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  1. 1. Using Social Media for Professional Development Sue Tucker & Zachary Watt Learning and Teaching Week 2016
  2. 2. Topics How do you define “social media”? What are the benefits of using Social Media in education? What platforms come to mind? How do others use Social Media for professional development? Making it personal – what’s in it for me? Be aware – some policies
  3. 3. How do you define “social media”?
  4. 4. What are the benefits of using Social Media in education?
  5. 5. #1 Find great resources, lesson plans & conferences
  6. 6. #2 Share your resources and ideas Slideshare
  7. 7. #3 Follow amazing educators and their blogs
  8. 8. #4 Get support when needed 1 minute CPD
  9. 9. #5 Make International Connections
  10. 10. #7 Collaborate globally on projects CLMOOC 2015 international-collaborators
  11. 11. What platforms come to mind? See for more
  12. 12. How do others use Social Media for CPD? Platform How it’s being used Google+ Join communities and participate in discussions LinkedIn Join relevant industry groups and participate in discussions Twitter Follow industry groups, businesses, individuals; join twitter chats, take notes at conference, conference backchannel Facebook Join professional groups; follow relevant industry groups, businesses, individuals Slideshare Sharing of training resources Delicious, Diigo, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr Collating ideas, sharing of resources and following others
  13. 13. Making it personal – what’s in it for me?
  14. 14. Be aware – some policies • Use of Social Media at CDU is covered in three different policies • CDU supports participation in social media technologies. • The use of social media for learning and teaching purposes is outlined in the Learnline Policy (draft) and is separate to the Social Media Policy. • Official posts must comply with the Media and Public Commentary Policy. • Staff members are NOT to use the University name as part of their username/handle/screen name if making personal comments. • Acceptable Use – refer to the dot points of the Social Media Policy for clear guidance.
  15. 15. Be aware – personal protection • Don’t post personal identifying information (date of birth, address, etc) • Don’t engage with trolls • Anything of concern: “Ignore. Block. Report”
  16. 16. References and Links CDU Social Media Policy CDU Media and Public Commentary Policy Internet trolls internet-troll.htm of-the-trolls/ A Guide to Social Media for Learning from GCU, UK
  17. 17. References and Links Gilly Salmon blog Craig Kemp blog The Ed Techie blog Slideshare Hybrid pedagogy 1 minute CPD Conversation prism Learning wheel CLMOOC 2015 flexible-open-courses-cmoocs-with-international-collaborators
  18. 18. With thanks Stuart Kelly @stuartkellynz Jenny Grabiec @JennyGrabiec Deb Millar @learningwheel Sylvia Duckworth @sylviaduckworth Craig Kemp @mrkempnz Wendy Taleo @wentale James Clay @jamesclay
  19. 19. Session feedback We appreciate your feedback which helps us improve.
  20. 20. Getting started with Twitter Sue Tucker and Zachary Watt Learning and Teaching Week 2016
  21. 21. Topics Why use Twitter for professional development? Find people to follow Using @ and # appropriately Sending, replying, retweeting and quoting
  22. 22. Why Twitter for PD?
  23. 23. Edchats #1
  24. 24. Edchats #2
  25. 25. Edchats #3 Participate Learning Calendar Some of our favourites: #digitaledchat #AussieED #digiped #PubPD #includEDau And the new #AusVETchat Starting on Wednesday
  26. 26. Conference backchannels
  27. 27. Conference backchannels
  28. 28. Conference backchannels
  29. 29. Taking notes
  30. 30. Find people to follow
  31. 31. Find people to follow
  32. 32. Using @ @ is an address and will send a notification to a particular person or organisation. @wentale @sueinasp @CDUni @ZacInDarwin
  33. 33. Using # # is a means of tracking a topic or conversation Anybody can search and follow a hashtag. Nothing is private! #LTWeek2016 #CDUnistaff #2016NVC #AussieEd #edtech #altc “Hashtags are the coffee houses of the internet” - Mark McGuire @mark_mcguire
  34. 34. Send and reply
  35. 35. Retweet and quote
  36. 36. Help! I didn’t mean to send that!
  37. 37. Other tools Tagboard – the social search & display platform
  38. 38. Other tools Tweetdeck – organise your Twitter feed
  39. 39. Join us on Wednesday at 1pm for #AusVETchat Topic: Doing Industry Engagement Better
  40. 40. In summary
  41. 41. References and Links Participate Learning Tagboard Tweetdeck
  42. 42. With thanks Stuart Kelly @stuartkellynz Jenny Grabiec @JennyGrabiec Deb Millar @learningwheel Sylvia Duckworth @sylviaduckworth Craig Kemp @mrkempnz Wendy Taleo @wentale James Clay @jamesclay
  43. 43. Session feedback We appreciate your feedback which helps us improve.

Editor's Notes

  • Welcoe
  • What are your thoughts.
    Pass the microphone around, Alice then Cas
    Or write in text chat box
    ·         ICQ, MSN Messenger, MySpace.... #digitaledchat Anything that people use to connect online
    ·         Social media is anything that allows collaboration (whether it be positive or negative) and the dissemination of info.
    ·         Key word- collaboration.
    ·         online tools that we connect with others through, fast, convenient, fun
    ·         Platforms that allow individuals to share content and engage in social interactions/networking
    ·         SM is any application with the ability to share, comment on or collect information. If it connects people it's SM.
    ·         (Googled): websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
    ·         SoMe - tools that allow communication, collaboration, collating & sharing of info. 
    ·         An interactive platform which enables networking of some type
  • Will look at a few of these in more detail
  • 3 conferences
    ALT – 3 days last week in UK. Great sessions on Learning technologies. Some live streamed

    Blackboard – a couple of weeks ago. We’re hosting next year.

    VELG #2016NVC on Thu & Fri
  • Slideshare – share your own or find others

  • Blogs
  • @1minuteCPD plus Twitter & Facebook
  • Conversations with Educators in UK
  • Wendy – CLMOOC & global story writing
  • Do you use any of these? Or any others?
  • Talk from slide
  • Sue - 12 Apps of Christmas – course over 2 weeks with a new app each day
    Sue – digitaledchat – weekly twitter on Monday evenings
    Zac – 1 minute CPD
    Wendy – CLMOOC & postcards
  • Talk from slide
  • Talk from slide
  • Please fill out feedback form or go online now
  • Digitaledchat – twitterchats
    ALTC/1minute CPD – conference backchannel (esp with VELG coming up)
    Note taking
  • Calendar listing all registered chats each day, 30 – 50 every day!
  • Kahiwa at VELG 2014 tweeted box with instructions
    Sue made box in Alice and tweeted back
    Beginning of lots of conversations
  • ALTC last week – 1 min CPD not live streamed but we wanted to see it. Asked if anyone could Periscope (live video app)
    They did 
  • Tweet & reply
    Get your notes – as well as anyone else who replies, in a timeline
  • Who we follow
  • Who we follow
  • In the time it takes you to go to “Delete Tweet” it could have already been retweeted or quoted.

    Think first, think second, Tweet third
  • Tagboard – collated # from Twitter, facebook, Instagram, Google+
  • Great if you want to follow more than 1 hashtag, or want to schedule tweets for when you are busy