make social Network part of your blended learning strategy . – Blended learning has emerged over the past several years, with learning leaders developing programs that blend traditional learning experiences with online learning. Social Network support for learning has now entered the online Part. 39 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  40. 40. How can social Network be used as learning tools? 40 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  41. 41. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “Blogs are great for learning from others, story sharing, facilitating connections among people,” – Janice Petosky, Instructional designer,West Chester, Pennsylvania 41 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  42. 42. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “Writing a blog is a learning activity, of course, but reading the best blogs that are available is one of my most productive learning experiences.” – Jerome Martin, Book publisher, photographer and a musician from Canada. 42 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  43. 43. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “Blogs are obviously great ways to consolidate personal learning, but as it is such a great CMS I think that it lends itself exceptionally well to broadcasting content of a non-blog nature. Dan Roddy, eLearning Designer, UK 43 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  44. 44. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “While everyone seems to get the blog thing now, few are leveraging the technology for what, at its root, it really is: a very quick web page creator. It can be a place to list assignments, a site for student interaction and discussion, and even a location for structuring and hosting an entire course. Jane Bozarth, E-learning Coordinator for the North Carolina, USA, Office of State Personnel 44 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  45. 45. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “Blogging has become a key medium for selfdirected learning.” Patrick Mayfield, head of training and consultancy company, UK 45 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  46. 46. Social Network in Education Examples • Blogging “I manage class discussions out of class and provide additional information here following classes that students find difficult; if I am absent, this is where I can teach “remote class”.” Sarah Davis, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC 46 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  47. 47. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative calendaring “One of the main reasons I like Google Calendar is that it was easy to embed into my website. I put all the student assignments and other events on the calendar. Color coding allows a quick visual cue so that students (and parents) can easily distinguish scheduled quizzes and tests, daily assignments, and other events.” Don Simmons, Middle School teacher, Texas, US 47 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  48. 48. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative calendaring “Google Calendar is my diary and lesson planner” Richard Allaway, Head of Geography, International School 48 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  49. 49. Social Network in Education Examples • Podcasting Audacity – “Free and easy to create classroom podcasts and mp3s where the students get to hear, edit and publish themselves. Promotes ownership – extremely motivating.” Kora Stoll, Fifth grade teacher in Miami, Florida 49 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  50. 50. Social Network in Education Examples • RSS readers “Google Reader -” which I’ve added to Blog lines as one of my RSS aggregators, using each for different collections. Both are essential for my ongoing learning about what’s happening and what’s available on the web.” Joan Vinall-Cox, social Network and communications consultant, Canada 50 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  51. 51. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative Mind mapping bubblus – “Mind mapping is useful when working with vocabulary as well as when flowcharting work or creating a graphic organizer for writing assignments.” Mary Howard, Sixth grade teacher in Grand Island, New York 51 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  52. 52. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative Mind mapping Mindmeister – “I’ve been really getting into this collaborative mindmapping tool. Recently created a collaborative mindmap as the basis for discussions in a conference session. People from round the world contributed and on the day delegates worked on it in real time.” Rob Hubbard, creative elearning architect, UK 52 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  53. 53. Social Network in Education Examples • Micro-blogging/micro-sharing “I use Twitter as a Personal Learning Network. I share daily information on resources and tools that I have found, and I select networks of people to follow that provide me with their tips, guidelines and tools that they have found.” Mary Howard, Sixth grade teacher in Grand Island, New York 53 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  54. 54. Social Network in Education Examples • Photo sharing “I have always loved Flickr for sharing photographs, but find the advanced search option of only displaying Creative Commons licensed photos very helpful in creating material for my blog or classes.” Britt Wattwood, Online learning specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Teaching Excellence in Richmond VA. 54 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  55. 55. Social Network in Education Examples • Photo sharing “I’ve used Picasa in school to share photos (albums) that I put together to supplement different aspects of my curriculum.” Mary Howard, Sixth grade teacher in Grand Island, New York 55 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  56. 56. Social Network in Education Examples • Screencast sharing Jing - “I use it to record quick “just in time” screencasts showing people how to accomplish specific web tasks, like organizing a wiki or signing up for a blog account. Much easier and more effective than trying to coach through email or over the phone.” Michele Martin, Freelance Learning Consultant, USA 56 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  57. 57. Social Network in Education Examples • Presentation sharing Slideshare – “This is a great way to share student work on a webspace”. Mary Howard, Sixth grade teacher in Grand Island, New York 57 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  58. 58. Social Network in Education Examples • Presentation sharing • “Prezi allows us to communicate design ideas with our clients in a highly engaging and dynamic way, liberating interesting conversations from the boredom of one-way presentations.” • — Randy Howder, Design Strategist, Gensler 58 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  59. 