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Aect socialmedia 2012_dennen

  1. 1. 10/31/12  Social Media, Networks, andLearning - A Research (andPractice) AgendaVanessa DennenAssociate ProfessorFlorida State UniversityPresentation at AECT 2012 What immediately comes to mind when you think about SOCIAL MEDIA & LEARNING 1  
  2. 2. 10/31/12  The Formal – Informal Continuum Adapted from Dennen & Myers (2012)School – Formal—  Integration of tools in classrooms ◦  Class wikis ◦  Reflective blogs—  Holding class “outside” ◦  Shifting to social media tools as hosts—  Encouragement to seek resources ◦  Content resources (google it!) ◦  Human resources (contact an expert)—  Publishing online 2  
  3. 3. 10/31/12  Work – Formal—  Dictated by organizational structure, legal requirements, workplace learning objectives ◦  Intranet-based courses ◦  Closed knowledge communities ◦  WebinarsSchool - Informal—  Encompasses personal choices—  Blends from personal social network—  Building the socio-professional network ◦  Amassing contacts among faculty, peers, and alumni ◦  Using affiliation to develop broader contacts in field 3  
  4. 4. 10/31/12  Work - Informal—  May be influenced by school experiences—  Building the socio-professional network via professional networks—  Performing expertise online—  The tools may (somewhat) change, but the objectives and methods of learning do notNagging questions—  But is it enough to consider formal/ informal and school/work?—  Where and how else might people be learning via their personal and professional social networks and social media in general? 4  
  5. 5. 10/31/12  Social Media and Personal LearningMaking Learning Personal—  Shift to the personal context—  Look at the person and their transitions between environments rather than learning situated in any one environment—  Our social network is bigger than the classroom or workplace, and it travels with us 5  
  6. 6. 10/31/12  It’s all learning … Home Hobby School/ Work LearningIssues to Consider—  Learning is network-driven—  Networks are bigger than the classroom or workplace, and they travel with us—  For many, there is a continuum of the personal to socio-professional network ◦  People dont separate them, although some people may firmly occupy end-points. 6  
  7. 7. 10/31/12  Big Meta Questions—  What might school and work environments learn from the personal and individual approach to social network- based learning?—  How do school and work environments influence personal and individual social network-based learning?Two Layers of Learning Research Networks Pedagogy Activities and Tool Outcomes Outcome Tool Knowledge Knowledge Management Brokering 7  
  8. 8. 10/31/12  A Call to Education Researchersand Practitioners—  Look through other lenses—  Situate your work in the larger learning context—  Consider how the class overlaps with personal and socio-professional networks—  Look to the literature of other fields Contact info: vdennen@fsu.edu Slides at: slideshare.net/vanessadennen THANK YOU. QUESTIONS? 8  

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