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Social media and technology-enhanced learning

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Presentation about how you can use social media for teaching and learning in higher education, given at the University of the West Country, UK on September 3rd 2012.

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Social media and technology-enhanced learning

  1. 1. Social media and technology -enhanced learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/4333362932 Sarah Stewart 2012 Australian College of Midwives sarah.stewart@midwives.org.au Creative Commons Attribution BY
  2. 2. Thoughts for today• What do you want to get out of todays session?• Why do we need to consider social media as learners and teachers?• My story• Issues to consider• Tips for getting started
  3. 3. What is social media? “web-based and mobile technologies that turn communication into interactive dialogue” Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_mediahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/2945559128
  4. 4. Why is social media relevant to us as learners and teachers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
  5. 5. How to use social media for learning and teaching?
  6. 6. To deliver content and manage courseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/28430474@N05/6109506769
  7. 7. Share resourceshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25405741@N00/1443514113
  8. 8. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
  9. 9. Real time helphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  10. 10. Mobile options eg class announcementshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
  11. 11. Use alternative media to process and present work http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728
  12. 12. Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
  13. 13. Becoming part of national and international campaignshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
  14. 14. Connecting with “famous” people, people of influence, culture and powerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/39895100@N02/4410788484 http://www.flickr.com/photos/95 08955@N07/5818782513 http://www.flickr.com/photos/68099 105@N00/4270843426
  15. 15. Enhancing face-to-face relationships
  16. 16. Connecting students at a distance http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
  17. 17. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
  18. 18. Aid ongoing teacher and peer feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/20260568@N07/2072717826
  19. 19. Taking class discussion to a wider audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
  20. 20. Grow online communities/networks of learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1804295568
  21. 21. Facilitate collaborationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/2199685678
  22. 22. Develop digital literacy skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/3796822070
  23. 23. Preparestudents for life outside university
  24. 24. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otago- Polytechnic-School-of- Midwifery/293406710680213
  25. 25. Some examples
  26. 26. “Facilitating Online”:http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_Online
  27. 27. Virtual Birthing Unit:http://wikieducator.org/The_virtual_birthing_unit_project
  28. 28. Eportfolio:http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com
  29. 29. Collaborative wiki for teachers to share resources:http://mindthegap2011.wikispaces.com
  30. 30. How to write a paper for publication in 6 weeks:http://writingapaperin6weeks.wikispaces.com
  31. 31. Reflective journal:http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
  32. 32. Twitter: #phdchat
  33. 33. Virtual International Day of the Midwife:http://www.facebook.com/VirtualInternationalDayoftheMidwife
  34. 34. Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
  35. 35. Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart
  36. 36. YouTube/Blip.TV:http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahmstewart
  37. 37. Issues to think abouthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
  38. 38. Chicken or egg? What comes first – pedagogy or technology?http://www.flickr.com/photos/8082038@N06/2114990334
  39. 39. What is it you actually want to achieve? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50715604@N07/4881844153
  40. 40. Facebook wont stop you being a rubbish teacher!? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72527902@N00/990858552
  41. 41. What support do you need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
  42. 42. What support do your students need?
  43. 43. How open doyou want to be? http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/609777936
  44. 44. What are the issues of privacy,security and professional online behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/46485933@N00/294020907
  45. 45. How will you develop your own online profile? http://www.flickr.com/photos/16851909@N00/93136022
  46. 46. 10 top tips for using social media for personal learning and networking
  47. 47. Read articles, blog posts and watch ‘how to’ videos on YouTubehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/41185766@N03/4636025159
  48. 48. Connect with teachers who use social media, both F2F and online
  49. 49. Be prepared to give time to networking and dont expect things to happen over nighthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/316350537
  50. 50. Be consistent about how you brand yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
  51. 51. Be open
  52. 52. Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  53. 53. Focus on quality, not quantity http://www.flickr.com/photos/8663326@N06/4429964169
  54. 54. Be authentichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
  55. 55. Practice what you preachhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
  56. 56. Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
  57. 57. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  58. 58. Resources* http://www.uwe.ac.uk/elearning/*http://mashable.com*http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book*http://www.slideshare.net/terrya/three- generations-of-distance-education-pedagogy- challenges-and-opportunities*http://sarah- stewart.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Social %20Media
  59. 59. ContactEmail: Sarah.stewart@midwives.org.auFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewartTwitter: SarahStewartBlog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comSkype: sarah.m.stewart

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