Somewhere to store information? A way to communicate, or a teaching/learning methodology? Who are your learners? What is the appropriate tool for what you want to achieve?
Social media is not a “cure all”
Social media and technology-enhanced learning
Social media and technology -enhanced learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/4333362932 Sarah Stewart 2012 Australian College of Midwives firstname.lastname@example.org Creative Commons Attribution BY
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
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
Why is social media relevant to us as learners and teachers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
How to use social media for learning and teaching?
To deliver content and manage courseshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/28430474@N05/6109506769
Organize, advertise and take part in real time events http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
Real time helphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
Mobile options eg class announcementshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
Use alternative media to process and present work http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728
Following international events, issues and discussions, in real-time http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
Becoming part of national and international campaignshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
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