Social Media In Vocational Distance Education


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  • OTEN has over 30 Facebook Pages, the main OTEN page has over 4,000 fans and some of the other pages have up to 800 fans.
  • Live demonstration
  • Facebook is all about community, students engage each other informally and share ideas and resources and encourage each other.
  • When Engaging Users on FB Pages, there are 3 basic things to remember. Respondto student questions/problemsAskquestions,Postany good news stories, links, resource. These are the basics and if you stick with these you should have a successful page.The more you put into it the more you and your students will get out of it.
  • There is a right and wrong way to engage students. Remember that facebook is an informal environment and should be treated as such.
  • What we have shown you today are just a few of the tools that the networked teacher
  • Social Media In Vocational Distance Education

    1. 1. TAFE Connect Social Media @ OTEN Paul KingSocial Media Coordinator - WSI OTEN
    2. 2. The elephant in the room
    3. 3. Social Media is about conversation
    4. 4. Range of technologies availableThere are thousands of sitesThe Big Four
    5. 5. Twitter Video
    6. 6. Twitter @ OTENOTEN, Marketing & Small Biz
    7. 7. OTEN Youtube ChannelOur Distance Ed Promotional Video•Viewed over 10,000 times•Embedded in multiple Dist Ed & Education Sites
    8. 8. Maritime & OpticalMaritime Channel•Total Uploaded Views over 85,000 Health Services Channel •Total Uploaded Views over 8,000
    9. 9. LinkedIn – OTEN AlumniLinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site• A new member joins LinkedIn every second• One million Australians are on LinkedIn• 95% of companies using social media for recruitment use LinkedIn• Are you on LinkedIn?
    10. 10. OTEN Facebook PresenceOTEN has over 30 Facebook Pages OTEN Facebook Page
    11. 11. Engaging UsersCommunity Our students are on social media. We should be too!! Now used by all Major Universities around the world.
    12. 12. Engaging Users on FB Pages 3 Basics Actions• Respond to student questions/problems• Ask questions• Post any good news stories, links, resources etc
    13. 13. Engaging Users – VoiceRight Wrong• Informal • Formal• Insightful • Unapproachable• Friendly • Serious• Casual • Indifferent• Encourage• Humorous
    14. 14. The Connected Teacher
    15. 15. Paul King – Social Media Strategist, WSI - OTENLinkedIn:
    16. 16. Helpful URL’s• 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom http://www.onlinec• Every Teachers must have guide to Facebook• Facebook for Educators Course