59. Social Network in Education Examples • Video sharing YouTube – “Video student presentations and upload for the student’s themselves to assess their work. Search for physics, history, language etc videos to use as tools in the class.” Jason Denys, Mathematics and Science teacher, Australian International School, Hong Kong. 59 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  60. 60. Social Network in Education Examples • Social bookmarking “Delicious is the ideal instrument to illustrate how the internet can change the way we teach and learn: the first step is show how easy it is to use as a comfortable place to store bookmarks, the second is to wait a few weeks and the third is to show how easy it is to share them, collect them as a group, compare tags that are used for the same websites etc. etc.” Herman Post, Senior consultant te-learning at hogeschool Leiden (University of Applied Sciences) . 60 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  61. 61. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative working Google Docs – “students submit work this way; surveys throughout the class; class brainstorming on a shared document; gradebook simulations on spreadsheets, etc.; too wonderful for words; “WebCT didn’t work” or “but I sent you an email” are excuses that don’t work here; students can get to class content here and on my site anywhere there is internet access.” Sarah Davis, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC 61 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  62. 62. Social Network in Education Examples • Collaborative presentations “Voicethread brings discussions on such Network as video to an entirely new level. It allows you and your students to collaboratively share your thoughts on video whilst watching simultaneously.” Mark Schumann, e-Learning Developer, secondary school, Melbourne, Australia, 62 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  63. 63. Social Network in Education Examples • Social networking Facebook “provides easy communication with students and colleagues, and private communication in groups” Pat Parslow, Researcher at OdinLab, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading. UK 63 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  64. 64. Social Network in Education Examples • Social networking LinkedIn – “Great way to interact, ask questions, answer questions, start discussions and network” Corinne Burkhert, Social Media Strategetist / Relationship Marketing Consultant, UK 64 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  65. 65. Social Media in Education Examples • Social networking Ning – “allowed me to set up a social network for fellow librarians in just 15 minutes and the features were enough to attract 245 colleagues from all over the Netherlands and Belgian, mostly people I do not know in real life. I love this application” Edwin Mijnsbergen, librarian, Netherlands. 65 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  66. 66. Social Network (Tools) • Content Management • Hootsuite • Wordle • Wiki • Monitor • Google Alerts • Others • 66 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  67. 67. Social Network (Tools) • Powerful Social Media Tools For Your Classroom • Wikispaces • • • • 67 Edmodo 123ContactForm Edublogs WDWDT Course Name 5-Mar-14
  68. 68. Social Network (Tools) • Facebook and Twitter: (communication, photos, marketing) • Blogs/Vlogs • Collaborative Projects • Content Communities: YouTube (informational videos) • Virtual Social/Game Worlds: Second Life • Co-Curricular Activities: Events 68 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  69. 69. Tips for using social Network to support learning • The use of social Network to support learning has now entered the formal paradigm with traditional classroom, mentoring/coaching, and online methods. • The following tips provide guidance on how to build successful social-media-supported learning programs for your Institution : 69 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  70. 70. Tips for using social Network to support learning – social Network-supported initiatives need to provide obvious value, be easy to find, and be relevant to employees . 70 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  71. 71. Tips for using social Network to support learning – Your users will expect the level of intuitiveness currently available in widely-used social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. People will more easily accept social-Network support for your learning program if it can mimic the basic elements and usability of these sites. 71 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  72. 72. Tips for using social Network to support learning – You can also increase engagement by providing the right user profiles. Profiles should represent your employees’ interests and skills that sit outside their job titles. It’s also important to allow your employees to provide personal details that may help them connect with their coworkers. 72 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  73. 73. Social Network Best Practice • Here are some things to keep in mind while using social Network at College. – Using Good Judgment – Know who you are “adding” – Ask yourself : • • Do I know this person? Do I feel comfortable with accepting or requesting the link or person? – Social Network is a form of expressing yourself but it is also a form of showing who you are. 73 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  74. 74. Social Network Best Practice • Here are some things to keep in mind while using social Network at College. – Privacy Privacy settings are important to moderate who and how much certain people see on your social Network. – Become familiar with privacy settings and how to use them – Private profiles do not guarantee your information won’t get out! – Use private and unpredictable passwords that you change regularly 74 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  75. 75. Social Network Best Practice • Here are some things to keep in mind while using social Network at College. – Integrity – Keep your integrity online • Your information may be available to family, classmates, professors, employers and others. • Think before you post! – Be who you are. – Represent who YOU are in your online presence 75 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  76. 76. Social Network Best Practice • Here are some things to keep in mind while using social Network at College. – Keeping It Clean – Future Employment & Professional Networking • Recruiters for jobs check social Network sites to see your online presence • Clean your account of any comments, pictures, links and status updates; you would not like future employers to see. 76 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  77. 77. Social Network - Risks! Blurring of boundaries between professional life and personal life Control of information: privacy & confidentiality issues, data protection 77 Course Name 5-Mar-14
  78. 78. Hands-on Training (Social Network for Learning ) 78 Course Name 5-Mar-14