Early years, was evaluated from a journalistic perspective, a form of citizen journalism. Coming of age hit shortly after the war in Iraq started. Heavy on political blogs, etc. Now wide spectrum – personal, professional, milblogs, mommy blogs…
RSS Feeds have become a crucial tool for social media users.
Open, accessible, content is in constant editing mode.
Prepare presentation material, collaborative writing projects, group research projects.
Think Mumbai attacks, earthquake in China, Iran elections, etc. Demographic mostly in thirties.
Twittories – where each student adds to a line of a creative story line.
Institute of Technology - Student Lab within Second Life, for student collaboration projects, to explore virtual worlds/building design.
Case Western University offers campus tours in Second Life, for students unable to attend physical campus. Creates a sense of community.
Social Media And Higher Education
Presentation for JCC Start-Up Week<br />CarleenHuxley<br />8.24.09<br />Social Media and Higher Education<br />
Social mediais media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media supports the human need for social interaction with technology, transforming broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers.<br />~ Wikipedia<br />Define<br />
Encouraging usual more passive participants to be more active in discussion.</li></ul>Freshman Comp Teacher<br />extends learning space beyond the rigidity of the physical classroom<br />fosters relationships among the students <br />vests students more in their own learning experience. <br />Blogs helped students find their voice.<br />Source: http://elearn.arizona.edu/blogs/bestpractices/index.html<br />