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Social media for learning


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Social media for learning

  1. 1. Web 2.0: Social Media for Education Muireann O’Keeffe
  2. 2. This session: <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Web trends </li></ul><ul><li>What is social media? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of social media tools used in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Short break </li></ul><ul><li>Niall Dixon – cloud computing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions
  4. 5.   2011 Horizon Report Key Trends <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want </li></ul><ul><li>The world of work is increasingly collaborative , giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured </li></ul><ul><li>The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based , and our notions of IT support are decentralized </li></ul>
  5. 6. History of Social Media
  6. 7. History of Social Media <ul><li>Web1.0: Static web information </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many: Controlled by editors, creators-a select few </li></ul><ul><li>Needed some coding skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 : Information is dynamic. </li></ul><ul><li>Many-to-many </li></ul><ul><li>Enables user participation online </li></ul>
  7. 8. What is Social Media <ul><li>Social media enables social interaction , using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking: Communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others </li></ul>
  8. 11. Social Media tools for education <ul><li>Free tools! </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Delicious, Diigo, Bibme, Google Docs, Dropbox, Slideshare, Pixlr, Blogs, Wikis, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr.......... </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for: Communication with students, sharing information, research, social connectedness with students, enhance first year experience, supporting distance students/study abroad students .......... </li></ul>
  9. 12. Social Media headlines in education
  10. 13. <ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Groups (3 types): Open, Closed, Private </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy settings* </li></ul>Facebook Features
  11. 14. The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All!
  12. 15. Facebook Groups at DIT
  13. 16. Pages vs. Groups
  14. 17. DIT Library Application
  15. 18. Privacy
  16. 19. Student Engagement Ideas <ul><li>Enrolment and Student recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni relations </li></ul><ul><li>Event management( Special events promotions) </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Life (Student induction, transition to higher ed) </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency communication </li></ul>
  17. 20. LinkedIn
  18. 21. Social Bookmarking: Delicious /Diigo
  19. 22. Other social media tools
  20. 24. 140 characters Twitter replacing blogging
  21. 25. Twitter - Why I use it <ul><li>Tool to support professional development Examples of academics who use social media ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences: continues dialogue, commentary and networking, backchannel </li></ul><ul><li>Elearning Summer school - #elss11!/search?q=%23elss11 </li></ul>
  22. 27. Twitter and Opinion <ul><li> : feedback tools, conduct polls/surveys </li></ul>
  23. 28. Debate <ul><li>Motion: </li></ul><ul><li>We should embrace social media tools for education today </li></ul><ul><li>Pro /Against </li></ul><ul><li>[5 mins individual research -> 5 mins group coming up with 6 main points for your argument] </li></ul>
  24. 29. Websites/resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>70% of faculty believe that video podcasts blogs are valuable tools for teaching – do you agree? </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter And Facebook In The College Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Social media as a teaching tool: 9 cool examples </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 30. Summary <ul><li>Many social media tools for education </li></ul><ul><li>Can create a rich engaging and exciting environment </li></ul><ul><li>Students become information producers not consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes student centred learning </li></ul>
  26. 31. To think about..... <ul><li>Institutional policies, best practice/policies </li></ul><ul><li>Resource management and support </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Generation gap........ </li></ul>