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Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online


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Innovative Educators
Advising & Technology Series
Webinar #1
May 26, 2010

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Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online

  1. 1. Technology & Advising Series   Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online Oak Vichaikul, University of Nevada Las Vegas Laura Pasquini, University of North Texas
  2. 2. Introduction Laura Pasquini Academic Advisor II College of Business University of North Texas Oak Vichaikul Senior Academic Advisor Academic Success Center University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  3. 3. Agenda Defining Web 2.0  Online Tools & Resources Getting Started Advising 2.0 in Action Q & A
  4. 4. The Take Away <ul><ul><li>Connect technology to student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify web 2.0 tools for academic advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how to advise using web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider online collaborative communities for your campus </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Power of Personal Web &quot;...a growing set of free and simple tools and applications, it is easy to create customized, personal web-based environments —  a personal web  — that explicitly supports one’s social, professional, learning and other activities via highly personalized windows to the networked world. Online material can be saved, tagged, categorized, and repurposed without difficulty and without any special knowledge of how web pages are put together... tools to use, and any task — from creating and distributing content, to organizing one’s personal and professional time, to developing a library of resources that constantly refresh and update themselves.. The 2009 Horizon Report
  6. 6. Defining Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user-centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why Use Web 2.0?  <ul><ul><li>Information sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative problem-solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Question What web 2.0 tools do you use? Why? Do you use web 2.0 in Academic Advising? How?
  9. 9. Engaging & Communicating Online Facebook Blogs Twitter Flickr Web 2.0 Advising With... Delicious
  10. 10. Principles of Connectivism <ul><ul><li>Being connected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning from others  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process of connecting information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different modes of online interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse opinions, ideas & concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity to know more, is more critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurturing connections on-going learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making choices & decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>George Siemens , 2004  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Information & Communication Travels
  12. 12. New Media Ecology Realities <ul><ul><li>Media & gadgets are part of everyday life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to gather information & communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anywhere & anytime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet is the center of the revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multitasking becomes a way of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to be a publisher, creator or storyteller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All will change in the coming years </li></ul></ul>Adopted from L. Raine (2007) Pew Internet
  13. 13. Our Advising 2.0 Toolbox
  14. 14. Blogs Web Log = blog
  15. 15. Blogs Log/ Journal / Diary
  16. 16. Blogs Regular Entries
  17. 17. Blogs Virtual vs. Physical 
  18. 18. Blogs Always Open
  19. 19. Blogs Media Rich 
  20. 20. Blogs Specific subject 
  21. 21. Blogs Feedback from viewers 
  22. 22. Demo
  23. 23. Blogs
  24. 24. Microblogs Extremely small blog that is limited in size of content.
  25. 25. Microblogs How small is small?
  26. 26. Microblogs 140 Characters
  27. 27. Microblogs Updates limited to text only
  28. 28. Microblogs Do more with less
  29. 29. Microblogs Concise communication
  30. 30. Microblogs Headlines Teasers Trailers
  31. 31. Demo
  32. 32. Microblogs
  33. 33. Social Networking Online communities of people connected to share interests or activities.
  34. 34. Social Networking <ul><li>Profiles can facilitate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>news posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connection to groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personal updates </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Social Networking Computer mediated social interaction.
  36. 36. Social Networking Connection to friends, classmates, family, co-workers, alumni, conference buddies, and MORE!
  37. 37. Social Networking <ul><li>Allows you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support a cause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>disseminate news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share common interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aggregate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be introduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stay connected </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Social Networking You can CHOOSE what &  how you want to share =>  Privacy Settings are Important!
  39. 39. Social Networking <ul><li>Fan Pages &Groups connect   students to Advising Centers & Offices for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>upcoming events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dates & deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advising hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>general academic info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  introduce advisors & staff </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Social Networking
  41. 41. Demo
  42. 42. Photo Sharing Publish & share digital  photos online
  43. 43. Photo Sharing Kindergarten Rule #3:  Share with others.
  44. 44. Photo Sharing Organize. Tag. Group.
  45. 45. Photo Sharing Make notable notes.
  46. 46. Photo Sharing Include an online reference.  Web links are great!
  47. 47. Photo Sharing POST a comment. Give & get feedback.
  48. 48. Photo Sharing Join a group. Be part of the community.
  49. 49. Photo Sharing Private vs. Public images. You decide.
  50. 50. Photo Sharing Connect your images to your advising website, blog & social network.
  51. 51. Photo Sharing
  52. 52. Demo
  53. 53. Collaborative Software Software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals.
  54. 54. Collaborative Software Document Collaboration
  55. 55. Collaborative Software Web Based
  56. 56. Collaborative Software Real Time
  57. 57. Collaborative Software Multiple Users
  58. 58. Collaborative Software Track History of Edits
  59. 59. Demo
  60. 60. Collaboration Software
  61. 61. Social Bookmarks <ul><li>Save your online resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>share </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organize </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>manage </li></ul></ul></ul>
  62. 62. Social Bookmarks Save references & resources.
  63. 63. Social Bookmarks Tags are social. Search is social. Be social.
  64. 64. Social Bookmarks Build your network. Share information. Recommend resources
  65. 65. Social Bookmarks Categorize your content.  Make information easy to find.
  66. 66. Social Bookmarks M is for Metadata. Detailed descriptions.
  67. 67. Social Bookmarks Accessible anywhere! Stored &quot; in the clouds .&quot;
  68. 68. Social Bookmarks
  69. 69. Demo
  70. 70. Advising 2.0 in Action Use in an Academic Advising Center
  71. 71. Communication 
  72. 72. One Way Communication Notifications News source Noise
  73. 73. Two Way Communication Conversation Emphasize quality over quantity Mutually beneficial
  74. 74. Academic Success Center Approach <ul><ul><li>Relate to students with technology they use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage ASC content and its distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference or re-direct as much as possible to ASC or official sites within UNLV </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Demo
  76. 76. Getting Started With Web 2.0 Connect Experiment Explore <ul><li>Try It Out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>test & play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>set up an account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>take time to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join a Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meet new advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share with peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link to information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get help  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>show & tell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>establish a design team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pilot project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review & evaluate </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. Common Concerns <ul><ul><li>Start up & Help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To friend or not to friend? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing your identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings & Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FERPA & Privacy Concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking the line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other questions?? </li></ul></ul>
  78. 78. Social Web Connects Students Advisor Be Social With Your Advising Share Connect Empower Discuss Collaborate Model
  79. 79. Advising 2.0 in Action &quot; Go to where  the students are.&quot;   - Laura
  80. 80. Advising 2.0 in Action &quot;If you build it they will come, but will they stay?&quot;   - Oak
  81. 81. Advising 2.0 in Action &quot;Engage them and  they will stay.&quot;
  82. 82. Questions or Final Thoughts?
  83. 83. Explore & Play with 2.0 <ul><ul><li>No &quot;Magic Bullet&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure leads to success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE to use!  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation is key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate & connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources </li></ul></ul>
  84. 84. Stay connected... Oak : [email_address] Laura :  [email_address]