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#Blend14 Workshop: Engaging Students

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Invited Workshop for the Blended Learning Conference
#blend14
Title: Supporting Blended Learners' Engagement: Curriculum and Community Involvement Using Social Media & Experiential Learning
July 8, 2014
Denver, CO, USA

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#Blend14 Workshop: Engaging Students

  1. 1. Supporting Blended Learners’ Engagement Using Social Media & Experiential Learning Blended Learning Conference @laurapasquini July 8, 2014 Denver, CO #Blend14 #blended36685
  2. 2. About.me/LauraPasquini
  3. 3. Image c/o CRUSTINA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/3196036316/ What do you want to learn today? Tell me about it.
  4. 4. Agenda •Getting Social (Media) •Digital Skills for Learners •Supporting Experiential Learning & Engagement •Ideas To Blend Your Programs & Curriculum on Campus
  5. 5. Workshop resources & presentation: http://bit.ly/blended36685
  6. 6. Do you tweet? #blend36685
  7. 7. One word that describes what you do on campus.
  8. 8. “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” ~Hannah Arendt
  9. 9. Image c/o deanj http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanj/2398424227/
  10. 10. “Self-authorship is a strong basis to advance learning outcomes, prepare our students, and include reflection for our learning experience.” (Baxter Magolda, 2004)
  11. 11. Image c/o The Out Sourcing Company http://www.theoutsourcingcompany.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/idea.jpg How can we ENGAGE our blended learners?
  12. 12. Required Skills for Blended Learners to Tell Stories: 1. Exploration 2. Connection 3. Curation 4. Collaboration 5. Openness
  13. 13. #1. Exploration
  14. 14. Image c/o Luke Mahan http://www.flickr.com/photos/kremovich/4471473109/ Web 2.0 #SocialMedia Social Web New Media Transmedia Emerging Tech
  15. 15. “Over 94% of undergraduate, graduate, and community college students are Internet users and approximately 80% of this same group use social networking sites.” College students and Technology, The Pew Internet Research
  16. 16. It’s not about the technology, it’s all social Tanya Joosten (@tjoosten)
  17. 17. “Students experience an increasing need for connectivity and digital access to excel beyond the higher education learning environment. They must access and interact with information, learning materials, and colleagues from around the globe.” Implications for use of technology in advising 2011 NACADA National Survey
  18. 18. Via @intersection1 http://www.intersecti onconsulting.com/ Cultivate an Active Social Network
  19. 19. What is ONE technology you want to EXPLORE at #blend14?
  20. 20. #Blend14 Technology Test Kitchen Visit, explore, connect & create!
  21. 21. 1. Be social 2. Respond 3. Share 4. Connect 5. Start the conversation 6. Keep it going: make time Flickr photo c/o furiousgeorge81 Be a Participant
  22. 22. Develop an Identity Do you like spam? Do you like “bots”? Customers don’t either. What is your organizational brand? What information do you want to share? Start with these questions, and then add in personality and variety. @julieclarsen Via @julieclarsen
  23. 23. #2. Connection
  24. 24. 37
  25. 25. Flickr photo c/o xotoko
  26. 26. Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) & #eci831
  27. 27. What the hashtag? Hashtags rock. Tweet, yeah!
  28. 28. @tanyajoosten http://tanyajoosten.com/ #edusocmedia #edtech #phdchat #sachat #highered #AcAdv #blend14 #edchat
  29. 29. Follow: #AcAdv & @AcAdvChat
  30. 30. Low Impact: Read chat transcripts Medium Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #______ hashtag Post advising-related content as you wish “Lurk” during a chat time High Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #______ hashtag Chime in with your thoughts/opinions/experiences during a chat time Connect with peers beyond Twitter Chats
  31. 31. Give & Get Support
  32. 32. Develop a Community
  33. 33. There are A LOT of people chatting. Have you explored yet? http://bitly.com/TwitterChatSchedule
  34. 34. Wiggins & McTighe, 2005
  35. 35. 50 #ugstJOUR
  36. 36. Peer-to-Peer Education
  37. 37. 53 Student Panel Q & A
  38. 38. 56 #ugstSTORY
  39. 39. SocialConnection
