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Role social media in teaching and learning dr manishankar chakraborty,ict, oman

  1. 1. Role of Social Media inTeaching & LearningDr. Manishankar ChakrabortyDepartment of Business StudiesIbra College of TechnologySultanate of Oman
  2. 2. The Social Media visionaries…. Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg Twitter- Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams Linkedin- Reid Hoffman Wikipedia- Jimmy Wales Blogger- Evan Williams MOODLE- Martin Dougiamas04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 2
  3. 3. Introspect and Soul Search Are you a NETIZEN? How often do you log into the internet? Which site you visit the first, the second, the third and so forth? Where do you spend most of your web hours and why? What are the takeaways you derive after every hour spent on the web? Do you use social media? If, yes, which one and for what? Have you tried social media in your profession? Do you think social media adds value to your professional acumen?04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 3
  4. 4. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 4Contents Social media visionaries Introspection and Soul Searching Background Teachers Guide Introduction Social media landscape Social Media Facebook Wikipedia Micro-blog Blog Google Groups Google plus Linkedin Youtube Benhance Slideshare Resources Comparison Activity Food for thought
  5. 5. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 5Background Technology more than an enabler in education Smart Phones, PDA’s, Hand held devices are the gizmosstudents like to use Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis are the new tools fornetworking and knowledge sourcing and sharing Wi-Fi campuses are the new infrastructural benefits,educational campuses provide Learning innovation, faster replication (Viral) through virtualmedium are the causes for fast dissemination of knowledge
  6. 6. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 6Teachers guide to Social Media Click Click (Source: Online Colleges. Learn button via Shutterstock.)
  7. 7. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 7Introduction Social media- Websites and applications that enable users to create and sharecontent or to participate in social networking. (Oxford Dictionary) Role in teaching-learning- A supplementary teaching-learning tool A follow up tool A novel assessment tool A tool to encourage interaction and peer learning A tool for innovative, experiential team based learning A tool for customized one to one learning between learner and tutor A tool to measure independent learning takeaway by every learner Advantages- Enables two way communication in real time Mitigates geographical constraint Encourages self paced learning Techno-savvy professionals are groomed Customized user friendly and collaborative contents are prepared 7x24x365 learning
  8. 8. Social Media Landscape04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 8
  9. 9. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 9Social Media Social media are web-2.0 applications Web 2.0 allow user to interact, collaborate in social media Web 2.0 also allow to create user generated content in avirtual community Major social media tools used in education- Face book, MySpace, Orkut Blogs Micro-blogs/Twitter You-tube Mashups Linkedin Wikis Google+ Podcasting Webinar
  10. 10. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 10Face book Create a page on a specific learning community(Refer )Build your audience comprising of the learnerAdministrator gets weekly summaryEncourage learning/revision/assessments by posting andencouraging participations of learner in-QuotesSituations/Case-letsApplied questionsVideo analysisAssessmentsAnnouncements* Key to success-Innovative ways of presenting through audio-visual and crispy mode, ensuring contents go viral through maximumparticipation* Beware of plagiarism and subsequent consequences!
  11. 11. Face book Education centered groups- EU-educators, don Quizote school, Multi-lingualism globalgroups, e-learning in developing and developed countries,Active learning group, Teaching critical thinking,Teacher2teacher network, wikieducator, Atlantis, CentralMichigan University off-campus programs, Edutopia etc.04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 11
  12. 12. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 12Wikipedia It can be used in the following ways- (1) Search and read contents (2) Contribute and Edit contents and view history of content(Refer (3) User-talk for content development related to courses( Refer (4) User Sandbox is a sub-page of user’s user page serving as atesting spot for the user and not an encyclopedia article(Refer benefits are-(1) Collaborative content development with localized and globalizedinputs(2) Periodical editingChallenges(1) Source of contents(2) Plagiarism
  13. 13. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 13Micro-blog/Twitter Uploading study materials Several bytes each time, rather than at one go in line withthe classroom delivery Graphs, illustrations, videos etc. can be shared (Refer or Maximizing messaging options Private chats for individual clarifications Video chat for non-verbal cues related explanation for betterinteractivity Getting more educators Educators from the network adds value to the discussions,forum plays important role
  14. 14. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 14Micro-blog/Twitter Performing assessments Individual assessments can be done by tagging individuals Groups or topics on which interaction can happen beformed Hashtags and tweet chats can be used to bring studentstogether Some popular hashtags related to education #AcAdv #ESDGC #esl #gtchat #highered #homeschool #ipaded #kinderchat #mlearning #nclb #onlineed/#onlinelearning #opened #playoutdoors #scholarship #school #smedu #spedchat #TLChat #urbaned
  15. 15. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 15Blogs An online diary hosted on the internet E.g. E.g. Usage of blogs are manifold- Announcements Sharing information and content Additional reading resources Assessments Thread initiation Group discussion and learning Some blogs of faculties-
  16. 16. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 16Google Groups and Google+ Course/Section based groups Sharing of learning resources Additional information, illustrations Initiation of topic based threads/forums for discussions Individual insights and evaluation along with peer learning ispossible Online assessments and their evaluation Refer ( in Google plus can be accessed by visiting You plus in gmail Hangouts, Circles of students and teachers are used inteaching/learning
  17. 17. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 17Linkedin Professional networking portal It can be used in the following ways for teaching andlearning- Networking with professionals Participation in different forums and groups Collaborative learning through customized threads Inputs from domain experts on content development Industry specific illustrations, examples by discussingtheoretical topics with industry experts Great Books Group, Learning, Education and TrainingProfessionals group, many company and sector specificgroups.
