SYLLABUS
Social Media for Active Learning
A professional development MOOC
Lead Assistant:
Jiyae Bong
Teaching Assistants:
...
SYLLABUS
Social Media for Active Learning
A professional development MOOC
Course Calendar:
Week 1 / Module 1: Curation
Mar...
SYLLABUS
Social Media for Active Learning
A professional development MOOC
• If someone else tries to argue with you, do
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Social Media for Active Learning MOOC - Syllabus

  1. 1. SYLLABUS Social Media for Active Learning A professional development MOOC Lead Assistant: Jiyae Bong Teaching Assistants: Ben, Chris, Dean, Fabrizio, Josh, Julie, Kate, Kayla, Maipeng, Meichelle, Monica, Owen, Xinhao, Wei, Weinan, Yanjun Course Web Pages Informational Web Site Direct Link to Enrollment Page Contact Emails General queries: SMOOC.2104@gmail.com Technical support: SMOOC.tech@gmail.com Twitter Course account: @SMOOC.2014 Course hashtag: #SMOOC2014 *Add this hashtag to your tweets so they will aggregate with other course tweets. Instructor: Dr. Vanessa Dennen Associate Professor Instructional Systems Florida State University vdennen@fsu.edu, @vdennen Course Dates: March 24 – April 20. 2014 Course Description: This professional development course was designed to help instructors, trainers, and instructional designers learn how to better use social media to support learning, whether in an informal networking sense or by embedding social media into more formal learning contexts. The four course module topics are (1) social media curation for education, (2) developing social media lessons, (3) developing and using personal learning networks, and (4) privacy and ethical issues related to using social media to support learning Whether you’re a newcomer to social media tools or you’re quite familiar with them, this course can help you find new and better ways to reach and teach your students, connecting them with the rich network of online people and resources, and helping them become active users and contributors within this network. Since this is a professional development course, it has been designed with flexibility in mind. Each week we will focus on a new topic and will have new learning materials, a live chat, discussions, and a small project. You may complete the projects for each week – or just those that interest you most or best fit your schedule. You can earn badges during the weeks you choose to complete the projects, and you’ll be able to get feedback from our community of learners and teaching assistants. Language: This course will be taught in English. However, we have an instructional team who can offer assistance in Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. If you need assistance in one of these languages, just ask! If you’re enrolled in the course and would like to assist in other languages, just let us know. 1-3
  2. 2. SYLLABUS Social Media for Active Learning A professional development MOOC Course Calendar: Week 1 / Module 1: Curation March 24 – 30  Webinar: Monday, March 24, 17:00 – 18:00 (EDT).  Module Project: Use a social media tool to curate on a topic of your choice Week 2 / Module 2: Social Media Lesson March 31 – April 6  Webinar: Monday, March 31, 17:00 – 18:00 (EDT).  Module Project: Create a lesson plan with active social media engagement Week 3 / Module 3: Personal Learning Networks April 7 – 13  Webinar: Monday, April 7, 17:00 – 18:00 (EDT).  Module Project: Build your personal learning network or develop a plan for helping your learners develop a PLN Week 4 / Module 4: Privacy and Ethics April 14 – 20  Webinar: Monday, April 14, 17:00 – 18:00 (EDT).  Module Project: Develop social media guidelines for use in your own setting Assessment: In this course, you can earn badges for each module that you complete. Module completion involves taking the module quizzes, participating in the module discussion, and completing and sharing the module project. You can also earn badges for completing multiple modules and for being an active and helpful member of our course community. Participants who complete all four modules will earn a certificate of completion, which can be printed from CourseSite. Note that these badges are measures of participation more than anything else, and that we will not be assessing quality of submitted projects. However, we hope that between our instructional team and the course participant community everyone who submits a project will get helpful feedback on their work. Teaching Methods: This course is divided into four modules. Each module contains brief video lectures, optional readings, self-check quizzes, and a project you might complete. You may interact with other participants and the instructional team in the discussion board, and on Twitter and other social media channels. Each week there will be a live Webinar on Monday, 17:00 – 18:00 (EDT). Be sure to check the time in your time zone. Webinars will be recorded, so you can come back and watch them later. Click here to login 2-3
  3. 3. SYLLABUS Social Media for Active Learning A professional development MOOC • If someone else tries to argue with you, do not take the bait. It takes two to argue. • Be sensitive to cultural differences. • Allow multiple perspectives to emerge in the discussion. You do not need to agree with everyone else, and you do not need to tell people with whom you disagree that they are wrong. • Respect the privacy of your fellow participants. Do not share their personal information and intellectual property with others unless you have their permission to do so. Social Media and Privacy Concerns: When we use social media, we leave behind a digital footprint. Everyone has a different level of comfort with this idea. Since you’ve elected to participate in a course on social media, we’re assuming that you are interested in using social media tools to engage with others. If you are uncomfortable using these tools, please do not feel pressured to do so. Keep your activities within your personal comfort zone. Think carefully about how you set up your social media accounts, who you include in your networks, and what you share with them. For example, you may choose to use your real name, location, and photograph, or you might use a pseudonym, elect to not share location, and either not share a photograph or use a different graphic as your avatar. Alternately, you might leave your accounts visible and open to everyone, maximizing your opportunities for interaction, or you might restrict access to select contacts if you are more comfortable that way. A good rule of thumb, no matter what your privacy settings and actions, is to not share anything online that you would not want your boss, grandmother, neighbor, best friend, and worst enemy to know. Intellectual Property: The course materials (e.g., video lectures) developed by the SMOOC team are our intellectual property. We believe in sharing openly, and thus license our work under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Participants in the course are encouraged to select and use a Creative Commons license for any instructional materials they create and share in this course. More information about these licenses is available at http://creativecommons.org. Participants in the course are expected to respect the intellectual property of others, providing proper attribution. Discussion posts and projects should be your own original work, although you may be incorporating (and providing attribution to) the work of others. Failure to respect the intellectual property rights of others may result in removal from the course (although we really, really hope this issue doesn’t arise). Netiquette: All participants in this course are expected to treat each other with respect. I’m not anticipating any problems, but here are some general guidelines to help us be respectful of each other: • Read your messages before sending them to others, carefully considering the tone. Avoid name-calling, labeling, insults, and offensive language. • If you are offended by something someone else posts, either contact them privately to discuss the issue or post a thoughtful reply. Give the original poster an opportunity to respond and clarify with they meant. • Debating is fine, arguing is not. Tweet with #smooc2014 3-3

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