Adult learners and  social media
Blending working learning and fun ? http:// www.flickr.com / photos / princesscarissa /2488955214/
… or adding confusion, chaos and frustration ? http:// www.flickr.com / photos / stephenhackett /3126033585/
In our society,  regardless of the career field  selected by adult learners, they  must be able to access, organize, and e...
There is a generation gap in skills and mindset. http:// www.flickr.com / photos / neilwykes /59348679/
Online behavior
The natives and the rest of us.
We can’t just mind the gap, we  need to help  the adult learner  bridge the gap . So what are the building blocks?
Key factors   <ul><li>knowledge  – what is social media? </li></ul><ul><li>skills  –  how to, when to use it?  </li></ul><...
Keep in mind that baby boomers and generations X, Y and Z have  different learning histories .  In a mixed group of learne...
Social media in education - tools <ul><li>  Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micro-blo...
Social media offers variety DBarefoot, Flickr
Ask yourself What are the  learning objectives ? What tools could  support learning , even  improve learning ? Should the ...
POST P people   Who is your audience? O objective   What is your intention? S strategy   What will be different? T technol...
The use of social media <ul><li>supports a variety of ways of learning </li></ul><ul><li>gives learners an opportunity to ...
You can  create spaces  in which  knowledge   can be created ,  explored  and  connected.   (George Siemens) May feel like...
Additional benefits <ul><li>online activities  reduce travel time  and  cost   </li></ul><ul><li>increased  flexibility in...
Learning 1.0   One to one/many
Learning 2.0 Many to many forming a learning network
Me opimme-malli Foresight, Oppimisen muuttuva maailma
Our goal Learners  generate  and  share  content  with  you ,  each other  and  anyone  in the world  they can learn from ...
Learning 3.0 Many to many  learning everywhere
www.flickr.com/photos/francescesteve/3039956497/   Friends Hobbies Work Travel Social media and mobile ubiquitous learning...
Useful links http:// www.tagoras.com / docs /Learning_20_for_Associations_v1.pdf   http:// www.missiontolearn.com /   http...
Thank you! Mervi Jansson – Mervi Mavendorf in Second Life Trainer at Omnia - The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Reg...
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Social media and the adult learner

  1. 1. Adult learners and social media
  2. 2. Blending working learning and fun ? http:// www.flickr.com / photos / princesscarissa /2488955214/
  3. 3. … or adding confusion, chaos and frustration ? http:// www.flickr.com / photos / stephenhackett /3126033585/
  4. 4. In our society, regardless of the career field selected by adult learners, they must be able to access, organize, and evaluate information using technology . 
  5. 5. There is a generation gap in skills and mindset. http:// www.flickr.com / photos / neilwykes /59348679/
  6. 6. Online behavior
  7. 7. The natives and the rest of us.
  8. 8. We can’t just mind the gap, we need to help the adult learner bridge the gap . So what are the building blocks?
  9. 9. Key factors <ul><li>knowledge – what is social media? </li></ul><ul><li>skills – how to, when to use it? </li></ul><ul><li>motivation - why, what’s in it for me? </li></ul><ul><li>self-confidence – I can and it’s fun! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keep in mind that baby boomers and generations X, Y and Z have different learning histories . In a mixed group of learners you might want to start with something old and something new. Avoid blackbored and techfreaked!
  11. 11. Social media in education - tools <ul><li> Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia photo/video/audio sharing and livecasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D virtual worlds and games </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Social media offers variety DBarefoot, Flickr
  13. 13. Ask yourself What are the learning objectives ? What tools could support learning , even improve learning ? Should the use of a particular tool be compulsory or optional ? How will I measure and evaluate learning and skills ?
  14. 14. POST P people Who is your audience? O objective What is your intention? S strategy What will be different? T technology What tools serve your purpose? Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
  15. 15. The use of social media <ul><li>supports a variety of ways of learning </li></ul><ul><li>gives learners an opportunity to gain transferable skills in online collaboration, negotiation, communication, individual and group reflection and managing digital identities </li></ul><ul><li>changes the educator’s role from a provider of information to a facilitator or moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of Social Software in Education, Final Report 30.1.2009, Dr. Shailey Minocha </li></ul>
  16. 16. You can create spaces in which knowledge can be created , explored and connected. (George Siemens) May feel like playing tennis is a football field.
  17. 17. Additional benefits <ul><li>online activities reduce travel time and cost </li></ul><ul><li>increased flexibility in time and place </li></ul><ul><li>pace adjustements are possible </li></ul><ul><li>combines informal and formal learning </li></ul>
  18. 18. Learning 1.0 One to one/many
  19. 19. Learning 2.0 Many to many forming a learning network
  20. 20. Me opimme-malli Foresight, Oppimisen muuttuva maailma
  21. 21. Our goal Learners generate and share content with you , each other and anyone in the world they can learn from . They move from the island of fixed knowledge to the flow of continuously developing knowledge .
  22. 22. Learning 3.0 Many to many learning everywhere
  23. 23. www.flickr.com/photos/francescesteve/3039956497/ Friends Hobbies Work Travel Social media and mobile ubiquitous learning? 3.0
  24. 24. Useful links http:// www.tagoras.com / docs /Learning_20_for_Associations_v1.pdf http:// www.missiontolearn.com / http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/04/learning-30.html http:// eyeonlearning.blogspot.com / http://www2.tlc.unlv.edu/3l0gz/ michael / http:// janeknight.typepad.com / socialmedia / http://www.elearnspace.org/index.htm http:// www.slideshare.net / fred.zimny / effective-use-of-social-software-in-education-final-report
  25. 25. Thank you! Mervi Jansson – Mervi Mavendorf in Second Life Trainer at Omnia - The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region www.mjansson.wordpress.com

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