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  • Intro to Social Media

    1. 1. Using the Cloud An Introduction to Social Media for Learning & Teaching
    2. 2. @RSCScotland Mail List -
    3. 3. What is Social Media? Web2.0 Tools » Changed the way we use the internet › We were passive consumers › Now able to contribute / comment without specialist web skills › Knowledge and data sharing › Publish in real-time » Assumes people are always online › PC/laptop/handheld devices » Web-based / Browser reliant » Easy to use
    4. 4. Social Media Using WIKIs Using Blogs Media Sharing Curating Web Resources Social Networking
    5. 5. ETNA: Use of Social Media tools »Social media tools are widely available across colleges (although some tools are blocked) »There is a notable variation in use of the tools with YouTube identified as the most popular tool »70% of academic respondents agreed that the use of social media tools enhances the quality of the learning experience »Some respondents felt that tools were a distraction and should remain in the social space of learners Social Media Use in Scottish FE -
    6. 6. Snapshot of current uses ETNA 2012 Key Findings Report »Lagging behind –Facebook; Blogs; Wikis; Twitter › Facebook – divided opinions Learners actively use it. Good to use popular tool for learning › e-Safety Uneasiness around using personal/non-college tools with learners ETNA 2012 Key Findings Report -
    7. 7. WIKIs WIKIs • Website which can be edited collaboratively • A range of media can be incorporated (text, video, images, hyperlinks) • All editing is recorded and easy to revert to the previous version of the wiki • Good for group activities as changes can be documented and thought processes recorded
    8. 8. Using Wikis with Travel & Tourism Students Example from Cardonald College, Glasgow Lecturer introduced Wikis to teach Travel & Tourism students Student activities became much more interactive – e.g. the use of Google maps and flickr slideshows to highlight tourist attractions Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
    9. 9. Blogs Blogs • Online journal with chronological posts that are also searchable • Commenting facility • Other media can be easily incorporated (e.g. video or images) • Excellent tool to encourage reflection • Records distance travelled • A good tool for building up evidence
    10. 10. Use of Blogs at Cumbernauld College HNC Creative Industries students at Cumbernauld College Mixture of written work (theory) put in context with student generated content such as videos, blogs, images etc Feedback transparent & linked to LO. Feedback becomes a conversation with tutor. Students also reflected on work and provide constructive feedback to others. Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
    11. 11. Micro-blogs Twitter Micro-blogs • Post small pieces of digital content (maximum number of characters) • Posts followed (by friends, colleagues, students) • Instant publication with few restrictions • Portable tool which feels organic and spontaneous • Good collaboration and information sharing tool • Can encourage reflection, peer review with the potential to enrich learning experiences
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    13. 13. Multimedia sharing Multimedia sharing • Photo sharing – Flickr • Video sharing –YouTube, Teacher tube • Presentation sharing – Slide Share
    14. 14. Icons by Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
    15. 15. Digital Curation Select & organise topic based, searchable collections using online tools
    16. 16. Pinterest
    17. 17. Pinterest: The Art of Digital Curation at Cumbernauld College Lecturer Steven Hart using Pinterest in class
    18. 18. Online Magazines
    19. 19. Digital Curation / Social Bookmarking • Enables storing, organising & sharing favourite websites • Meaningful keywords added so collections are searchable • Bookmarks can be shared with students or colleagues • Sets of resources can be presented in visually stimulating formats
    20. 20. Activity Scoop-it Use Scoop-it to scoop some websites Refer to the hand-out You may want to look at this tutorial video on YouTube:
    21. 21. Social Networking • LinkedIn • Google+ • FaceBook Image from Flickr by HikingArtsit licensed through CC
    22. 22. Linkedin Image from Flickr by clasesdeperdisom licensed through CC • A social networking website for people in professional occupations • Reports more than 200 million registered users in more than 200 countries • Users to maintain a list of contact details of people with whom they have some level of relationship, called Connections Google + Image from Wikimedia Commons Combines social networking with other services and connected through a Google Profile e.g. Google Hangout, Google Circles, Google Sparks ……….
    23. 23. Facebook Image form Wikimedia Commons • Social network • Make connections • Share information/interests • Strengthen student teacher relationship • Useful for collaboration • Group tools • Notification Discussion 101 Ways you should be using Facebook in the classroom Polling File sharing Always updated guide to Facebook privacy
    24. 24. Facebook at Carnegie College
    25. 25. eSafety & Facebook Carry out a risk assessment for Facebook usage Establish an AUP for Facebook usage Establish a clear take down policy Data Protection & Facebook Ensure staff know about fair and lawful use of personal data Make learners aware of DP using Facebook Ensure learners know how to protect their privacy Offer learner’s alternatives to using Facebook Copyright & Facebook Establish a clear policy on copyright ownership at the outset Raise awareness with staff & learners on the risks of copyright infringement Accessibility & Facebook Make reasonable adjustments for learners with additional needs Make staff aware of their accessibility obligations Promote and aid accessibility throughout your institution
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    27. 27. Benefits Social Media applications are easy to use and and can be easily accessed online using a browser Modernises the curriculum with many already being used by young people Can communicate with students outside class time Increases choice and the scope for personalisation & learner autonomy Improves possibilities for deeper & reflective learning Supports collaboration & communication (tutor to student & student to student) Largely free or very inexpensive & inherently scalable
    28. 28. Limitations Information overload: difficult to keep track of multiple posts Students may not like overlap between private and educational tools (e.g social networking sites) Can be time-consuming to moderate tools Need to make students aware of inappropriate use and e-Safety issues Awarding Bodies require to have confidence in systems
    29. 29. Things to consider…. Start with one tool – work on that and add others later! Consider what tools will be appropriate for your subject and student group Use the tools to engage with peers/colleagues Think quality rather than quantity
    30. 30. @RSCScotland Mail List -