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Social Media Learning


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This document suggests the advantages of Social Media Learning realized through Elgg. It highlights the institutions that have implemented Elgg and suggests how Social Media Learning can be used in Educataion.

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Social Media Learning

  1. 1. Social Media Learning for Educational Institutes Willing to go beyond Classroom Boundaries Submitted by Dr.Kumuda Gururao EM:
  2. 2. Project Scope Social Media Learning will be realized by installing a Social Media Learning (SML) Application that will enable you to Connect different departments of your institution with their respective students The following figure illustrates how the institution can utilize the Social Media Application. Each and every participant in the SML Application can 1. Share files 2. Can maintain a blog
  3. 3. 3. Can add members 4. Can form members into groups 5. Can add pages providing information related to curriculum 6. Add wire posts of 140 characters and send them to all or certain groups of members At each and every stage, control can be exercised as to who should be added in SML, who must be included in a group and whether you can go public or not. Hence SML Application can be utilized for implementing 1. Project work 2. Giving and monitoring assignments 3. Complimenting daily work by sharing important links 4. To make important announcements Hence the complete information can be viewed by Chairman. Can be tried initially with Management and Computer Science or IT Departments and can gradually be extended to other departments. Pre-requisites Knowledge of Twitter Grammar for Usage and Blog Writing
  4. 4. SUPPORTING INFORMATION Credentials of Dr. Kumuda Gururao 1. Dr. Kumuda Gururao is Included in Who-is-Who of Asian Admirable Achievers, Volume IV, P 147, 2010 by Refacimento International 2. Facilitator for Pre-International Conference ELearning Workshops and Hands-on Software Demonstration Workshops (TeN i-LMS) for Ecole Solutions Pvt Ltd at Bangalore, India 3. Resource Person for Center for Education & Research,Madurai Kamaraj University (Visit my blog for details- 4. Selected as DMSC Governor's Challenge SP 09 Judge organized by Tennessee State University (where 16 US Universities participated) 5. Learning Consultant for C2Workshop ( th 6. Resource Person for workshop on 5 Feb 09’ (Application of ICT for Teacher Educators in Social Studies) sponsored by Centre for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University. 7. Chief Learning Officer at Alpha Group of Institutions ( 8. Project Head at NETed Learning Solutions ( ) 9. ELearning Consultant at Everonn Systems India Ltd ( 10. Elearning Journalist for Professional journal “Experiments in Education” (Print Format), covering the Cyberspace Webinar on OER -Open Course Content, organized by UNESCO headed by Ms.Susan D’Antoni. 11. Associate Professor & Web Master at International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, India. (
  5. 5. Institutions Using ELGG • Aalborg University • Aurora's technological and research institute • Athabasca University • Athabasca University :: Canada • BCcampus :: Canada • Bremen Red cross :: Germany • Berkeley University • Clarkstown Central School District New York City • Cégep@distance • CHN University :: Netherlands • ConnectingUEL - University of East London, England • Co-Operative Medical College, Cochin, Kerala Operative • CVU Sønderjylland :: Denmark • Duke Corporate Education :: USA • Earlham College • Eifel :: France • Faculty of Education, University of Sevilla • - France Telecom R&D :: France • Graz University of Technolog Technology • Harvard University • Hogeschool Leiden • ICT4D Consortium at Royal Holloway, University of London • Institute for Technology and Management (Management students) -India India • Institution Universitaria Colombo Americano :: Columbia • Kingston University • KeyPal, a Socrates, Grundtvig programme :: Europe wide - KompetenceCenter Djursland :: Denmark • Leeds Elgg - University of Leeds, England • London South Bank University • Me2U - Athabasca University, Canada • National University of Ireland, Galway • Oregon State University • Open University of the Netherlands • Royal Roads University :: Canada - Red River College :: Canada • Redhill School • RMIT University :: Australia • Stanford University • Staffordshire University • St Ives School, Haslemere :: England • Singularity University • Saugus school district • The University of Brighton • University of British Columbia :: Canada • The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill • The University of Northampton • Tufts University • UNC Chapel Hill • Université d'Auvergne • University of Calgary, Grid Research Centre
  6. 6. • University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences • University of East London • University of Exeter, School of Education • UHI - University of the Highlands and Islands • Universite Lille1 • Université Montpellier 1 • University of Melbourne • University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Université Paris-Sud 11 • Université Paris Descartes - Paris V • Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 • University of Reading • University Ramon Llull :: Spain • University of Stirling • University of Salford • University of Southern California :: USA • University of Szeged • University of Saarland :: Germany • Hyper-Elgg - University of Tampere, Finland • University of Westminster • University of Wollongong • Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University • Wiley Faculty network Professional Organizations • Institute of Physics - community to support UK Physics teachers • Primary School Teaching - community for primary school teachers • RIBA Kowledge Communities - online support for architects and other professionals in the industry • Wiley Faculty Network - global community of faculty, connected by a passion for teaching and a drive to learn, share, and collaborate. Businesses • SoLearn - Social Learning Environment for learning professionals to find out more about social media in learning Non-profits • World Wild Life Fund • learn2perform - for internal social learning • One Planet Community - to deliver and support their external sustainability programme Source • • Apart from ELGG if any other Social Media Learning Applications are required, they can also be introduced to the campus.
  7. 7. Contact details: Dr.Ms.Kumuda Gururao Advisor / Consultant to Higher Education & Corporate Sectors Ph : +91-9840674530 Email ID :