THINKING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS                                               Social Media for                                ...
OVERVIEWThis intensive two-day workshop will give you an in-depth insight into how social media canimprove higher educatio...
WORKSHOP FOCUS TOPICSSession OneWhat is social media and how can we use it practically for teaching and learning?•        ...
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This intensive two-day workshop will give you an in-depth insight into how social media can improve higher education research, teaching and learning. The workshop will give you significant practical understanding of what (free) tools are available for you to use in (and out) of your lecture rooms to engage a new generation of students. All the tools will be dealt with in the contexts of e-learning (distance education), c-learning (classroom learning) and m-learning (mobile learning).

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Social Media For Higher Education Teaching and Learning Ghana 2012

  1. 1. THINKING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS Social Media for Higher Ed Teaching & Learning.7 – 8 March 2012Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra, GhanaFor more information, please contact Ola Odejayi+27 72 550 0562 • ola@gptrainingsa.com • www.gptrainingsa.com SETA Accreditation No. 2502
  2. 2. OVERVIEWThis intensive two-day workshop will give you an in-depth insight into how social media canimprove higher education research, teaching and learning. The workshop will give you significantpractical understanding of what (free) tools are available for you to use in (and out) of your lecture CONFERENCE OVERVIEWrooms to engage a new generation of students. All the tools will be dealt with in the contexts ofe-learning (distance education), c-learning (classroom learning) and m-learning (mobile learning).Some of the concepts that will be looked at in practical ways are:• Social Media- A necessity for Student learning and teaching? You bet it is!• The Social Media Landscape, what is trending, and how it relates to your institutional learner management system• A quick overview of social media in higher educational settings.• Mobile learning- how to get started (switch on your cell phones)• Where to start and how to keep track of things, articles, learning, students and your Personal Learning Network without going crazy. This workshop will not only explore the theory and underlying issues surrounding the use of social media, but will also equip you with a basic set of tools and skills to take home with you and use in your learning environments. WHO SHOULD ATTEND• University Management & Leadership • ICT Program Directors/Managers• University Professors & Lecturers • E-learning Specialist• Deans & Department Directors • Multi-media & Software• Higher Education Researchers Developer/Specialist• University IT Directors/Managers • Technologist/Social Media• Education Administrators Specialist/Consultants• Government Senior Education Personnel • Curriculum Designers• State Department of Education • Education Policy Makers This highly practical and intensive workshop is organised by Global Prospectus Training – South Africa In Partnership with Centre for Education, Technology and Partnerships for Accelerated Development (CETPAD) Contact Numbers: +233302500523; + 233203337299; +23320268813832 • Email: info@cetpad.com ABOUT GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING (PTY) LTDGLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING is an information and training entity specializing in the deliveryof strategic insights and alternatives to both the private and public sectors. These insights are designed for across spectrum of industries and Government departments and are presented to market through BusinessForums, Workshops, Conferences and In-House Training. “Thinking beyond the Obvious” is the mantraand vision of our organisation. This vision has set Global Prospectus Training apart from the usual actors byaddressing the individual needs and concerns of each delegate through an expertly designed questionnaire aswell as producing Business Forms and Workshops with a view to increase pro active strategies and policies.These are some of the key areas in which Global Prospectus Training currently operates: Engineering, IT, Oil& Gas, Agriculture, Mining, FMCG and Retail, Financial Services, Marketing and Public Relations, Medi-cal and Pharmaceutical, HR Management, Small and Medium Enterprise amongst others.GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING (PTY) LTD. Chief Executive O er - Dhevaraj PillayJohannesburg - Tel: +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Marketing - m2@globalprospectus.co.za Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc.Pietermaritzburg - Tel: +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Design - www.designmaster.co.za (071 018 8355) Legal - DA Morris & Associates
  3. 3. WORKSHOP FOCUS TOPICSSession OneWhat is social media and how can we use it practically for teaching and learning?• Measuring where we are against were we should be (Teacher 1.0 vs teacher 3.01)• Overview of social media tools, advantages, barriers and issues• Digital footprints (Yours, ours and theirs) and why it is critical to have one CONFERENCE AGENDA• Creating your own Personal Learning Network (strategy and tools)• Dealing with issues (AUP’s, Firewalls, abuse, bandwidth...)Session TwoThe world is mobile- let’s use our mobile devices for teaching and learning.• Mobile Applications and tools for teaching and learning.• QR codes: Visual information and knowledge sharing• Creating an on-the-fly mobile learning site for your studentsSession ThreeThere are so many new tools. How do you choose the most efficient tool for the correctlearning context and outcome?The Basic Toolkit: (What, why, how, when)• Micro-blogging: (Twitter) Communicate and learn. How to use microblogging tools for open and closed discussions, assessment.• Blogging: (Wordpress, Blogger) Claiming your online presence• Wiki’s (Content management)- Working together• Social Networks (Facebook, Ning, Linkedin, Google+)• Social bookmarking (Delicious and Diigo) Creating a database of resources that is collaborative, cutting edge and cross platform.• File sharing and publishing (Dropbox, box.net, Scribd, Slideshare)• Office in the cloud (Googledocs, dropbox) Having your files accessible from anywhere.• RSS (Igoogle, Google reader, Netvibes) Connecting your social media platform without• going crazy.• Chat and conferencing (GTalk, Mxit, Skype, Nimbuzz, Facebook chat, Wiziq, Connect) YOUR EXPERT FACILITATOR Maggie Verster Maggie is an educational technologist and social media enthusiast based in South Africa. She is a passionate School 2.0 (social media) activist for teaching and learning with ICT’s and believes that educators need to incorporate social media tools into their teaching strategies in order to effectively engage a new generation of learners. She has delivered numerous peer reviewed papers, keynotes, conducted workshops and developedresources to assist teachers to effectively use ICT and social media for professional development and in theirclassrooms. She runs various online learning communities for teachers, is part of the top “twitterati” in SouthAfrica. She is currently developing ICT e-learning material for the Commonwealth of Learning. For moreinformation see her blog at www.school2.co.za or follow her learning tweets at www.twitter.com/maggie

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