Cs9832 Lecture1: Introduction to social media

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  • This presentation explores this participatory culture in Youtube and Second Life
  • Peers co-construct meaning and experiencesvia co-production of their own cultural and educational artefacts (Ito, 2008).
  • Cs9832 Lecture1: Introduction to social media

    1. 1. CS9832 Introduction to social media
    2. 2. social media are different from visual media
    3. 3. Databases • DYNAMIC Flow of information and data – RSS feeds, digg, digglab – Blogs: Youngpupil.com – Wiki: written for and by children – Online educational communities are flourishing • Free resources
    4. 4. Participatory Culture (Jenkins)  Peer based production and consumption of media  Facilitate users’ participation new tools and technologies enable consumers to archive, annotate, appropriate, and recirculate media content.  Mediate human relationships Do It Yourself (DYI) media allows Individuals and groups to participate in conversations Educators are exploring the impact of this participatory culture on education
    5. 5. Social Bookmark Research • Blogs to share ideas • Delicious to share research • Teachertube to share content
    6. 6. Social media = folk culture – Folk Culture respond to the need of people to be active social participants in the creation of their culture (Nolan and Bakan, 2009) • To share • To create (Janick, 2009) • To perform (McLuhan, 1967) Their own stories, experiences and knowledge – The network is a public sphere • Creation and participation to public discourse and culture
    7. 7. Social media are forms of living libraries Informal Learning Environments Where people are part of self organizing informal communities and institutions
    8. 8. Informal Communities of interests • Peers are learning within informal social networks based on their interests. • Learning happens by informal sharing of experiences (Freire, 1978) with members of communities of interests. • Social Constructivism: Peers learn from their own and other's experiences and social contexts (Vygotsky, 1978). • Cancerland
    9. 9. Learning within Informal Communities of Practices  Constructionist learning driven by discovery and experimentation (Papert, 1992). Lived experiences + Action create learning.
    10. 10. Some forms of Intelligence become collective Connective Intelligence (de Kerckhove) Collective Intelligence (Levy) In both cases: Culture and knowledge results from •Conversations between peers •Activities between peers Knowledge is the result of •Lived experience = expertise •Authentic and personal narratives •Co-creation by peers •Peers interests’
    11. 11. Open Source • Open source software • Schoolforge • Open Source Education Foundation Website • Free books • Operating system

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