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  • Why talk about this?88% of US adults have a cell phone.65% of US adults use social networking sitesExpectations are changingHow people learn is changing.
  • Creating a tweet in Hootsuite. Integrated ability to shorten urls, add images and docs,
  • Currently, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an e-book reader, and 19% have a tablet computer; about six in 10 adults (63%) go online wirelessly with one of those devices. – PewShift to accommodate innovation and disruptions created by new technologies
  • Three tools- Twitter | Mahara | Crowdmap

    1. 1. Three toolsTwitter | Mahara | CrowdmapPaul TreadwellMay 2012
    2. 2. Three tools for today• Twitter • Microblogging• Moodle | Mahara • Learning Content Management and e-Portfolio• Crowdmap
    3. 3. TAKING TWEETS SERIOUSLY
    4. 4. What is twitter?• Social Network and Microblog • If Facebook is like a town square, Twitter is like the town crier. • 300+ million users worldwide. • Messages (or tweets) limited to 140 characters.
    5. 5. Why use twitter?• Post news and quick updates.• Direct traffic to your site when new content is added.• Ask questions, get answers.• Publicize events.• Provides another path to your content.
    6. 6. Twitter, on the web. The Stream
    7. 7. @ptreadwell Tweets Retweet
    8. 8. Twitter terminology• Follow • Automatically receive someones tweets• Reply • From one person to another, publically viewable• Direct Message • From one person to another, private.• Retweet • Repost a tweet – from someone you’re following to your followers• # (Hashtag) • for identifying topics. Help identify content for searches
    9. 9. Tweet anatomy retweeted link hashtags retweet
    10. 10. Links,photos and more
    11. 11. SOCIALIZING LEARNING
    12. 12. Educational models need toshiftIt’s no longer enough to produce content for people to consume.We live in a world of peers.New pathways to content aredeveloping -but is access to contenteducation?
    13. 13. Moodle | Mahara• Moodle is our learning content management system • Create structured online learning opportunities • Social learning environment
    14. 14. Mahara | Moodle• E-Portfolio • Integrated with Moodle • Adds new assignment type – Mahara Portfolio • Learners can capture, organize, and track learning progress
    15. 15. MOVING AND MAPPING
    16. 16. Data on the go• Apps and smartphones have enabled on the fly data collection • Video, audio, images and geolocation• Social networking sites enable connecting the data • Mapping • Reporting
    17. 17. Crowdmap• Crowdsourced information gathering and mapping
    18. 18. Crowdmap example
    19. 19. Resources• Mobile Technologies and Empowerment – United Nations Development Programme – 02/2012• http://www.undpegov.org/sites/undpegov.org/files/undp_mobile_technolo gy_primer.pdf• Dial “A” for Agriculture: A Review of Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Extension in Developing Countries http://bit.ly/HaD5uL• Pew Internet and American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/• Mobile is the needle, social is the thread http://bit.ly/HcVFTK• Mobile Technologies and Empowerment – United Nations Development Programme – 02/2012 http://bit.ly/HcrcQr• How to be better at twitter – Megan Garber,The Atlantic 01/31/2012
    20. 20. Questions, Discussion and ContactPaul Treadwellpt36@cornell.edu@ptreadwell – twitter

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