Blogging, Pod Casting And Creative Commons

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Blogging, Pod Casting And Creative Commons

  1. 1. Practical Guide To Blogging, Podcasting Johnnie Mickel Presented By The Practical Guide will introduce participants to some of the new and upcoming technologies being used and understood by current and future students. Information will focus on their uses, abilities, and meaning for students, faculty, and staff. Emerging Media Tools & Technology for Student Communication & Creative Commons
  2. 2. First Things First According to ShiftHappens, the average Sunday edition of the New York Times contains more information than the average person in the 18 th century would have gotten in a lifetime Recruitment, Technology, Marketing, etc., are tools—not the machine There will always be someone who thinks a technology is silly/wasteful/stupid/dangerous We may be preparing students for jobs and technology that don’t exist today—but the basis for those technologies DO exist today. Introduction
  3. 3. How Can Attract New Students? (and keep the ones we have) Greater Interactivity Pride/Innovation and a Larger Service/Coverage Area Ease of Contact (Student and College) Marketability Publicly Private (anonymity—no risk of embarrassment or shame at “stupid” questions) Mobility and Immediate Response Time Introduction
  4. 4. What Do Students Want? A 2007 Study from Noel-Levitz entitled “Engaging the Social Networking Generation” listed 15 items that students are requesting… Introduction
  5. 5. What Do Students Want? Things we are already doing are in green , sort-of doing in gray , not doing in red … Introduction
  6. 6. 1. Complete a financial aid estimator form 2. Complete a tuition cost calculator form 3. Complete an admissions application online 4. Request a campus visit by completing a form 5. Exchange instant messages with an admissions counselor or student worker 6. Complete a form to RSVP for a campus event 7. Inquire online 15. E-mail current students from the site 11. Read profiles of current students 12. Read a blog written by a current student 10. Read a blog written by a member of the faculty 9. E-mail a faculty member 13. View a virtual tour 8. Read profiles of faculty 14. Personalize a Web site Introduction Not Doing Sort-Of Doing Currently Doing
  7. 7. What makes up a Blog/Journal? http://dcccsampleblog.livejournal.com/ Blogging Basics
  8. 8. Why on Earth Would I Want One? Blogs engage people in knowledge sharing, reflection, and debate. Blogs are becoming an important component of the Internet landscape, providing authors and readers with an avenue for unedited expression, reaction, and connection, without the censorship of mediated chat rooms or other media outlets. The simplicity of blogs means that open discussions can be established almost immediately, making blogs ideal for far-reaching discussions among the Internet. Blogs foster the growth of communities, and the dynamics of collaborative filtering and recommending/referring may provide new ways to evaluate, and critique student-created knowledge. -EduCause, 7 Things You Should Know About… Blogging Basics
  9. 9. Travel/Conference Journal Brain Storming Sharing Journal/Articles List of Links and images of an event or concept Announcements and Opportunities Personal Journal Public Blogs Add a Personal Touch to Outsiders Open Source to New Ideas and Concerns Explanation of Upcoming Changes and Events With Feedback (Think ‘Beta’) Writing Practice and Group Editing Much, Much, More Why on Earth Would I Want One? Blogging Basics
  10. 10. Students are highly aware of this technology and its uses. Blogging is simply an evolution of the old bulletin board systems of the past and an easier way to read through and process chronological information. For students in the classroom blogs can be used to foster class discussions on a prompt, event, or image. On the department level blogs can be used to partner classes for mentoring situations and dual class projects while still allowing the student to form private thoughts and responses. On the college level blogging by faculty, staff, and select students allow a personal, “insiders” view of what goes on. Announcements, polls, comments, events, pictures—all have their place on a top level blog. What is the Student Benefit? Blogging Basics
  11. 11. Where Do I Get One? Blogging Basics
  12. 12. Outside of the classroom, blogs allow students to respond and pose questions to ideas and thoughts providing greater insight to what students are looking for. A good example is the team name—a college blog may have prompted discussion and new ideas for the vote. A weekly blog entry by the president or other campus leader, or a weekly blog from the SGA, would provide lots of campus insight to prospective students and the public. What is the Student Benefit? Blogging Basics
  13. 13. How Can This Repel Students? Many recruitment sites have “student blogs” where select students share their stories while the blog is monitored by the college, although a good idea—to prevent a negative or inappropriate entry— over-protection can backfire. Obvious attempts at advertising and editorial control only discredit the blog. Non-traditional students may not find college blogs useful or necessary, avoid being too “young”. Blogging Basics
  14. 14. “ A podcast is a digital media file, which is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. The term, like "radio", can refer either to the content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also termed podcasting.” -Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . (5 Dec 2007) Podcasting Basics
  15. 15. MP3 Servers Time Index.xml Computer User with Aggregate Software IPod/Digital Audio Player RSS Feeds enable automated downloading Podcasting Basics
  16. 16. Grammar Girl – Sit vs. Set Podcast Podcasting Basics
  17. 17. Providing podcasts of special events (graduation, speakers, orientation etc.) may produce more interest from the general public. Podcasts from students, faculty and staff may provide information for prospective students unsure of their college of choice. What is the Student Benefit? Podcasting Basics
  18. 18. How Can This Repel Students? Presenting a highly unorganized or unprofessional podcast can present the same problem that an ill-produced publication or website, if they don’t think you know what you are doing they’ll apply that to everything else you do. Podcasts should be relevant, present information that is applicable to many groups—not just one. Or, attempt to give equal time and voice to each group. Podcasting Basics
  19. 19. Creative Commons Introduction Creative Commons
  20. 20. What is the Student Benefit? Creative Commons primarily affects the faculty and staff as a means of sharing their material with each other and expanding the pool of resources and allowing quick up-to-date handouts and materials for class. Regarding podcasting, a Creative Commons license may prove more useful than a standard copyright. Many situations fall outside of clear standard copyright, YouTube is an example. Do we want our Basketball games and recruitment videos online? If so, then it would be a violation of YouTube terms of use. (FYI at least one Basketball game is on YouTube currently). Creative Commons
  21. 21. Most students are going to be unaware of Creative Commons unless they have had experience with publishing creative works, and maybe not even then. Faculty and staff should be careful anytime they begin tinkering with copyrights. Without clarification of how copyright affects material created for the classroom a faculty or staff member maybe inadvertently break copyright and face unexpected problems. How Can This Repel Students? Creative Commons
  22. 22. Question and Answers Q&A
  23. 23. Shift Happens: http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com / Engaging the Social Networking Generation: http://oirap.rutgers.edu/reports/MSA2008/Self-Study-Reports/EExpectationsClassof2007.pdf Livejournal: www.livejournal.com MySpace: www.myspace.com Educause – 7 Things You Should Know About: http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495 Quick and Dirty Tips: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx Wikipedia: www.wikipedia.com References

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