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Social medialearningmedia

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This is a workshop I did for Stamford Int'l. University faculty to start exploring ways we can integrate social media in the classroom. Students all use facebook, many use twitter and foursquare, so why not communicate with them in their own medium?

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Social medialearningmedia

  1. 1. STIUTeaching & LearningWorkshop, 1 December 2010
  2. 2. Overview  Today’s Social Media Landscape  Characteristics of social media  Social media statistics – Pearson Survey  Social media in education  Brainstorming social media @ Stamford  Share your ideas
  3. 3. Social Media Landscape “Social media is any form of online publication or presence that allows end users to engage in multi- directional conversations in or around the content on the website.” --- onlinematters.com So what?  Size: 500M+ users on facebook; 80 MTwitterers  Visibility: Abhisit, Obama, Lady Gaga  Reach: mobile phones, Internet devices
  4. 4. Social Media In Use  Used for …  Communication, networking, collaboration, multimedia, entertainment, education, marketing, travel, shopping  Used with …  Facebook,Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, LinkedIn, Skype, blogspot, YouTube …  Gowalla, groupon, delicious, slideshare, flowtown  Stamford Quiz  Pearson Education social media survey  March, 2010  10,000 teachers w/ 939 respondents  Look @ results slideshare.net/PearsonLearningSolutions/pearson-socialmediasurvey2010
  5. 5. Twitter in the Uni  Group discussion summary  Class discussion participation  Continue discussion outside of class  Sharing teaching tactics  Send review questions
  6. 6. Blogs in the Uni  Classroom management (announcements, handouts, etc.)  Collaboration  Tech support  Creative writing  Student profiles  Discussions
  7. 7. in the Uni  Animations & simulations  Professional presentations  Interviews with celebrities  Video tutorials
  8. 8. Skype in the Uni  One-on-one Spanish tutoring  Webcam chats in a foreign language  Student advising for distance education  Office hours
  9. 9. Facebook in the Uni  Blogs, writing  Role playing, games  Reading circle
  10. 10. It’s Your Turn  How would you/ do you use social media in your classes?  Brainstorm ideas  Share with the rest of us

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