Quick Introductions – Name, Affiliation, and what you do
One definition is - Websites and apps that enable users to share images and video, exchange ideas, consume, create and share content or to participate in social networking. This is an image of “old school” social networking….
User Generated (Game Changer compared to old days) So exciting that the technology today empowers both faculty and students and allows them to easily create, chat, share, exchange ideas, interact with other students, instructor and the world.
Back in the Day, and not that long ago, we were unable to do this ourselves and had to rely on a techie to create interactive spaces and content.
Many of our students have been using SM for, we need to help them leverage it for both formal & informal learning.
Social Media applications, just like any technology, when used thoughtfully for education, can help our learners “reach new heights & peaks” by making it easier to integrate these principles of good practice in their courses.
Many educators are also making the connection of social media to Bloom's taxonomy classifications. Within Blooms domains of learning, learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels – Remember/Understand, Apply, Analyse, Evaluate, Create. This iPadagogy Wheel is a visual representation of how SM and apps support learning at the different levels.
Many of you may be familiar with Quality Matters standards – design standards for online and blended courses based on years of educational research. Qm Standards overlap with both of these frameworks and social media and technology are directly referenced within the essential QM standards. QM Standard 6 is specifically about Course Technology and many of the supporting QM annotations reference use of social media.
Does anyone have any ideas they have learned from this conference about how they may incorporate SM into their teaching, or even in their professional lives?
Pinterest is a free site for organizing information you find on the web. Pins are visual bookmarks for stuff you find anywhere around the web or on Pinterest. Boards are where you collect Pins by theme or topic. Most pinterest users have several boards.
Course: Web Design & Management, This course is an introduction to the tools and methods of user-centered design to design. Ray Lam - Integrated this into his class for the first-time because it was a more visual way for students to share their mood boards
Twitter founded in 2006
Very popular = been around much longer and it is very simple to use
EDUCAUSE is a leader in the use of within higher education and ELI is a focus area of Educause committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology.
Seeking of Evidence of Impact program led by the ELI teaching and learning community to find current effective practices that enable the collection of evidence to help faculty and administration make decisions about adopting and investing in best practices
When you introduce a new technology or sm activity, how do you know if it was successful?
And if it is successful, think about working with ELI to create a case study
Minds Online – Michelle Miller, Professor of Psychology and cognitive scientist writes about how cognitive & brain science can help us shape and refine ways in which we used technology to promote learning
Using Social Media to Help Learning Scale New Heights
Using Social Media to Help Learners
Scale New Heights & Reach New Peaks
Director of Web-Based Learning
2015 eLCC Conference
April 15-17, 2015
• How Social Media can be used to support the 7
Principles of Good Practice & Bloom’s Domains of
• Examples from two popular Social Media applications
• Benefits, Challenges & Considerations
• Resources & Evidence of Success
What is Social
Image: By John Atkinson @https://wronghands1.wordpress.com/gallery-june-2011/
• User Generated
Image: By John Atkinson @ http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/gallery-3/#jp-carousel-1103
Implementing the 7 Principles of Good
Practice: Social Media as a Lever
1. Encourage contact between students &
2. Develop reciprocity & cooperation
3. Encourage active learning
4. Provides Prompt Feedback
5. Emphasizes Time on Task
6. Communicates High Expectations
7. Respect diverse talents and ways of
Learning & Teaching with Pinterest
1. Create a Pinterest account
2. Start your mood board by listing 5 words that relate
to your stakeholder’s brand. These words can be
anything from similar designs to feelings that the idea
3. Now the fun part! Create a Pinterest board for the
discussion and start “pinning” or re-pin. Find at least 2
pins for each mood board component. In Pin’s textbox
give a brief (1-2 sentences) and insightful explanation
of why you chose it, why did it inspire you?
Learning & Teaching with Twitter
Twitter is a "Micro-blogging"
service (140 characters max. per
post) with an emphasis on mobile
devices. Posts are usually referred
to as "tweets.” Tweets often
include web links and "hash tags"
(#eLCC2015) for grouping tweets
Source: Image by Brunsell on Flickr
Getting Started with Twitter
• Create a twitter account (consider
starting with a test account including a
• Follow leaders in your discipline
• Follow @LangonCourses, @TEDED,
@InsideHigerEd,, @brocansky, @OLC
• Search and participate in event
Blooms Taxonomy & Twitter
Recommendations for incorporating SM
into your class
• Familiarize yourself with tool
before using it in your course
• Select a tool that accommodates
your objectives, solves a problem,
and is appropriate for the tasks or
skills to be learned
• Limit yourself to one new tool
at a time and keep it simple
• Take advantage of campus
resources available to you and
• Include an evaluation plan Source: Image By John Atkinson @ http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/gallery-3/#jp-carousel-1103
• Provide students with how-to instructions and privacy guidelines
• Demonstrate the learning benefits
• Do not share grades
• Offer options to students about how to represent themselves online
• Inform students who will have access to their contributions
• Develop community ground rules
• Source: Michelle Pacansky-Brock http://teachingwithoutwalls.com
Evidence of Success?
SEI Case Studies and
Study Guide &
Source: Image by Esther Vargas on Flickr
Resources & References
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies Companion
Implementing the 7 Principles: Technology as a Lever
Book – Minds Online, Teaching Effectively with Technology
ELI Case Study Guide & Template