A New Culture of Learning
~ Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change: Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown The Internet has become a participatory medium, giving rise to an environment that is constantly being changed andreshaped by the participation itself, changing the flow of news,effecting tacit as well as explicit knowledge, and embedding a new culture of learning. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by moriza: http://flickr.com/photos/moriza/2565606353/
The socially powered web is
exploding, and is the new baseline for all our internet and technology empowered interactions. cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/3983055366/
The iPad and other mobile
devices have probably changed learning forever.http://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-16933145/stock-photo-technology
Horizon Report 2012 “K-12 must
address the increased blending of formal and informal learning.” “Students can take advantage of learning material online, through games and programs they may have on systems at home, and through their extensive — and constantlyhttp://www.nmc.org available — social networks”
Our Horizons “Educators know it’s
increasingly difficult to engage today’s student, whose life outside of school is inextricably linked to technology..” http://this.org/magazine/2012/05/25/why-cant-johnny-blog/
Our Horizons “Provide the divergence
and convergence in media needed to foster motivation, differentiation, collaboration and connections necessary for 21st century learning.” Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you. Judy O’Connellcc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Éole: http://flickr.com/photos/eole/391960971/
Our Horizons “The library of
the future will be a platform for participation and collaboration, with users increasingly sharing information among themselves as well as drawing on the library’s resources..” WE-THINK ~ Charles Leadbeatercc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by mark raheja: http://flickr.com/photos/markraheja/354922945/
Social Media in AU Libraries
• Facebook • Twitter • Youtube channel • Foursquare • Flickr • QR Codes • Virtual Tours • Podcasts • All kinds of eventscc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by César Poyatos: http://flickr.com/photos/cpoyatos/5791320785/
[learning] selfPersonal learning environment –
relyingon the people we connect with throughsocial networks and collaborative tools e.g.Twitter, Yammer.Personal learning network – knowingwhere or to whom to connect and findprofessional content.
[learning] selfCloud computing - utilising
open access betweensources and devices e.g. Edmodo, Evernote, Diigo.Mixed reality – adopting e-devices and augmentedreality e.g. ebooks, QRcodes, Layar browser.Content curation - utilising web services to filterand disseminate resources, news, and knowledgeprompts.
[information] self Zotero http://www.zotero.org/ Digging
into digital research http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/digging-into-research/ Librarians are go – Stacey Taylor – using Zotero with students http://librariansarego.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/using- zotero-with-students.html
Include your policy planning Write
a social media policy for staff Include a disclaimer Don’t share confidential information Use good judgment - remember that everything an employee posts will be archived by search engines, permanently.
Important elementsGeneral Social Media Best
Practices (Overview, Personal Social Media Participation, Site Set-Up, Site Management, Profile Standards, Online Posting Guidelines for User-Generated Content, Additional Guidelines for Staff-Generated Content, General Social Media Best Practices, Notifications and Comments, Statistics, Publicity, Additional New Tech)Practices for Specific Sites (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, photo sharing, podcasting, videocasting)
Work out roles and responsibilities
who is the owner? what roles are required? where do they sit within the organisation?cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by JefferyTurner: http://flickr.com/photos/respres/3231178720/
Map out the first three
monthswho? how? how much? how long? how often?cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Dunechaser: http://flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/1721982928/
Different tools require different levels
ofWhich tools will technology, staff and time resourcing in support your needs? cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by monkeyc.net: http://flickr.com/photos/monkeyc/322654818/
Establish trust Always remember why
your library is in this space - to connect to others. How many people will want to connect with something that they cannot identify as authentic or relevant?get a vanity URL | customize | link your profiles
Be transparentFind your library’s voiceTalks
about the challenges of your libraryExplain changesOwn up to your mistakesTalk about news, books, events - whatever is engagingDon’t fill up social spaces with the equivalent of ‘spam’
Watch all the timeWhenever your
library posts a status update oruploads some kind of media, look at the list ofgoals and see which one it’s contributing to.If the answer is “none” reframe it or drop it anddo something that will better serve the library’sobjectives.
Choose your own adventure Find
things on the social web - Google or media alerts - Search the social web with other tools Keep up to date with new stuff - Read analyst and practitioner blogs - Subscribe to blog/web feeds and RSS reader Creating and sharing content - Sharing weblinks - Sharing photos, videos, podcasts and screencasts
What the heck is a
Twitter?Tweet, RT, Reply, DM, Lists, #tags, favourites,searches, @replies, URL shortening, Apps.Visit twitter tools and discover twitter clients, andtwitter apps. Curation with Paper.li, Tweeted Times.Hootsuite, Tweetdeck.
TwitterTwitter describes itself as a
“real-time informationnetwork”. It is a micro-blogging tool, allowing 140characters for each “Tweet”.Hashtags (#) on keywords allow easy searchingand linking of topics. Twitter Chat ScheduleThe Twitter button added to a web-pageencourages the community to follow tweets..
Twitter ‘how to’Look at your
20 last tweets. How many were@replies?How many were retweets of other peoples work.Do you have at least one ongoing Twitter searchgoing?Are the tweets you hope will be retweeted under 120characters so people can retweet them?Of the people you follow, how many are “influential” insome way?
Facebook at a glance• More
than 800 million users• Nearly half of those users log in every day• One of the most-trafficked sites in the world• Each user is connected to an average of 130 other users• People spend over 700 billion minutes per month• Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events• On average, more than 250 million photos are uploaded per day• More than 30 billion pieces of content shared each month• About 75% of Facebook users are outside the US• 350 million active users access via mobile devices https://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
Facebook at a glanceThe Home
Page News Feed – personalized feed of friends’ updates Application and messaging controls: Wall posts, Pokes, Status Updates, private messages, ChatThe Profile Information user has chosen to share Interests, education, work background, etc.Applications Photos Events Videos Groups Pages
What individuals can doCreate personal
profilesAdd other users as friendsExchange messagesSend automatic notifications when they updatetheir profileJoin common interest groupsEnjoy applicationsCreate and share media
What organisations can doCreate organization
profiles, groups or pagesCreate and promote eventsCommunicate with usersConnect with other organizationsUpdate profiles and send notificationsSend messages to organization “likers”Users must opt-in to your page by clicking “Like”Track interactionsFeature discussionsCreate and share media
Profile, Page or GroupProfiles are
focused more on the individual.Pages are focused on organizations orcommunities e.g Digital Citizenship.Groups (private or public) are focused on apurpose or interest. e.g. School Library Association ofNew ZealandSchool Libraries should utilize the Facebookpage. This way you do not have to ‘friend’ yourstudents. e.g. TIGS library
What you need to know
first• Your Facebook page will be tied to your personal profile as the admin of your Facebook page; however, only you and Facebook know the connection exists.• You can have an unlimited number of fans (Facebook users who “Like” your page).• Facebook Pages are public—anyone can find and view your page whether they are logged into Facebook or not.• All content posted on your Facebook page gets indexed on Google.
What you need to know
first• You can add additional admins (highly recommended).• All admins have equal rights to administer your page, including adding and removing other admins (choose with care!).• Select your page title and category carefully as they cannot be changed once set.
Growing your Facebook page“Like” other
local organizationsLink to the Facebook page on your library’s websiteLink to the Facebook page in email newslettersCross promote on other platforms, such as Twitter,blogs, etc.Share on your personal profile and “Suggest”Don’t forget to get your Custom URLDon’t forget to create you page banner!
Google + >> Google Hangout
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