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Educause08: Social Media and Education


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Educause08: Social Media and Education

  1. 1. Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
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  3. 3. Prof. Edupunk: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
  4. 4. Learning is Changing
  5. 5. Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be accomplished via social media.
  6. 6. What does higher education provide?
  7. 7. Membership in intellectual and social affinity groups
  8. 8. Engaging in intellectual discussions
  9. 9. Access to resources and experts
  10. 10. Official endorsement of completion
  11. 11. Accumulate and develop skills for employment
  12. 12. Association with professional community
  13. 13. Guidance through experiences and thought processes
  14. 14. What role does social media play in the lives of those engaged with it?
  15. 15. Self Expression
  16. 16. Sharing enthusiasm for common interests
  17. 17. Access to experts and personalities
  18. 18. Enhance personal and professional reputation
  19. 19. Build and share skills
  20. 20. Social media changes… who we can reach Howard Rheingold
  21. 21. Social media changes… how many people we can reach Facebook Nexus Friend Graph
  22. 22. Social media changes… our methods of expression
  23. 23. All communication is educational
  24. 24. Dialogic communication allows for more community, exchange of ideas
  25. 25. Social Media creates new ways to learn without the communities and structures created by institutions.
  26. 26. What is the educator’s role in a world where production and consumption of information has been… Democratic Amateur Distributed
  27. 27. Educators are no longer the GATEKEEPERS of knowledge
  28. 28. Jim Groom the role of educators is changing
  29. 29. Teaching students how to learn in an information economy
  30. 30. Teaching students the importance of contributing to a community
  31. 31. Relating as more experienced co-creators rather than employers
  32. 32. Serving as guides as students shape their own paths
  33. 33. In a world of social media, educators are more important than ever
  34. 34. Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins SL: Intellagirl Tully Email: Web: Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat: Intellagirl