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Teaching with Social Media

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Use of some social media tools for teaching

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Teaching with Social Media

  1. 1. Teaching with Social Media Tools Michael Rees School of Information Technology Bond University @mrees Slides available via http://smcgoldcoast.com
  2. 2. Topics © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 2 Teaching with Social Media Blogging Delicious Wikis Google Docs Note Taking Twitter
  3. 3. My Choice of Learning Tools 1. Twitter 2. Google Reader http://google.com/reader 3. Gmail 4. Evernote 5. Live Mesh (Part of Windows Live Essentials 2010) 6. Delicious 7. Wordpress &Windows Live Writer (Part of Windows Live Essentials 2010) 8. Google Sites 9. Camtasia Studio 10. SlideShare http://slideshare.net © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 3
  4. 4. My Blogging Your social media mother ship A father of the word ‘weblog’ in 1995 Started blogging in 2006 as a professional journal at Scholarcast Volume 1 ‘published’ by Blurb.com in 2009 Volume 2 to be ebook in epub format – see BookBrewer.com and Zinepal.com © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 4
  5. 5. Student Blogging © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 5 Set student blogging assignments from 053 Now worth up to 15% of all marks Encourage students to: • Record additional learning resources, own thoughts and ideas, and achievements throughout the semester • Read other students blogs • Comment on other student blogs
  6. 6. Wordpress Blogs © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 6 Teaching uses: • Develop an important life skill • Share thoughts with students/staff • 9 free choice posts for 9% of marks
  7. 7. Delicious Social Bookmarking © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 7 Teaching uses: • Targeted lists of links (tagging) with notes • Share with students/colleagues • Evolve over semester
  8. 8. Wikis for Assessment Improve structured writing/documentation skills Build body of knowledge that extends formal subject content Encourage comments Wiki topics used for (part of) assessment Tried both group and individual wiki pages © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 8
  9. 9. Student Wikis © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 9 https://sites.google.com/site/webappdevmaster/
  10. 10. Future of Learning Institutions innovative thinking creativity, connected collaboration, flexibility, play=learning? with curiosity, exploration, transparency & openness To prepare all of our students for a decidedly digital future © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 10 Michael Stephens http://go.mrees.com/hypercampus
  11. 11. Open Scholar Research funding insists on open access Funding requires +ve social impact Public readers of open access check on authors Researchers need searchable public persona Public persona determines funding © 2010 Michael Rees Teaching with Social Media 11 Blog post: http://bit.ly/public-persona the Open Scholar is someone who makes their intellectual projects and processes digitally visible http://bit.ly/osdefn

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