Using Social Software Tools for Learning & Teaching


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  • Using Social Software Tools for Learning & Teaching

    1. 1. Using Social Media for Learning &Teaching Using the Using the Cloud Cloud*Please test your audio settings before we begin at 14:00*Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard or use the icon at thetop RHS of the audio/video window Icons by DryIcons
    2. 2. Celeste McLaughlin & Joan Walker Jisc RSC Scotland Overview of Social Media Using WIKIs Using Blogs Media Sharing Curating Web Resources Social Networking
    3. 3. ...........Web 2.0 sees a shift from theInternet being a medium in whichinformation is transmitted andconsumed, into being a platform inwhich content is created, shared,remixed, repurposed and passedalong ..... Downes 2005
    4. 4. Constructivism Connectivism “Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know- where” Siemens (2005)
    5. 5. “The pipe is moreimportant than the content of the pipe” George Siemens Image via Stephen Downes, UNESCO conference, Barcelona, 2009
    6. 6. The way people learn is changing Institutional Tools V Personal Tools Individual V Social Information V Communication Passive V Interactive Knowledge V Reflection Dis-engaged? V Engaged?
    7. 7. Social Media Using WIKIs Using Blogs Media Sharing Curating Web Resources Social Networking
    8. 8. Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
    9. 9. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Music Matters (login required)
    10. 10. Music Matters: Using Social Media to Develop Collaborative Documentationof Community Music Practice,Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
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    12. 12. Jisc RSC Scotland Case Study -
    13. 13. Supporting Learning with Facebook, Google & Wordpress • Introduced by MediaSpace Team at Carnegie College, Fife • The Wordpress blog was one of several tools introduced to support students on Creative Industries coursesJisc RSC Scotland Case Study:
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    16. 16. Digital Curation• Select & organise topic based, searchable collections using online tools
    17. 17. Pinterest
    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. Social Networking • LinkedIn • Google+ • FaceBook Image from Flickr by HikingArtsit licensed through CC
    21. 21. Linkedin• 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• Mobile Version available Image from Flickr by clasesdeperdisom licensed through CC
    22. 22. Google+• Combines social networking with other services and connected through a Google Profile e.g. Google Hangout, Google Circles, Google Sparks ………. Image from Wikimedia Commons
    23. 23. Facebook Image form Wikimedia Commons• Register and create a personal profile• Find friends from other users• Exchange messages / links• Communicate through likes / comments / suggestions• Join / create groups• Organise friends into lists• Integrate third party apps
    24. 24. Using Facebook with learners• Group Features – Notifications – Number of views – File sharing – Polling – Add Events – Add Images
    25. 25. Why Facebook? – what staff think No special software required I had a girl in my class who had Aspergers Syndrome and one day she came to me to ask how she could make friends. She didnt FB provides a great way to know how to read faces and couldnt tell if get immediate feedback on people wanted to talk to her or not. I any work submitted and suggested she join the group on Facebook also an opportunity for and start talking to her classmates, which peer support when tutors she did, and found that she was able to chat arent available. really well. This gave her confidence the boost she needed. Readable with any platform i.e. Smartphone,We have a staff group just Android, iPad, Mac, Windows …..for our subject and now post You do not need to have students as FBinfo re our curriculum area. Friends. You can create class or levelThis can be e.g. sharing groups and relate information to thesegood practice, sharing future particular levelsdigital technologies, Students are frequently posting usefuldiscussion of students who information, web links or examples of theirwe might feel are in jeopardy work to share with each other.of FAILING.
    26. 26. Why Facebook? – what staff think Facebook keeps the learner I find using the private messaging part of Facebook community together once with students really useful when it comes to nipping behaviour problems in the bud. There is just the right college closes for the day. level of intimacy to make the student feel special when you write to them privately. There were two students inStudents instantly see my level 5 class who were misbehaving in class. Icontributions have been made. messaged them and asked if there was something weYou can see who has looked at could do to make the class more enjoyable for them. They both responded and started conversations aboutyour entries or any other how they found it difficult to concentrate in class andcomments, likes, etc - This can we then worked on strategies for dealing with this. Asometimes set competitive edge to good resultsubmissions Groups develop their It is the first time I have seen learners truly taking own AUP and learn to responsibility for their learning, it was good to see communicate with FB in learning flourish among class members for a particularly technical subject (Cisco routing), that a business like manner historically always caused problems with learners. The group have progressed to university and still I can give public praise or actively use the group. This year’s learners are also private part of this group, and also have their own FB group.
    27. 27. Contact details Twitter: @RSCScotland @joanwalker65 @celeste_mcl
    28. 28. Using Social Software Tools forLearning & Teaching Using the Using the Cloud Cloud Icons by DryIcons