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Community Service Directors from over two dozen institutions learned about utilizing web based tools and mobile devices to enhance community service and civic engagement programs at Ohio Campus Compact's statewide gathering on August 18, 2011 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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  • MCC is in the civic engagement and social change businessWe like to use this wheel to help folks identify the types of things they might do as an active community memberToday we will look at enhancing that wheel with THIS wheel
  • The whole subject of video deserves its own webinarOne advantage of video over other social media is that it’s so easy to share. People can easily embed video on their site or in an email.Video can also provide a real face and a real voice to your work and effectively support evaluation of projects.
  • “leapfrog” technology 19th to 21st centuryWay more mobiles than computersPeople without addresses can have an identity in the portable digital worldCompanies that can wire money to mobile phones via paypal-type accounts
  • College tuition has gone up more than any other good or service since 1990, and our nation's students and graduates hold a staggering $714 billion in outstanding student-loan debt. Once the world's most educated country, the United States today ranks 10th globally in the percentage of young people with postsecondary degrees. "Colleges have become outrageously expensive, yet there remains a general refusal to acknowledge the implications of new technologies," says Jim Groom, an "instructional technologist" at Virginia's University of Mary WashingtonIntroduce Michael Kuhne for a faculty perspective on this stuffMichael teaches English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • E engagement tools for civic engagement

    1. 1. E - engagement: <br />Utilizing mobile devices and web-based tools to enhance college civic engagement <br />Susan Studer King<br />Ohio Campus Compact<br />Program Director, Outreach & Engagement<br />Campus Community Service Director Statewide Gathering <br />August 18, 2011 <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/4281195146/<br />
    2. 2. “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”<br />- Thomas Watson, IBM Chairman, 1943<br />“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”<br />- Ken Olson, President,<br />Digital Equipment Corp, 1977<br />
    3. 3. Technology has already changed how we . . .<br />Work (telecommuting, information economy . . .)<br />Learn(Google, distance learning, digital libraries . . .)<br />Play(booking travel, online auctions . . .)<br />Do business (E-commerce, marketing, banking . . . )<br />Communicate(Webinars, texting, tweets . . . )<br />(And a lot of other things)<br />
    4. 4. It’s also changing civic engagement.<br />
    5. 5. Civic Engagement<br />"Millennials who use social networking sites for civic causes are also more civically engaged in their communities. Although we cannot conclude that belonging to social networking sites alone causes an increase in civic engagement, those who engage online come from diverse economic and educational backgrounds, illustrating the potential of technology in bridging traditional civic gaps. Online platforms provide engagement opportunities for many Americans who may not belong to a formal volunteering organization."<br />www.ncoc.net<br />"Strangely enough, digital technologies are forcing us to recognize the power of the collective and social."<br />David Bollier, “The Commons as a New Sector of Value-Creation”<br />http://www.onthecommons.org/content.php?id=1813<br />
    6. 6. Video<br />YouTube has approximately 150,000,000 videos<br />
    7. 7. Timesaving Tips<br />Web-based tools<br />Apps<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_funk/3890877873/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />
    8. 8. http://www.slideshare.net/ohiocampuscompact<br />
    9. 9. http://prezi.com/fgld-lzvqvqy/impact-report-presentation/<br />Cool tool? …yes<br />Time saver? …probably not<br />
    10. 10. A few online tools to avoid<br />Inbox overload…<br />Meeting or Event Scheduling:<br /><ul><li>Doodle
    11. 11. Meeting Wizard</li></ul>Group Collaboration Tool: <br />Wiggiowww.wiggio.com<br />
    12. 12. SMS<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. CHINA<br />703 million<br />People's Daily Online<br />INDIA<br />471 million<br />http://techcrunchies.com<br />Africa Mobile Fact Book 2008<br />http://www.publicsectormarketing.ca/ftp/Africa%20Mobile%20Fact%20Book%202008.pdf<br />
    15. 15. http://www.seeclickfix.com/ote-franklin/issues/hot<br />
    16. 16. Mapping vacant lots<br />http://vacantnyc.crowdmap.com/<br />Crisis event mapping<br />http://brixton811.crowdmap.com/<br />
    17. 17.
    18. 18. http://foodmovr.appspot.com/<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. http://kent.patch.com/articles/qr-codes-provide-link-to-kents-past<br />
    21. 21. Volunteer recruitment<br /><ul><li> Volunteer Spot</li></ul>http://www.volunteerspot.com/index<br /><ul><li>Online sign-up forms
    22. 22. Ugivewww.ugive.org
    23. 23. Volunteer postings
    24. 24. online volunteer tracking and reporting system;
    25. 25. currently set up for high school; expanding to higher ed</li></ul>Any suggestions for good free or low-cost online volunteer tracking & reporting tools? <br />Grassroots Online Fundraising<br /><ul><li>Razoo
    26. 26. http://www.razoo.com/story/Ohio-Campus-Compact-Ameri-Corps-Vista
    27. 27. Empowered.org</li></li></ul><li>Envision <br />the possibilities of a custom social network site and collaboration tool for Community Service Directors…<br />http://www.localfoodcleveland.org/<br />http://hyperlocavore.ning.com/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/zullazoo/3778606607/sizes/m/in/photostream/<br />
    28. 28. How to keep track of all of these cool sites?<br /> Bookmark it!<br />http://www.delicious.com/studer.king<br />
    29. 29. Jim Groom<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7MxVqe_uRI<br />Jim Groom /Gardner Campbell video<br />
    30. 30. VOTE FOR OHIO CAMPUS COMPACT!!!!<br />www.momnet.com<br />