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  • how many of you use social media in your personal life? How many use for work and professional development?
  • There are over 30 definitions of social media. It scales well, gaining strengths from large numbers, bottom-up control rather than top-down.
    http://heidicohen.com/social-media-definition/
  • In Canada, just about any organizations and companies have some sort of presence on social media. As a nation, we are highly connected and fairly social online.
  • The average social media user age is 37 years old. 55+ is the fastest growing group.
  • had 160,000 students signed up. Two-thirds from outside the US.
  • How does it help education? Level the playing field, costs nothing (well, almost!) and it has a broader/different reach. We can talk to each other directly - huge for virtual workplace, distance learning.
  • Most activities are social - the way we currently design e-learning doesn’t take that into consideration
  • not a huge uptake - not officially supported, it has grown organically, not fully understand what it is for, people are careful to post only work-related comments. We have just reached 1000 users.
  • Include members to share/connect, allow self-organization and control (open vs. closed groups)
  • Learn At Work Suncor Invited Talk

    1. 1. What does Social Media have to do with Learning? Learn@Work Week – Sept 20, 2012 Stella Lee Blended Learning Leader, Global Learning Team Golder Associates, Inc., Canada iCore Researcher, SCIS, Athabasca University Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adoyle/6953976455/
    2. 2. Today’s outline • Social Media Trends and Usage • Implications for Learning • Foster a Dynamic Social Learning Space •Q & A
    3. 3. What is Social Media? Photo credit: http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u371/elizabethcornelius18/1207-social-media.gif
    4. 4. Wikipedia’s definition • Social media includes web-based and mobile based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organizations, communities, and individuals.
    5. 5. Two ways of looking at it 1.systems - e.g. Flickr,YouTube, del.icio.us 2. technological approaches - e.g. collaborative filtering, recommender, shared tagging
    6. 6. Social Media Trends and Usage Photo credit: http://www.arikhanson.com/2011/01/21/social-media-trends-whats-hot-for-2011/c
    7. 7. Social media trends and usage • Canada has the world’s highest social networking penetration - 49.3% (2011) • 47% of Canadians use Twitter (18% of all Twitter accounts) • 58% have blogs
    8. 8. • In 2011, 50% of online Canadians visited a social media site at least once a week • 35% visited every day • 18-34 years old heaviest users • daily access to email declined 28%
    9. 9. source: comscore’s December 2011 report: http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Presentations_Whitepapers/2011/it_is_a_social_world_top_10_need-to-knows_about_social_networking
    10. 10. Implications for Learning photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heycoach/1197947341/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    11. 11. •Formal learning - classes and online workshops and events, is the source of only 10% to 20% of what we learn at work - Jay Cross
    12. 12. Social media is everywhere... • Marketing and communication • Organizational learning and development • Personal development • Research
    13. 13. •v
    14. 14. A “DIY” model • A lot more amateurish effort (Shirky, 2008) • It is scattered all over, many overlapping effort • It is organic/self-organizing • A sub-culture movement (not officially supported by institutions)
    15. 15. Foster a dynamic social learning space Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronknox/5237937436/
    16. 16. From one-way broadcast
    17. 17. To two-way conversations Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohitrath/4159943702/sizes/l/in/photostream
    18. 18. Many-to-many connection Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjcockell/3251147920/sizes/m/in/photostream/
    19. 19. Sharing Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareconference/5422273956/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    20. 20. Collaborating Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5161094139/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    21. 21. Co-creating Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/the-g-uk/3709881283/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    22. 22. From then to now Then Formal Learning Space Mass Learning Competitive Restricted & Constructed Instruction Content Now Informal Learning Space Personalized Learning Collaborative Creative & Extended Personal Author & Innovator Knowledge & Understanding
    23. 23. Social learning is evolving fast • Not sure of the tools to use • Social platform new and changing every day • How to measure? • Netiquette
    24. 24. Yammer - private social network
    25. 25. Jam - social learning
    26. 26. It’s no longer all about how much you know... It’s about how well you can learn. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/6660036695/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    27. 27. Start learning… • A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace • Internet Time Alliance Blog (with a social learning focus) • Why education needs social media • Social Learning Blog • 100+ examples of use of social media in learning
    28. 28. Questions? Comments? Ideas? photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfiupublicradio/5600608701/
    29. 29. Thank you! • Email: stella_lee@golder.com Twitter: @stellal • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/StellaLee7/ • Academia: http://athabascau.academia.edu/StellaLee • LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/stella-lee/1/588/a32

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