Social networking, social bookmarking, blogging, videos, collaborative writing – all these buzzwords that you hear within Education – social media embodies all of these.
Carl Rogers – famous psychologist and educator, who is credited with introducing the person-centred approach within psychology, or within education, the student-centred approach (the idea of considering and planning education from the individual student’s perspective).By introducing social media, you are obviously adding to their content knowledge, but you’re also enriching their experience and introducing new ways of learning. This is why we are so keen on social media within education.
Blogs as you will know are online journals, with entries typically displayed in a reverse chronological order.Wanted to highlight a few examples. Attic = collaborative blog (note that you can have these)
If you hope to aggregate resources, embed discussion forums etc, Google sites is a good way to do it.
Even if you don’t want to use IT mediated support, do the WP handout
PAL Award Training Session 2 (01.11.11)
Learning Development Peer Assisted Learning Leicester Award: Training Session 2 Matt Mobbs Steve Rooney Zoe Enstone Marta Ulanickawww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
Plan of session • Social media • OER and the Creative Commons licence • Independent IT/group workwww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
What is Social Media? Internet services where online content is generated by the users. Users comment on and discuss the content.www.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
Tools for education Experiencial Instapaper Interactive Social Collaborative Wordpress Wikispacesblogger Posterouswww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” Carl Rogerswww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
Social networkinghttps://plus.google.com/113335980296726607383/posts?hl=en https://groups.google.com/group /FCELH?hl=en&lnk= http://friendfeed.com/zoeenstonewww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
What are OER? “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.” https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/24836 860/What%20are%20Open%20Educational%20Resourceswww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
What is a Creative Commons licence? “Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work — a “some rights reserved” approach to copyright — which makes their creative, educational, and scientific content instantly more compatible with the full potential of the internet.” http://creativecommons.org/aboutwww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
Where should I look for OER?http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/careers/ld/resources http://www.jorum.ac.uk http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn www.le.ac.uk/leicesteraward www.le.ac.uk/slc
Remainder of this session • Try out the social media • Make use of us and ask questions • Talk and plan in your groups Refreshments are available in the Library Seminar Roomwww.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc
Proposal: new due date: 14th November Accessed online: • Title • Proposal (200-300 words) – use the project stages document as a guide – include timescales and division of responsibility within the team • What resources will you need? • What skills will you need to develop?www.le.ac.uk/leicesterawardwww.le.ac.uk/slc