Role social media in teaching and learning dr manishankar chakraborty,ict, oman
Role of Social Media inTeaching & LearningDr. Manishankar ChakrabortyDepartment of Business StudiesIbra College of TechnologySultanate of Oman
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
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
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
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
04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 6Teachers guide to Social Media Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8lFrW4CSuI Clickhttp://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/teachers-guide-social-media_b (Source: Online Colleges. Learn button via Shutterstock.)
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
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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
04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 10Face book Create a page on a specific learning community(Refer https://www.facebook.com/DrManisPageForHisLearnerAndTrainees?ref=hl )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!
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
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Business_ethics&action=edit) (3) User-talk for content development related to courses( Refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Drmanishankar) (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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Drmanishankar/sandbox)Major benefits are-(1) Collaborative content development with localized and globalizedinputs(2) Periodical editingChallenges(1) Source of contents(2) Plagiarism
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 https://twitter.com/twelearnmani or https://twitter.com/manitwitts) 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
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
04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 15Blogs An online diary hosted on the internet E.g. http://www.hbs.edu/about/social-media/Pages/faculty-social-media.aspx E.g. http://drmaniforstudents.blog.com/ Usage of blogs are manifold- Announcements Sharing information and content Additional reading resources Assessments Thread initiation Group discussion and learning Some blogs of faculties- http://www.facultyfocus.com/topic/articles/teaching-professor-blog/http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teaching-with-blogs-301http://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/10/12/100-best-professors-who-blog/http://ferrada-noli.blogspot.com/http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/12-blogs-by-professors/http://science-professor.blogspot.com/http://academic-jungle.blogspot.com/http://occamstypewriter.org/athenedonald/http://www.manishankarthetrainer.blogspot.com/http://edudemic.com/2011/12/teacher-blogs/http://manishankarscribbles.wordpress.com/
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 (https://groups.google.com/grphp?hl=en&pli=1 in firstname.lastname@example.org) Google plus can be accessed by visiting You plus in gmail Hangouts, Circles of students and teachers are used inteaching/learning
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.
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyf2xjx4mzU (Documentary) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BhDaKD4kc (Explanation) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OeSk90yDlk (Faculty recordedreinforcement) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHzTUYAOkPM (Classroommanagement) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiW9SNpHvc (Marketing management) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9QWojx8qE (Human Resourcemanagement)
04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 19Benhance http://www.behance.net/Manishankar 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.
Slideshare Upload presentations for review/comments Download presentations for usage Review contents of other contributors Additional resources for teaching and learning E.g. www.slideshare.net Administrator gets weekly summary04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 20
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
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.
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
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Floor open for discussion…. Thanking you! Happy Learning & Teaching throughSocial Media!!!04/25/13 Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 26