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Statuses, and tweets, and yaks! OCPA 2015

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This was my first professional presentation which I presented at OCPA 2015 Annual Conference with my co-worker Jamie Laughner.

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Statuses, and tweets, and yaks! OCPA 2015

  1. 1. Statuses, and tweets, and yaks! Oh my! Shane Young Jamie Laughner
  2. 2. The Social Media Rundown • Social media is still on the rise • The next several slides will show provide you definitions of various social media and provide data on their usage among relevant age categories
  3. 3. Facebook • “a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet” (Facebook, n.d.)
  4. 4. Stats • 18-29: 84%-87% • Some College: 75%-71% • College: 68%-74% (Retrieved from Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, Lenhart, &Madden, 2015)
  5. 5. Twitter • “a cross between instant messaging and blogging that allows users to send short (140-characters) updates” (Reuben, n.d.)
  6. 6. Stats • 18-29: 31%-37% • Some College: 18%-24% • College: 18%-30% (Retrieved from Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, Lenhart, &Madden, 2015)
  7. 7. Instagram • “a fun quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures” (FAQ, n.d.)
  8. 8. Stats • 18-29: 37%-53% • Some College: 21%-31% • College: 15%24% (Retrieved from Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, Lenhart, &Madden, 2015)
  9. 9. LinkedIn • “a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally” (What is LinkedIn, n.d.)
  10. 10. Stats • 18-29: 15%23% • Some College: 16%-22% • College: 13%-21% (Retrieved from Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, Lenhart, &Madden, 2015)
  11. 11. Pinterest • “Pinterest is a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests, hand-picked by people like you” (What’s Pinterest, n.d.)
  12. 12. Stats • 18-29: 27%-34% • Some College: 20%-30% • College: 25%-32% (Retrieved from Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, Lenhart, &Madden, 2015)
  13. 13. And many more!
  14. 14. Questions for the audience • Why is social media important in general? • Why is social media important to us as student affairs practitioners?
  15. 15. Why is social media important? • Data trends are showing that social media usage is increasing • More of our students will be utilizing social media • Institutions are increasingly utilizing social media as a means to reach out to engage students • Social media is a coping mechanism for students who are undergoing transitions (first year students especially)
  16. 16. Transitions • Schlossberg’s Transition Theory • A transition is any event, or non-event that results in changed relationships, routines, assumptions, and roles • Perception is important • 4S Model • Situation • Self • Social Support • Strategies Retrieved from Goodman, J. Schlossberg, N. and Anderson, M. (2006)
  17. 17. Social Support • Self belief is an important aspect in student success and adjustment to college • Social media plays a factor in students self-belief Retrieved from Deandrea, D., Ellison, N., Larose, R., Steinfield, C., & Fiore, A. (2012).
  18. 18. Why is social media important to us? •STUDENT DEVELOPMENT!
  19. 19. Social Media, Students, and Us • We need to meet students where they are • They are not really on Google Hangout, but are more likely to be tweeting about OSU’s victory • Even when they are at a physical place they are not always there (mobile phones) • Challenge and support extends outside the classroom • It doesn’t end at the login page • Cognitive dissonance can occur not just face to face, but through a myriad of ways
  20. 20. Institutional responsibility • Most institutions have an online presence • How many of your offices have an online presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc)? • How many of you interact with students on those platforms? • Institutions have a responsibility to respond to their students
  21. 21. Ways an institution/office can respond • Overt • Tweet/Comment Back • Covert • Send an email or direct message to the student
  22. 22. Keep in mind • Keep it short and direct. • Employ data and stories. • Use strong but respectful language
  23. 23. References • Deandrea, D., Ellison, N., Larose, R., Steinfield, C., & Fiore, A. (2012). Serious social media: On the use of social media for improving students' adjustment to college. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(1), 15-23. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/article.cgi?issn=10967516&issue=v15i0001&article=15_ss motufisatc • Duggan, M., Ellison, N., Lampe, C., Lenhart, A., & Madden, M. (2015, January 9). Social Media Update 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2015. • Facebook. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.cs.utexas.edu/focs- partners/facebook • FAQ. (n.d.). Instagram FAQ. Retrieved January 15, 2015. • Goodman, J. Schlossberg, N. and Anderson, M. (2006). Counseling adults in transition. Springer Publishing: NY. • Reuben, R. (n.d.). The Use of Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communications: A Guide for Professionals in Higher Education. Retrieved January 12, 2015, from http://www.ciff.net/seminarioformanciononline/DocumentoSeminarioII.pdf • What is LinkedIn? (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/LinkedIn • What's Pinterest. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from https://about.pinterest.com/en/whats-pinterest

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