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Using social media for learning

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Keynote at the University of Staffordshire University for the Sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support

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Using social media for learning

  1. 1. Using Social Media for Learning Sue Beckingham |@suebecks Keynote at Staffordshire University SIGMA Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support
  2. 2. How much data do we create every day?
  3. 3. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated. IBM 2013
  4. 4. https://www.domo.com/learn/data-never-sleeps-6
  5. 5. In one minute Snapchat users share 2,083,333 photos More than 120 professionals join LinkedIn Users watch 4,333,560 YouTube videos 473,400 tweets are sent on Twitter Instagram users post 49,380 photos Source: https://www.domo.com/learn/data-never-sleeps-6
  6. 6. Google now processes over 67,000 search queries every second on average http://www.internetlivestats.com/one-second/#google-band Source: http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/
  7. 7. With ubiquitous access to the Internet there is a danger of suffering from information overflow HEALTH WARNING
  8. 8. "It's not information overload. It's filter failure" Clay Shirky
  9. 9. discussioncritical evaluation collaborative investigation asking questions open inquiry Social scholarship through digital engagement
  10. 10. ONLINE PRESENCE Create a digital online presence PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY Develop a digital professional identity to showcase your academic work PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK Build a personal learning network by connecting with other academics NETWORKS OF PRACTICE Interact by discussing shared topics of interest Steps to becoming a digital scholar
  11. 11. Overcoming barriers for new users of social media 'Listening in' - observe how others are interacting. Positive silent engagement is a valuable part of everyone's development.
  12. 12. Acknowledge the digital scholarship, teaching excellence and student learning gains shared by peers and students. Interact by commenting, asking questions, or signposting related information that may be useful. Share the digital narratives with others in your network Engaging with digital scholarship
  13. 13. Interconnectedness Add links to any websites or blogs you have Add the URLs to your email signature
  14. 14. Building a network
  15. 15. 'Google yourself'
  16. 16. SMASH Student led special interest group to develop the use of social media for learning
  17. 17. Framework – The Three Pillars Helping staff to identify and use social media tools for communication and collaboration within and beyond the classroom. Learning Activities Showcasing Learning Helping students to prepare digital portfolios to openly share outcomes and projects to develop a professional online presence. Organising Learning Helping students and staff to identify and use relevant social media tools to curate and organise information relating to learning.
  18. 18. Resources The Initial Framework, First Infographic, Snow Day Post All have been given a Creative Commons License Developing a home for a toolkit which could be used by others to plan activities/case studies How members of staff can utilise social medias within their teaching WEBSITE BLOG POSTS CARD ACTIVITY
  19. 19. – Nerantzi and Beckingham 2014 The 5 C Framework connect, communicate, curate, collaborate and create
  20. 20. Connect
  21. 21. The Office The Canteen The Water Cooler The Pub
  22. 22. Communicate
  23. 23. Brian Solis 2013 (CC BY 2.0)
  24. 24. Curate
  25. 25. Collaborate
  26. 26. – Don Tapscott 2013 “Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The sprit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever changing networked society. ”
  27. 27. Create
  28. 28. Graphic by @simonrae during @helenbeetham's #LTHEchat https://twitter.com/simonrae/status/612279251459510272
  29. 29. CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/vandycft/29428436431
  30. 30. Learning and Teaching in HE Chat https://lthechat.com/
  31. 31. Bring Your Own Device for Learning https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/
  32. 32. 10 Days of Twitter https://10daysoftwitter.wordpress.com/
  33. 33. Social Media for Learning Blog https://socialmediaforlearning.com/
  34. 34. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks National Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with a research interest in the use of social media in education. Blog: http://socialmediaforlearning.com/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/suebeckingham Image credit: Where not noted images used in this presentation are CC0 Creative Commons free for use https://pixabay.com/

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