Key Challenges    !   Connect & engage with students through outlets they prefer    !   Foster models of informal learning...
IntroductionMoving Beyond “The Course”….                            Exploring the Impact of the Social Web                ...
New Models of Academic Life4   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
New Models of Academic Life                                           Guest Lecture | Psychology Department…              ...
Role of the LMS           STRENGTHS:                    LIMITATIONS:                Faculty Ef ciency          Student E...
Study                                          Of ce              Groups                                          Hours   ...
Yet, social networking sites don’t seem    to be the answer.     Don’t Friend me!       !   Privacy       !   Content Owne...
What does engagement look like…
In the age of the social web?
Case Study: The Penn LPS Commons     The University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal & Professional Studies     engages ...
Case Study: The Penn LPS Commons     Success multiplied for the Penn LPS Commons, delivering similar results to     course...
Academic Engagement Network                                                                 Message                       ...
What can we do?     Institutions are trying to support the Academic Lives of their constituents     through various tools,...
How do we build sustainable networks?     Develop a long term process and technology view for creating a cohesive     Acad...
If We Build it, Will They Come?     1.    Remember the fundamentals            •  Domain, community, & practice           ...
If We Build it, Will They Come?     5.    Make sure all participants derive value            •  Everyone should see value ...
About     !   GoingOn’s purpose is to help organizations create their “academic         engagement network” to deepen stud...
PlatformMy Dashboard                                                      Channels & Feeds •  Activity Streams            ...
The Community20   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
The Directory21   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
The Builder22   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
Contributing Content23   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
The Dashboard24   | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
Want to Learn More?              www.GoingOn.com                     Melissa Loble                Vice President, Client S...
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Building the Social Campus

  1. 1. Key Challenges !   Connect & engage with students through outlets they prefer !   Foster models of informal learning & collaboration that build 21st century skills !   Enhance faculty collaboration & curriculum sharing !   Simplify access to information & resources across the “virtual campus” !   Enhance brand awareness & exemplify innovation !   Create stronger lifelong relationships with students, faculty & the broader set of constituents2 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  2. 2. IntroductionMoving Beyond “The Course”…. Exploring the Impact of the Social Web on the Broader Aspects of Academic Life.| © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  3. 3. New Models of Academic Life4 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  4. 4. New Models of Academic Life Guest Lecture | Psychology Department… Department News | New grant offered… Announcement | Final grade… Connection Request | Can you help? New Event | Meeting of the…5 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  5. 5. Role of the LMS STRENGTHS: LIMITATIONS:   Faculty Ef ciency   Student Engagement   Structured Courses   Informal Learning   Faculty-to-student   Peer Learning   Course Resources   Campus Resources   In Class   At School6 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  6. 6. Study Of ce Groups Hours Of ce Hours Courses My Study Groups Courses7 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  7. 7. Yet, social networking sites don’t seem to be the answer. Don’t Friend me! !   Privacy !   Content Ownership !   Academic Identity !   Knowledge Networking8
  8. 8. What does engagement look like…
  9. 9. In the age of the social web?
  10. 10. Case Study: The Penn LPS Commons The University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal & Professional Studies engages students through virtual commons focused on social learning. !   Three key principles of the commons: •  Connect •  Communicate •  Collaborate !   First Courses launched in Summer 2009 Foundations in Positive Psychology •  600 students, 96 countries •  3,000 user posts, 45 forums, 11,000 hours of video across one semester •  Led to ancillary communities, fostered a community broader than the course11
  11. 11. Case Study: The Penn LPS Commons Success multiplied for the Penn LPS Commons, delivering similar results to courses across disciplines, countries & diverse student populations. Success was driven by: !   Commitment to fostering (not forcing) collaboration by faculty & staff !   Use of social learning constructs when developing the curriculum !   Opportunities for students to build pro les & network !   Ease of accessing streams of content & updates !   Ease of contributing content !   Community-oriented (vs. course) nature of the entire experience12
  12. 12. Academic Engagement Network Message Streams Academic Online Network Community Informal Learning Spaces Academic Identity13 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  13. 13. What can we do? Institutions are trying to support the Academic Lives of their constituents through various tools, technologies & projects. Examples include: !   Virtual student “commons” with centralized resources & collaboration !   Informal learning spaces to support study groups, social classrooms, peer learning & other campus activities !   Program spaces to foster a broader learning experience beyond a limited set of courses !   Faculty communities for resource sharing & curriculum building !   Centralized content access, for consumption & contribution !   Networking sites to bring guest lecturers, mentors, potential employers & others in contact with students14
  14. 14. How do we build sustainable networks? Develop a long term process and technology view for creating a cohesive Academic Engagement Network. Identify key projects to get you there. Start small but still think big. !   Design from a user’s perspective. Employ scenarios. !   Think about the different technologies and tools that you want to use; consider the steps and providers needed to deploy that technology. !   Foster, don’t force, a culture of collaboration. The more you require, the less participants derive personal value. !   Create explicit, meaningful opportunities for students, faculty and staff to build pro les & network. !   Ensure it is easy to nd, consume & contribute content regardless of your role. !   Allow collaboration to bridge across the entire academic experience of any constituent, & even beyond.15
  15. 15. If We Build it, Will They Come? 1.  Remember the fundamentals •  Domain, community, & practice •  Think participant goals rst, institutional outcomes second 2.  Design for growth •  Create exible goals & tools that allow for growth at any pace •  Build aspects that promote new, differentiated activity 3.  Build critical mass •  Involve key participants early •  Pick strong projects to start with that involve diverse participation •  Develop buy-in quickly 4.  Develop permeable spaces & encourage ow •  Allow external & internal constituents to interact •  Involve novices & experts16
  16. 16. If We Build it, Will They Come? 5.  Make sure all participants derive value •  Everyone should see value in participating, regardless of skill level or involvement •  Conduct focus groups, employ role-based scenarios 6.  Abide by community norms and foster trust •  Allow the community to develop its own policies & procedures •  Establish community-based ownership 7.  Encourage identity building •  Promote activities that encourage students to “own” their pro le •  Allow the pro le to move among communities as desired17
  17. 17. About !   GoingOn’s purpose is to help organizations create their “academic engagement network” to deepen student engagement and enrich the social, cultural, and intellectual life delivered by institutions of higher learning. !   Institutions & organizations are using GoingOn to expand, enhance and enrich the Academic Lives of their constituents.18 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  18. 18. PlatformMy Dashboard Channels & Feeds •  Activity Streams •  Announcements •  My Content •  News & Events •  Notifications •  SIS Data & Feeds •  Web resources My Communities My Academic •  Programs Network •  Workgroups •  Academic Identity •  Social Classrooms •  Portfolio •  Students Cooperatives •  Connections •  Clubs & Associations •  Knowledge Network19 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  19. 19. The Community20 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  20. 20. The Directory21 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  21. 21. The Builder22 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  22. 22. Contributing Content23 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  23. 23. The Dashboard24 | © GoingOn 2011 | www.GoingOn.com
  24. 24. Want to Learn More? www.GoingOn.com Melissa Loble Vice President, Client Strategy melissal@goingon.com 949-923-050825

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