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  1. 1. Using Social Software Tools forLearning & Teaching Using the Cloud Icons by DryIcons
  2. 2. Joan Walker & John Maguire JISC RSC Scotland Overview of Social Media Using WIKIs Using Blogs break Curating Web Resources Social Networking
  3. 3. WIKIs •Wikipedia •Wikispaces / Wetpaint • Blogger / Wordpress / Elgg / TypepadBlogs / Micro Blogs • Twitter Social • Scoop.it / Tumbler / Paper.liBookmarking/Digital • Delicious / Diigo/ Digg / CiteUlike / Curation Stumbleupon Social Networking • Facebook / LinkedIn / Bebo / Ning http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/social-software/index_html
  4. 4. 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 recordedSocial Bookmarking / Digital Curation• 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 ways
  5. 5. 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 evidenceMicro-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
  6. 6. Social Networking• Users create a profile and make it available to “friends”• A network of contacts is built-up• Tools include blog, photo & video upload, IM & chat• Now being used more than emailMultimedia sharing• Photo sharing – Flickr• Video sharing – YouTube, Teacher tube• Presentation sharing – Slide Share
  7. 7. BenefitsSocial Media applications are easy to use and and can be easily accessedonline using a browserModernises the curriculum with many already being used by young people -Can communicate with students outside class timeIncreases choice and the scope for personalisation & learner autonomyImproves possibilities for deeper & reflective learningSupports collaboration & communication (tutor to student & student tostudent)Largely free or very inexpensive & inherently scalable
  8. 8. Things to Consider Older people are not familiar with social software services to the same extent & lack web2.0 skills and attitudes Learners & staff may not find mixing social and academic spaces desirable Start with one tool and add others later – Think quality not quantity Awarding Bodies require to have confidence in systems - Rubrics for assessing work that use social software tools require to be developed Use tools to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
  9. 9. Using Social Software Tools forLearning & Teaching Using the Cloud Icons by DryIcons
  10. 10. Contact details http://www.rsc-scotland.ac.uk/ support@rsc-scotland.ac.uk Twitter: @RSCScotland Mail List: http://bit.ly/RSC-info

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