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The Social Life of a Note

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This version includes the key points generated during the workshop, as well as the workshop activity. Check out melsig.shu.ac.uk for further outputs from the MELSIG workshop from the 8th January event at Nottingham Trent University

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The Social Life of a Note

  1. 1. THE SOCIAL LIFE OF A NOTE NOTE MAKING STRATEGIES THAT USE SOCIAL MEDIA ANDREW MIDDLETON & HELEN KAY @andrewmid @helenkay_63
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Understand notes as the narrative 'life blood' of learning and how the digital and social context can enhance this Shifting from the lonely note taker to peer note makers What Share our knowledge and experience Work through a series of activities that shift us from the simple act of taking notes to note making with digital and social media by • Recording notes • Reducing notes • Reshaping notes • Revising from notes 10 minutes
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION How • Establish teams and team roles • Assign scenarios For each 10 minute activity Compare and consider your own practice and experience. Ask, • what you already do, then • what could you do to enhance the activity using social media Look at the media and technology boxes for inspiration Then, on your poster write: • how you propose to use the digital and social media for this stage of the note making process 10 minutes
  4. 4. RECORD & GATHER LISTEN, WATCH, SEARCH AND LEARN Using your allocated scenario discuss how Digital and social media can be used to captures notes Consider what media and technologies you will use Pick one strategy for recording or gathering notes and add it to your poster 15 minutes
  5. 5. REDUCE, SUMMARISE OR CLARIFY Digital and social media can be used to reduce and clarify the notes you have recorded or gathered Consider what media and technologies you will use Pick one strategy for reducing, clarifying and summarising notes and add it to your poster 10 minutes
  6. 6. REPRESENT & RESHAPE Digital and social media can be used to reshape the notes you have already developed Consider what media and technologies you will use Pick one strategy for representing or reshaping your notes and add it to your poster 10 minutes
  7. 7. REVISE & REFLECT Digital and social media can be used to develop your learning by designing a revision aid. How can you put what you have already developed into a form that will help you later? Consider what media and technologies you will use Pick one strategy for revising with or reflecting on your notes and add it to your poster 10 minutes
  8. 8. DISCUSS To what extent can we advocate the use of social media for note making? We will record this discussion and put it on SoundCloud (of course) Together we will construct our last slide: 5 key points on social media note making 10 minutes
  9. 9. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IF WE ARE TO DEVELOP SOCIAL MEDIA NOTE MAKING? 1. Ability of students to work collaboratively rather than competitively 2. The need for students to have the necessary skills 3. Knowing the difference between personal self/presence and academic/professional presence 4. Accommodate diversity, preferences, inclusivity 5. Access to devices and ability to use them effectively 6. Privacy issues being in the public sometimes 7. Motivation to do the note making, engagement related to assessment? 8. Having a shared strategy (or not) 9. Folksonomies, curation, tagging, ability to re-access notes in the social sphere 10. Confidence to take part equally as a member of a social media collaboration 11. Social and personal confidences, fear of ridicule, avatars, pseudonyms, handles 12. Being able to use private forms of social media eg Yammer, private blog, etc…
  10. 10. REFERENCES Beecher, J. (1988). Note-taking: what do we know about the benefits? ERIC Digest 12 MacNeill, F. (2015). 'Approaching apps for learning, teaching and research', in ed., A. Middleton Smart learning: Teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education, Media- Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group and Sheffield Hallam University. Pauk, W. (1989) How to study in college. 4th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin

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