  18. 18. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 18You-tube Teaching courses/concepts through videos offilms/documentaries/interviews Assessments through videos of films/documentaries/interviews Faculty recorded videos as knowledge reinforcement tools (Documentary) (Explanation) (Faculty recordedreinforcement) (Classroommanagement) (Marketing management) (Human Resourcemanagement)
  19. 19. 04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 19Benhance Teaching through pictures Innovative design/creativity driven assessments Sharing and publishing student/teacher’s work Additionally flickr and picassa can be used forsharing/gathering digital photos as analogs are difficult tobe retrieved and reused.
  20. 20. Slideshare Upload presentations for review/comments Download presentations for usage Review contents of other contributors Additional resources for teaching and learning E.g. Administrator gets weekly summary04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 20
  21. 21. Additional social media relatedresources for Education Buddypress-Global Social network on web 2. SCN-Students Circle Network- Connects schools, students and teachers. Course-cracker- Elementary school teacher networking platform. Diigo- Classroom2.0 on practical application of computer technology. Picasa in education Elgg- Social network for schools and community in the Middle-east. i-Teach Mobile- Community of educators exploring the use of mobile technologies. Linkedin- Ning ArtEd2.0 Assessment for Learning Browardbyte Business Social Network E-college Edublogger04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 21
  22. 22. ComparisonParameters Twitter Blogs Wikis FacebookDetailed contentpresentationInconvenient HighlyconvenientHighlyconvenientConvenientGroup work HighlyConvenientInconvenient Inconvenient HighlyConvenientAnnouncements HighlyConvenientHighlyconvenientInconvenient HighlyconvenientAssessments Convenient HighlyconvenientInconvenient Highlyconvenient
  23. 23. Activity Form groups of 5 members each preferably from variousdepartments. Identify five opportunities for the application of social media inthe teaching and learning sphere of Ibra College of Technology. Identify five major challenges for incorporating social media inthe teaching and learning domain of Ibra College of Technology. Suggest measures/strategies that would help in overcoming theaforesaid challenges. List out five value additions you may derive by incorporatingsocial media in the teaching and learning processes of IbraCollege of Technology. Identify a leader within your group who can present the findingsderived out of the brainstorming session. Time allotted for group discussion=15 minutes.
  24. 24. Some food for thought-Social Media Avoiding misuse of resources by teacher-learner duo Protecting the identity of female students (ID related FB accountdevoid of real name and picture) Complimenting with the existing teaching-learning mechanism Creating awareness among the unaware segment Avoiding replication of work Original content protection from plagiarism Proper referencing of contents used to avoid legal hassles Scheduling of the usage of social media sans disturbances inroutine teaching-learning Developing a flair for the usage of social media in education andpracticing it in unison Hackers04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 24
  25. 25. References Starre Vartan, (2012),How teachers use social media in the classroom to beef up instruction, retrieved on 20/04/2013, Vanessa Doctor, (2013), How To Use Social Media As A Teaching Tool, (2013), retrieved on20/4/2013, Tom Durby,(2012), Top Twitter Hashtags For The Educational Sector, retrieved on 20/4/2013, Vanessa Doctor, (2012), 30 Ways To Use Twitter For Education, retrieved on 20/4/2013, Manishankar Chakraborty, (2008) Personal blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, Manishankar Chakraborty, (2012) Personal blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, Manishankar Chakraborty, (2008) Personal micro-blog, retrieved on 20/4/2013, Shea Bennet, (2012), A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC], retrieved on 21/4/2013, SIFE, (2010), Business Ethics: Resolving an Unethical Situation, retrieved on 22/4/2013, Kaaj Embren, (2013), Jim O`Toole, Professor in Business Ethics, retrieved on 22/4/2013, Manishankar Chakraborty,(2013), Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty speaks on the importance of social media,retrieved on22/4/2013, Brian Burns, (2010), Sales Training - Funny Look at Sales Training | Sales Training Class - Sales Training, retrievedon 22/4/2013, People streme, (Unknown), When Barry met Sammy - A Funny View of Human Resources and knowledge workers,retrieved on 22/4/2013, Rosary films, (Unknown), How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training, retrieved on22/4/2013, Manishankar, (2012), Benhance, retrieved on 22/4/2012, Manishankar, (2013), Facebook page of Dr. Mani, retrieved on 22/4/2013, Manishankar, (2013), Wikipedia page of Dr. Mani, retrieved on 22/4/2013, Ewan McIntosh, (2009),Social media creates open education, retrieved on 23/4/2013, Google images, retrieved on 21/4/2013 to 23/4/2013, Dr.Mani, (2013), Blog, retrieved on 23/04/2013, Harvard Business School Professor Blogs, (2013), retrieved on 23/4/2013,
  26. 26. Floor open for discussion…. Thanking you! Happy Learning & Teaching throughSocial Media!!!04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 26