Social Media inEducationR. John RobertsonCETL One Session WonderUW Oshkosh 2013-03-06
IntroductionsWhy Im talking about thisSaying helloA session of question raising
TechnologiesCommunication and status tools● Twitter /FacebookBookmarking tools● Delcious/ Diigo / Scoop.it / Pinterest / etc.Blogs● (sort of, but also another discussion about what is publishing; digital scholarship etc.)
TechnologiesAffordances of social media- not controlled (vulnerability?)- often instant (expectations of a response?)- brief (what sort of communication)- more or less open/ public (boundaries?)- distant community made local (whichcommunity?)
Twitter - my tool of choicepublic#concisebookmarkishdistributed organisationdistributed community of practicenetwork of tools and servicesnetwork is easy and easy to flex
Changes AheadBut pick a tool and remember that its not yoursthink about data exporthold the community tightly and platform lightly ;replicate contacts across toolsbe aware that the community and technology IStransitory (e.g. tweetdeck)
Public accessWhat you do online, especially with socialmedia is *public*Yes, there are various privacy protectionmechanisms but once you write and share it itsoutside of your control.Think about privacy and creating space forothers
Automaton or person?What do you tweet?Do you create, share, or discuss?Does @yournamehere produce a response?
Personhood & online identity"It is only when we bring the personal (not the private) toour discourse that we understand the rich complexity ofindividual being out of which civilization is built–or out ofwhich it ought to be built.[...] Sharing the personal, as distinguished from oversharingthe private, means engaging with personhood in all itsmessy and glorious complexity, and all its potential, too. If,as Jon Udell reminds us, “context is a service we providefor each other,” the context is not merely informational, noris it about matters that should remain private." Gardner Campbell http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=2039
Professional DevelopmentHelping the academic debate, conference chat,journal paper, and water cooler integrate intoan online world.How do you interact with your peers?What parts of that might replicate to an onlineenvironment?What wont?
Professional DevelopmentFind a Friend?Lets go exploring...
In and around the classroomThinking about your classroomIs tech an opportunity or a distraction?Does it support or conflict with your pedagogyand objectives for a given activity?Are there private options or safe spaces?Are you ensuring that youre Ferpa compliant?
Twitter reference- the embedded librarian (@efilgo)Dialoguing with the Instructor● A class tag #● Encouraging students to tweet the class and their questions● Linking to relevant library and online resources● Promoting discussion, articulating and sharing ideas, developing insight● Folding resources into the class and coursework, and the course into a wider world
Open classroomsIf a student is online in your class are theydistracted, processing, or engaging?What happens when you extend theclassroom? and include other voices?What happens when the venue for discussionis outwith your control?
Can you dig it?http://ds106.usA digitalstorytellingcourse ... oncampus forcredit but opento the world
Is that it?Networkanalysis andanalytics,theres more...by@mhawksey
Is that it? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtuuXRnPa9VJdG9mYXJWZFJlb29BWUlZQTF4V1ZzNGc&usp=sharinghttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtuuXRnPa9VJdGpBN0NNRWNicUtTdXNQajVRelJwaVE&usp=sharing
Making things tangible again...Capturing thetransitory with StorifyReclaiming the datawith Momento (etc.)and twitter archives> making the digitalphysical again.
Further readingGardner Campbell (2013) "Personal, Not Private" http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=2039Martin Weller (2011) The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Changing Academic Practice (OAversion: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/DigitalScholar_9781849666275/book-ba-9781849666275.xml )Ellen Hampton Filgo (2011) “#Hashtag Librarian: Embedding Myself Into a Class via Twitter andBlogs”, Computers in Libraries, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 78-80.Martin Hawksey (ongoing) http://mashe.hawksey.infoTanya Joosten (2012) Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best PracticeNicola Osborne (2011) "Using social media in education, Part 1: Opportunity, risk, and policy"http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/industry/library/ind-educ-social-media1/index.html______ (2012) "Using social media in education, Part 2: Tools, support, and technical issues"http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/industry/library/ind-educ-social-media2/index.html