  40. 40. 58 Live Tweets to take Notes
  41. 41. 59
  42. 42. Image c/o http://blog.us.cision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/SM-Policy-Image.bmp Where do your learners connect?
  43. 43. #3. Curation
  44. 44. Online information flows like…
  45. 45. Crowdsourcing
  46. 46. Communities of Practice http://www.ewenger.com/theory/ @nancywhite Wenger, 2006
  47. 47. dailyshoot.comNew Learning Spaces
  48. 48. http://storify.com/Open Forum & Debates
  49. 49. Conduct Your Curation Research (why?)
  50. 50. ANALYTICS -Google Analytics -Social Network Analysis -Twitter search Hashtags (#) – Hashtracking.com Interactions Followers & RTs & @ mentions -Content Management Bufferapp.com Hootsuite.com Facebook Insights SocialBro.com Researching options
  51. 51. Hootsuite.com
  52. 52. Facebook Insights
  53. 53. Curation Considerations •Curriculum engagement •Knowledge sharing •Feedback from learners •Provide real-time resources •Interactive communication channel
  54. 54. Select Your Blended Learning Channels (why?)
  55. 55. Platform Considerations •Channel options – testing & exploring •Related to learning outcomes •Potential for community use
  56. 56. • Learn as you go • Brainstorm ideas with campus colleagues • Find interesting artifacts to collect • Consider collaboration among departments • Identify curation projects for events, programs & curriculum • Encourage a sense of community Curation Tips
  57. 57. #4. Collaboration
  58. 58. @catspyjamasnz
  59. 59. Participation = Engagement
  60. 60. Share Learners Stories
  61. 61. Thoughts Sharing IDEAS!
  62. 62. ACE: Learning Outcomes • Incoming UTSC students will: o orient themselves to the campus o connect with resources & services o transition into university life o join a collaborative community o learn about UTSC via weekly topics o ask helpful questions o connect with other students on campus AA & CC Online peer www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/ace/
  63. 63. Discovery
  64. 64. Creativity
  65. 65. A picture is worth…
  66. 66. 96
  67. 67. #asbABQ13 97
  68. 68. Managing your time & resources…
  69. 69. Editorial Calendar and Content Assessment Via @julieclarsen - Building Interaction - What information is necessary? - Passive is not bad - Free, fast and fun
  70. 70. Measure & Assess Reaction: Did they like it? Feedback or comments? Likes? Usability: Did they use it? Did learners engage? How? Easy? Behavior: Is there a changed behavior? Difference in learning & feedback? Results: Is there an overall benefit? What? Meets goals?
  71. 71. Bufferapp.com
  72. 72. • Be active • Create a profile & get talking • Engage with your campus • Read resources shared • Ask questions • Post challenges • Don’t just push information out • Have a personality • Encourage discussion Engage Your Community
  73. 73. #5. Openness
  74. 74. “...technology could be used much more strategically than is currently undertaken to commit students to their academic life.” orizon Report 2012 Dahlstrom, de Boor, Grunwald, & Vockley, 2012
  75. 75. Digital Scholars • @mweller … The Ed Techie 110
  76. 76. Digital Identity 111
  77. 77. Reflection http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/
  78. 78. Research & Support
  79. 79. Join a Community: e.g. UNT LT Facebook Page 114
  80. 80. To Ask Questions & Disucss
  81. 81. http://www.sageperformance.com/ojs/index.php/LPQ
  82. 82. How can you help your students write their blended story?
  83. 83. #ugstSTORY Blog Posts
  84. 84. #ugstSTORY Photos
  85. 85. #ugstSTORY Final Projects
  86. 86. Prevent Blended #failwhales
  87. 87. Use of social media does not mean that sensitive data about students or faculty/staff members will be released. Like all things, proper training should be conducted to make sure everyone is aware of protocols and best practices.
  88. 88. Be Brave!
  89. 89. • Lurking is learning (at first) • Engage & participate • Share resources openly • Note the “rules” of netiquette • Use the tools differently • Communities will look different – Both the medium & message – Find a place to connect & talk How to get started @ #blend14
  90. 90. You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.
  91. 91. Stay connected #Blend14 http://bit.ly/blended36685

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