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Social Networking

  1. 1. Phil Greaney, IET
  2. 2. This presentation is for those new to social networking
  3. 3. This is a whistle-stop tour and there’s little time for the detailed exploration it deserves. So…
  4. 4. … I’ve added lots of resources to the end of this presentation that you can look at in your own time…
  5. 5. … by downloading or viewing this presentation online.
  6. 16. <ul><li>So far, we’ve looked at two examples to illustrate how – broadly speaking – the web is full of social networks… </li></ul>
  7. 17. <ul><li>…but now I want to direct our focus to a narrow definition of social networking. </li></ul>
  8. 18. <ul><li>If Flickr collects and shares photos </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious collects and shares bookmarks… </li></ul>
  9. 26. <ul><li>People create identities, friends and groups. </li></ul>
  10. 27. <ul><li>Users add details about themselves (interests, workplace, relationships, and so on). </li></ul>
  11. 28. <ul><li>Users add media, including photos, video, sound clips and so on. </li></ul>
  12. 29. <ul><li>Users communicate with each other with public, private and real-time messages. </li></ul>
  13. 30. <ul><li>Users add ‘applications’, add-ins which provide additional functionality. </li></ul>
  14. 32. <ul><li>Technologically feasible : sites are free to join, easy to use and run on technology like mobiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Large userbase : if only we could create an educational community with a userbase like Facebook … </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining communities : for distance learners without a ‘bricks and mortar’ campus (and even those that have), social networks can create and sustain a richly variable and geographically-scattered community. </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces : creates different spaces for working and ‘socialising’ within a single site, creating formal and informal networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich functionality : writing apps (widgets, gadgets) can add specific functionality to an existing social network: Course Profiles; My OU Story. </li></ul>
  15. 34. <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul>
  16. 35. <ul><li>Demanding of time, energy </li></ul>
  17. 36. <ul><li>Change </li></ul>
  18. 37. Social networking is an online approximation of real world relationships. But it is also much more than that. What social networks are and what that might mean for the web in general and education in particular we have yet to discover…
  19. 40. <ul><li>You can view and download this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>from the following web address: </li></ul>Phil Greaney Institute of Educational Technology [email_address] Follow me on Twitter
  20. 41. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking Learn About Guide </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking in plain English video </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>What is social networking? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Map of Web 2.0 apps HQs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>List of social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Social network services’ definition from Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking blog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the internet, it’s likely you use broadband </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 42. <ul><li>Social networking in education </li></ul><ul><li>OU Facebook Position Statement (PDF) (Internal only) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>H800 is a course that makes use of social networking (Internal only) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>UK University pages on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook in Wolverhampton University </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Make friends before you start’: Facebook Guardian Article </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A search of the tags ‘social_networking’ and ‘education’ in everyone’s Delicious </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 (a site about Web 2.0 in education that uses the Ning platform) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>OpenLearn social networks </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning at Sheffield Hallam </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 43. <ul><li>Tools for sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How to get the most out of Flickr (and what it does) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for using Flickr </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online photo sharing in plain English </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious (formerly </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A search for ‘social_networking’ on Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>List of social bookmarking sites </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking in plain English </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 44. Some social software tools Slideshare Citeulike (academic social bookmarking socftware) SocialLearn presentation (Martin Weller) Dipity (timeline creation software) Google maps Facebook
  24. 45. E-learning references, with especial focus on collaborative activities and learning Brown, R. (2001) ‘The process of community-building in distance learning classes’, JALN , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 18–35; also available online at Carson, S. (2005) MIT OCW 2004 Programme Evaluation Findings Report , Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; also available online at Castells, M. (2001) The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (New York: Oxford University Press) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (2002) How Do People Learn? , CIPD Dalsgaard, C. (2006) ‘Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems’, European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning [online], Dirkx, J and Smith, R ‘Learning to Learn in Online Collaborative Groups’ in Roberts, T. (ed) (2004) Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice (Information Science Publishing: London) Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2004) The connecticon: learning for the connected generation (Information Age, US) Paulsen, M.F. (2002) Online Education Systems: Discussion and Definition of Terms [online], Roberts, T. (2005) (ed) Computer-supported Collaborative Learning in Higher Education (Idea Group: London) Karen Swan and Peter Shea ‘The development of virtual learning communities’ in Hiltz, S. and Goldman, R. (ed) (2005) Learning Together Online: Research on Asynchronous Learning Networks (Lawrence Erlbaum, New Jersey) Weller, M. 2007 ‘Is education intrinsically a bit dull?’ EdTechie Blog
  25. 46. <ul><li>All photos are from Flickr unless other stated and are subject to the Creative Commons Licence agreement ( ) </li></ul>StabiloBoss’s photostream at: davidking’s photostream Cougar-studio’s photostream MatthewField’s photostream Luc Legay’s photostream
  26. 47. Julie70’s photostream 185Queen’s photostream JimGrant’s photostream Joriel ‘Joz’ Jimenez’s photostream bejealousofme's photostream Dave-F’s photostream
  27. 48. jurveston’s photostream kk+ photostream Matt Hamm’s photostream