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Digital Communication ToolsOnline social media and interactive tools are often viewed to be atodds with the classroom expe...
Digital Communication Tools                  Twitter hashtag: #simfldJohn Boyer (joboyer@vt.edu)      Katie Pritchard (kpri...
How we do it(and the technologies that help)
How we do it       (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technolog...
How we do it       (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technolog...
How we do it       (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technolog...
How we do it       (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technolog...
Ways to stay connected... -New: Subscribe to Professor Boyer on   Facebook - facebook.com/joboyer     -Like the Plaid Aven...
Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpolling
Facebook groupsSuggest students join class groupPlace to post notices and students can      “meet” each other digitallyStu...
Students made own   Uni SIM group   (830 people)     https://www.facebook.com/  groups/unisim/
Students made own   Uni SIM group   (830 people)     https://www.facebook.com/  groups/unisim/
Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag
http://tweetchat.com/      room/wrvt
http://tweetchat.com/      room/wrvt
#HBRchat
#HBRchat
Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag     Poll Everywhere ...
Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag     Poll Everywhere ...
Ustream   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/prof.-boyers-office-hours
spreecast
Google Hangouts
Blackboard chat tool
Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag     Poll Everywhere ...
Blogs/Podcasts  -continued   dialogue  -expanded, tag-   able, content     http://www.plaidavenger.com/plaidcasts/all/
Other toolsReddit     social news website where the registered users submit    content, in the form of either a link or a ...
http://www.reddit.com/r/finance
http://www.reddit.com/r/finance
http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering
http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering
BlogsTumblrBloggerWordPress
www.tumblr.com
www.tumblr.com
www.blogger.comassociated with Google
www.blogger.comassociated with Google
www.wordpress.com
www.wordpress.com
Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS!
Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS!   Students don’t have to be   passive:   HARNESS TH...
Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS!   Students don’t have to be   passive:   HARNESS TH...
Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS!   Students don’t have to be   passive:   HARNESS TH...
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Given at SIM University Faculty Learning Day (July 25 - 28, 2012)
Online social media and interactive tools are often viewed to be at odds with the classroom experience. Rather than work against the draw of these gathering places, faculty can learn to utilise them appropriately within the context of a course. This presentation provides a tour of online communication tools and demonstrates how each can be customised to promote greater student engagement and interactivity within an academic setting. Among the tools to be discussed are Facebook and Twitter, Ustream and Spreecast (videocasting), Reddit (peer voting), Forums, Delicious (social bookmarking) and music tools.

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Digital communication tools

  1. 1. Digital Communication ToolsOnline social media and interactive tools are often viewed to be atodds with the classroom experience. Rather than work against the draw of these gathering places, faculty can learn to utilise them appropriately within the context of a course. Join Professor John Boyer and Katie Pritchard as they provide a tour of online communication tools and demonstrate how each can be customised to promote greater student engagement and interactivity within an academic setting. Among the tools to be discussed are Facebook and Twitter, Ustream and Spreecast (videocasting), Reddit (peer voting), Forums, Delicious (social bookmarking) and music tools.
  2. 2. Digital Communication Tools Twitter hashtag: #simfldJohn Boyer (joboyer@vt.edu) Katie Pritchard (kpritcha@vt.edu)       Dept. of Geography Dept. of Geography Virginia Tech, United States Virginia Tech, United States Twitter: @plaidavenger Twitter: @katiepritchard
  3. 3. How we do it(and the technologies that help)
  4. 4. How we do it (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technologies
  5. 5. How we do it (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technologies-Increased teacher to student interaction thatincorporate online platforms
  6. 6. How we do it (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technologies-Increased teacher to student interaction thatincorporate online platforms-Increased student to student interaction thatutilize existing social networks
  7. 7. How we do it (and the technologies that help)-Diversity of student assessment options thatintergrat online technologies-Increased teacher to student interaction thatincorporate online platforms-Increased student to student interaction thatutilize existing social networks....and in doing these things, we have found thata GROUP SYNERGY evolves organically
  8. 8. Ways to stay connected... -New: Subscribe to Professor Boyer on Facebook - facebook.com/joboyer -Like the Plaid Avenger onFacebook - facebook.com/plaidavenger -Follow the Plaid Avenger on Twitter - twitter.com/plaidavenger -Join Turntable.fm and play tunes in The International Spin room - turntable.fm/the_international_spin-Use the class Twitter hashtag #wrvt to interactwith fellow students, ask questions, and get info
  9. 9. Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpolling
  10. 10. Facebook groupsSuggest students join class groupPlace to post notices and students can “meet” each other digitallyStudents can find study partners
  11. 11. Students made own Uni SIM group (830 people) https://www.facebook.com/ groups/unisim/
  12. 12. Students made own Uni SIM group (830 people) https://www.facebook.com/ groups/unisim/
  13. 13. Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag
  14. 14. http://tweetchat.com/ room/wrvt
  15. 15. http://tweetchat.com/ room/wrvt
  16. 16. #HBRchat
  17. 17. #HBRchat
  18. 18. Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag Poll Everywhere - In class on the spot polling
  19. 19. Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag Poll Everywhere - In class on the spot pollingUstream - Online office hours
  20. 20. Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/prof.-boyers-office-hours
  21. 21. spreecast
  22. 22. Google Hangouts
  23. 23. Blackboard chat tool
  24. 24. Increased interactionsProfessor Facebook/Twitter - class notices, quickpollingTwitter - Class hashtag Poll Everywhere - In class on the spot pollingUstream - Online office hours Video podcasts - current events, other topics
  25. 25. Blogs/Podcasts -continued dialogue -expanded, tag- able, content http://www.plaidavenger.com/plaidcasts/all/
  26. 26. Other toolsReddit social news website where the registered users submit content, in the form of either a link or a text "self" post.Subreddits http://www.reddit.com/r/highereducation http://www.reddit.com/r/business http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering http://www.reddit.com/r/literature
  27. 27. http://www.reddit.com/r/finance
  28. 28. http://www.reddit.com/r/finance
  29. 29. http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering
  30. 30. http://www.reddit.com/r/engineering
  31. 31. BlogsTumblrBloggerWordPress
  32. 32. www.tumblr.com
  33. 33. www.tumblr.com
  34. 34. www.blogger.comassociated with Google
  35. 35. www.blogger.comassociated with Google
  36. 36. www.wordpress.com
  37. 37. www.wordpress.com
  38. 38. Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS!
  39. 39. Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS! Students don’t have to be passive: HARNESS THEIR ENERGY!
  40. 40. Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS! Students don’t have to be passive: HARNESS THEIR ENERGY!You don’t have to do italone:HARNESS STUDENTKNOWLEDGE andSKILLS!
  41. 41. Technologies in the classroom are not just gimmicks:HARNESS THE TOOLS! Students don’t have to be passive: HARNESS THEIR ENERGY!You don’t have to do italone:HARNESS STUDENTKNOWLEDGE andSKILLS! A strong community is a potent force: HARNESS THE POTENTIAL!

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