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Next Step Carolyn

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From our Nov 12 Social Networking Software Lunch on Learning

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Next Step Carolyn

  1. 1. Wrap Up & Next Steps
  2. 2. Lessons Learned: Strengths • Opportunities for communication
  3. 3. Lessons Learned: Strengths • Opportunities for communication • Build relationships; student 2 student and instructor 2 student
  4. 4. Lessons Learned: Strengths • Opportunities for communication – communication tool • Build relationships; student 2 student and instructor 2 student
  5. 5. Lessons Learned: Concerns • Platform is not as robust as other university and web tools
  6. 6. Lessons Learned: Concerns • Platform is not as robust as other university and web tools • Establishing boundaries and avoiding conflict of interest
  7. 7. Lessons Learned: Concerns • Platform is not as robust as other university and web tools • Establishing boundaries and avoiding conflict of interest • Students may not want us there – creepy tree house
  8. 8. Is it appropriate? • 33% somewhat inappropriate • 35% somewhat appropriate • 22% undecided • 4% very inappropriate • 6% very appropriate Mazer, Murphy & Simonds. (2007). I’ll See You On “Facebook”: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate. Communication Education 56 (1), 1-17.
  9. 9. Facebook Group • Gee, I don’t think I want my professors on facebook anymore 17 members
  10. 10. Facebook Groups • Faculty Ethics on Facebook o 583 members
  11. 11. Lessons Learned: Other Concerns?
  12. 12. Suggestions • Professional and transactional
  13. 13. Suggestions • Professional and transactional o Accept all student friend requests or none o Remember public nature of comments; protect student privacy o Focus on course-related topics
  14. 14. Suggestions • Professional and transactional • Consider a shared agreement
  15. 15. Suggestions • Professional and transactional • Consider a shared agreement • Determine how much to self-disclose o Photos, interests, campus groups
  16. 16. My professional presence
  17. 17. Other suggestions?
  18. 18. Social Web for Professional Development • Engage in the social life of your discipline o Join an academic SNS
  19. 19. Google Notebook • Social Networking Services for Academics http://tinyurl.com/AcademicSNS
  20. 20. Social Web for Professional Development • Engage in the social life of your profession o Join an academic SNS o Subscribe to a blog o Collaborate using online tools o Create a Facebook Group for your course
  21. 21. Open Office Hours Ask questions, Get advice and Hands-on Help • In the Faculty Room, AH 1109 o Tomorrow, Nov. 13, 12:00 to 1:30 o Friday, Nov. 14, 11:30 to 1:00 o Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9:00 to 10:30
  22. 22. References Let’s just be friends. (June 20, 2008). The Chronicle of Higher Education. A28-29. Mazer, Murphy & Simonds. (2007). I’ll See You On “Facebook”: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate. Communication Education 56 (1), 1-17. Schools grapple with teachers’ Facebook use. (October 10, 2008). eSchool News. http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=55535

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