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Forum on the use of social media in the university classroom

  1. 1. Social Media Workshop<br />March 21st 2011, Ryerson<br />
  2. 2. Discussion: Use of Social Media (20 mn)<br />(1 answer per post-it note)<br />What is your interest in social media?<br />What discipline do you come from?<br />Do you use Social Media in your classroom? (Why or why not?)<br />Do your students use social media? (What for?)<br />Does your profession use social media? (If yes, what for?)<br />
  3. 3. Some Stats…. About Social Media<br />
  4. 4. The 21st Century Workplace uses Social Media<br />
  5. 5. Mind Shift ?<br /><ul><li>Jimmy Wales on Collaboration: Drastic different approach to ethics and values
  6. 6. Different values require different Infrastructures</li></li></ul><li>Participation Relies on a Different Form of Intelligence<br />Social Intelligence<br />The C Factor: Canergie Research<br />Collective Intelligence<br />Conversations/listening<br />Building communities of Interest and practices<br />
  7. 7. Emerging Infrastructures <br />
  8. 8. From The Bloom Information as Learning Age <br />
  9. 9. To The Age of Learning Through Experience <br />
  10. 10. To Socially Situated Participation<br />Source:<br />
  11. 11. Digital Citizen<br />According to Howard Rheingold Network literacieseducation needs to addressed<br />Attention<br />Collaboration<br />Critical Consumption<br />Network Awareness<br />Participation<br />
  12. 12. Digital workforce<br />According to corporate culture, 21st Century, students’ learning should include:<br />1. Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes<br />2. Learning and Innovation Skills  <br /><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation
  13. 13. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  14. 14. Communication and Collaboration </li></ul>3. Information, Media and Technology Skills<br /><ul><li>Information Literacy
  15. 15. Media Literacy
  16. 16. ICT Literacy</li></ul>4. Life and Career Skills <br />Source:<br />
  17. 17. Discussion: social learning inPedagogy and Curriculum (15 mn)<br />Do you feel comfortable teaching these new skills? Why?<br />
  18. 18. Often Mentioned Barrier<br />How can I teaching things I don’t know or do not use?<br />Potential solution: social constructivist and constructionist learning scaffolding<br />
  19. 19. Constructivist Scaffolding<br />
  20. 20. Constructionism Focuses on technological Learning<br />
  21. 21. Iterative Layers to Knowledge Scaffolding<br />Physical/informal connection to making (individual)<br />Activities of interest<br />Learning norms (with peers or teacher)<br />Family/information/social/making/professional norms<br />i.e. lecture, home life<br />i.e. youtube<br />Hacking norms (with peers)<br />Experimenting with transforming norms to one’s own purpose<br />Making a project/testing new hypothesis<br />Reflecting upon hacking (with teacher)<br />Mindfulness (reflect while making)<br />
  22. 22. Social Media Is a Norm for Students<br />"We all already have Facebook. It saves us signing up for another service that doesn't even operate as well. We all know how Facebook works too. Its a great platform to collaborate on as  Facebook, for many young people has become an extension of their social selves. Its also a fairly reliable service to get in contact with someone. For a lot of us, checking and surfing Facebook regularly has become second nature, so you'll probably hear back from whoever your getting in contact with."- Connor Crawford"The new group feature for Facebook came in really handy for group assignments this year, the majority of us students already have a Facebook account, and it was really easy to get a group organized. One person set up the group and added all of our members to it and that was it. It worked really well for a way to contact all members of our group at once, picking out times to meet and where, or ask a simple question and have all group member's input. The group, once created has a separate wall, where only members can write and share on. It was also really helpful when we wanted to share content, you just uploaded a picture or a document and everyone in the group had access to it. This made it really easy to share everything collectively and set up our website. We have actually kept the group running and still use it in our class this semester, we've just added a few new members. This way of communicating was really effective, instantaneous and simple. "- Stephanie Redmond<br />
  23. 23. Co-constructed Knowledge Scaffolding: Creating Learning Networks<br />Formalize informal connection to making<br />Create a bridge between teacher-student-professional fields of interests<br />Learning norms (with peers and teacher, professionals)<br />Inform each other through research projects presentations<br />Hacking norms (with peers)<br />Develop a new form together in ]/for the classroom<br />Reflecting upon hacking (with teacher)<br />Mindfulness (reflect while making)<br />
  24. 24. Scaffolding In Pedagogy and Curriculum<br />Do you use any type of scaffolding in the design of your class and your program’s curriculum?<br />Can you adapt these methods to social media?<br />What activities can you think of to develop a learning network in your classroom that bridges your knowledge and communication methods with those of your students?<br />
  25. 25. Discussion: Pedagogy and Curriculum (20 mn)<br />What scaffolding activities, if any, do you think can promote Digital Citizenry in your classrooms? What activities could you create to enhance these skills?<br />Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes<br />2. Learning and Innovation Skills <br /><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation , Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication and Collaboration </li></ul>3. Information, Media and Technology Skills<br /><ul><li>Information Literacy, Media Literacy , ICT Literacy</li></ul>4. Life and Career Skills<br />5. Network literacies education needs to addressed<br />Attention, Collaboration, Critical Consumption, Network Awareness, Participation<br /> <br />
  26. 26. Experimenting With Learning Networks<br />Source:<br />
  27. 27. Emerging Mobile Learning Networks Model <br />Incorporates informal learning opportunities:<br /><ul><li> acknowledging that innovation exists outside of institutions;
  28. 28. accepting peer culture within fluid institutional boundaries;
  29. 29. facilitate new infrastructures for informal learning;
  30. 30. personal interest drives learning.</li></ul>Education socializes us to:<br /><ul><li> mixed spheres of social/learning interactions;
  31. 31. the value of intrinsic interest and motivation;
  32. 32. the value of personal, practical knowledge;
  33. 33. alternative ways of knowing.</li></li></ul><li>Curriculum Scaffolding<br />Course one: introduction to the environment<br />Course two: introduction to documentation<br />Course three: Hack process (make it your own)<br />Course four: Critiques<br />
  34. 34. Some examples<br />Researching social media: Team Work, team 14, team 11?<br />Blogs?<br />Youtube?<br />Online communities?<br />