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Teacher Development and Social Networks


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Teacher Development and Social Networks

  2. 2. You are not the same teacher you were ten years ago. You are not the same person. We are all developing, the question is how. Duncan Foord, The Developing Teacher.
  3. 3. 2012 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 1998
  4. 4. Materials in the pre-internet days
  5. 5. How has the web developed over the past ten years? • The first phase was documents linked together. • The second phase we start seeing opportunities for interaction with others. Social behaviour was being bolted on to websites. • We are now entering the third phase, where websites are being rebuilt around people. Social behaviour is the key feature. It is not bolted on. Paul Adams, GROUPED
  6. 6. How have I used the web over the past ten years? Pre 2003: I browsed the web and used it to download worksheets and images. 2002: I joined my first online discussion group, the TTEdSIG for IATEFL. We had monthly discussions. 2003: I did my first fully online course. 2008: I started a blog. 2009: I joined Twitter. I changed my Facebook page. 2010: I opened a Youtube account. 2010: I stopped blogging.
  7. 7. The shape of a language teacher: another way to look at development C. Gabrielatos 2002
  8. 8. Person What kind of triangle are you?
  9. 9. Access to material Asking questions to teachers TEACH Reflection while writing Sharing my own material
  10. 10. ELTChat eltpics
  11. 11. A “whiteboard” challenge (2010)
  12. 12. Language trends Sharing Language Reflection + exposure to English
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  14. 14. LOL btw IMHO ttyl brb OMG
  15. 15. Friends Person SelfEsteem Support network
  16. 16. Status updates often contain social gestures and people often respond by liking or commenting on the content, not because they actually like the content but because they want to send out a social signal to build the relationship. In many cases, the conversation that follows a status update is much more important than the status update itself.
  17. 17. To spread the word about a cause or brand Selffulfillment To bring valuable and entertaining content Why do we share online? To define ourselves To grow relationships Source: The psychology of sharing – New York Time Insights 2012
  18. 18. What do we share online? Content that evokes high arousal, whether positive (awe) or negative (anger or anxiety), is more viral. In turn, content that evokes low-arousal, or is deactivating, emotions like sadness is less viral.
  19. 19. Identity? Addict? Person Impatient? Lonely?
  20. 20. Person “We're lonely, but we're afraid of intimacy. And so from social networks to sociable robots, we're designing technologies that will give us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship."
  21. 21. Person The real Lindsay BlackKnight_6 MY SECOND SELF 1 (ONLINE GAMES) An anonymous relationship Offline relationships unlikely or not expected Aspects of identity can be radically changed or explored
  22. 22. Person The real Lindsay The Facebook Lindsay MY SECOND SELF 2 (SOCIAL NETWORKS) A ‘nonymous’ relationship / The second self Offline relationships real or possible Identity will be closer to real identity
  23. 23. Person Are we addicted… to ambient intimacy?
  24. 24. We are all developing, the question is how.
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