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Social Media as a Learning Tool


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This presentation is just the starting point for a conversation we had at the North Alliance Annual Conference 2012 #NAlliance2012
If you were there then this might help as a memory jog, if you weren’t maybe these slides could help you have your own conversation.

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Social Media as a Learning Tool

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA AS A LEARNING TOOL Phil Marston Ramone Al Bishawi
  2. 2. WHY ARE WE HERE?Who are we:Phil MarstonEducation Technology Consultant at the University of AberdeenRamone Al BishawiNorth Alliance Knowledge Transfer Associate
  3. 3. WHY ARE WE HERE?Who are you?
  4. 4. WHY SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LEARNING?Constraints on social/community networks & CPD inthe physical world time distance cost
  5. 5. WHY SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LEARNING?Constraints on social/community networks & CPD inthe online world skills confidence access perceptions/understanding
  6. 6. SKILLSICT skills - just do it - you won’t break anything - there are resources to help like WikiHow.comSocial skills - you already have them - IT is like a magnifying glass
  7. 7. CONFIDENCESocial Media is like learning to talk, walk, ride a bike ordrive a car ... seems frustratingly complex to begin with,but you wonder what the fuss was all about once youcan do it.You can build your own “Purple Potty”
  8. 8. ACCESSEmployer networks (firewalls, downloads, time limits)Remote locations (no or slow network)
  9. 9. PERCEPTIONS & UNDERSTANDINGCase studies: Twitter Digital Storytelling MOOCs
  10. 10. CASE STUDY 1 Twitter and #lrnchat
  11. 11. CASE STUDY 2 Digital Storytelling and BBC Wales
  12. 12. CASE STUDY 3 MOOCs and MobiMOOC
  13. 13. TOOLSDiscussion forablogstwitterfacebookpinterestScoop.itYouTubehangoutsi-Develop
  14. 14. MINIMOOC Massive Open Online Course on Supporting Community Empowerment12th November (Induction)19th November (First Session) (case sensitive)