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Email Is So Old School!<br />WCET, October 2009<br />
Presenters<br />Donna HallInstructional Design Team CoordinatorCCCOnlinedonna.hall@cccs.edu<br />Debra Warren Instructiona...
Ways to Communicate<br />3<br />Blogs <br />Chat rooms <br />Email <br />Facebook<br />Google docs<br />Hand signals/gestu...
How do you communicate with students?<br />4<br />
How do colleges communicate with students?<br />5<br />
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Is e-mail the best way to communicate with your students?<br />
Email is for Old People<br />8<br />According to teens, it’s [email] for talking to old people and for use by old people <...
Grand Rapids Community College Survey<br />Asked students about preferred electronic communication for: <br /><ul><li>Time...
Emergencies
Course related information from instructor</li></ul>9<br />
Grand Rapids Community College Survey (con’t)<br />10<br />Mobile Text Messages	1361	53.12%<br />Email	564	22.01%<br />Web...
eROI Study<br />11<br />74% of students surveyed did not want communication via email!<br />Source: http://www.eroi.com/st...
Pew Survey<br />12<br />Email continues to lose its luster among teens as texting, instant messaging, and social networkin...
How Do They Communicate?<br />13<br />
14<br />My Experience with a Student<br />Email<br />Message<br />One week later<br />
What Does Your Syllabus Say?<br />What You Can Expect of Me<br />Quick response to your email inquiries …<br />Communicati...
MicroBlogging<br />16<br />
Using MicroBlogs<br />17<br /><ul><li>Backchannel during live courses
Encourage conciseness
Notification
Directed tasks: share a link, etc
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Email Is So Old School

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If students today think email is old-school, how do we communicate with them? What should we have in our syllabi about communication methods? Social Networking has hit the mainstream and technologies such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and You Tube are at the forefront of this revolution. Join us as we explore ways to use these tools to enhance the educational experience.

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Email Is So Old School

  1. 1. Email Is So Old School!<br />WCET, October 2009<br />
  2. 2. Presenters<br />Donna HallInstructional Design Team CoordinatorCCCOnlinedonna.hall@cccs.edu<br />Debra Warren Instructional DesignerCCCOnline debra.warren@cccs.edu<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Ways to Communicate<br />3<br />Blogs <br />Chat rooms <br />Email <br />Facebook<br />Google docs<br />Hand signals/gestures <br />IMs <br />Listservs<br />Newsletters <br />Pen and paper <br />Person-to-person<br />Podcasts <br />Radio <br />Seminars <br />Skype<br />Smoke signals<br />Social Networks <br />Telephone <br />Television <br />Text messages <br />Twitter <br />Web sites <br />Wikis<br />YouTube <br />
  4. 4. How do you communicate with students?<br />4<br />
  5. 5. How do colleges communicate with students?<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />
  7. 7. Is e-mail the best way to communicate with your students?<br />
  8. 8. Email is for Old People<br />8<br />According to teens, it’s [email] for talking to old people and for use by old people <br />Lenhart, A. (2007) Email is for old people. APA 2007 Annual Convention <br />
  9. 9. Grand Rapids Community College Survey<br />Asked students about preferred electronic communication for: <br /><ul><li>Timely school closings
  10. 10. Emergencies
  11. 11. Course related information from instructor</li></ul>9<br />
  12. 12. Grand Rapids Community College Survey (con’t)<br />10<br />Mobile Text Messages 1361 53.12%<br />Email 564 22.01%<br />Web Site Popup 424 16.55%<br />RSS Feed 15 0.59%<br />None of the Above 198 7.73%<br />78% of students surveyed did not want communication via email!<br />Source: http://www.maxxomedia.com/blog/2008/12/18/how-students-communicate-online/<br />
  13. 13. eROI Study<br />11<br />74% of students surveyed did not want communication via email!<br />Source: http://www.eroi.com/student-email-marketing-social-networking-survey-results/?source=homepage<br />
  14. 14. Pew Survey<br />12<br />Email continues to lose its luster among teens as texting, instant messaging, and social networking sites facilitate more frequent contact with friends.<br />Source: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2007/Teens-and-Social-Media/1-Summary-of-Findings.aspx?r=1<br />
  15. 15. How Do They Communicate?<br />13<br />
  16. 16. 14<br />My Experience with a Student<br />Email<br />Message<br />One week later<br />
  17. 17. What Does Your Syllabus Say?<br />What You Can Expect of Me<br />Quick response to your email inquiries …<br />Communications About Difficulties/Absences:<br />It is your responsibility to contact me in a timely manner if you become ill …<br />15<br />
  18. 18. MicroBlogging<br />16<br />
  19. 19. Using MicroBlogs<br />17<br /><ul><li>Backchannel during live courses
  20. 20. Encourage conciseness
  21. 21. Notification
  22. 22. Directed tasks: share a link, etc
  23. 23. “Time Tweet”</li></li></ul><li>Social Networking Sites<br />18<br />Ning<br />
  24. 24. Using Social Networks<br />19<br />Get information to students<br />Start discussion forums<br />Post helpful websites<br />Easy way to post videos, pictures<br />Advertise your course<br />Homework help<br />
  25. 25. Video Sharing Sites<br />20<br />iTunes U<br />
  26. 26. Using Video Sharing<br />21<br />Groups<br />Upload videos for class<br />Students to upload videos<br />Post links to videos <br />Scavenger hunts for helpful videos<br />
  27. 27. Questions or Comments?<br />22<br />

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