Social Media Tips & Tricks for Learning (in 45 Minutes or Less)


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Social Media Tips & Tricks for Learning (in 45 Minutes or Less)

  1. 1. + Social Media Tips and Tricks for Learning in 45 Minutes or Less … Michelle Lentz FIU Annual Conference April 9, 2010
  2. 2. • Instructional Designer, Trainer • Professional Technology Blogger (Who knew?) • Help non-profits integrate social media • Wine blogger and columnist • Virtual business card: text “michellel” to 50500 writetechnology A Little About Me
  3. 3. Before we get started … a couple of points:
  4. 4. Don’t use technology for the sake of technology; make sure it enhances the learning.
  5. 5. Make sure you know what you want out of the experience. Even informal learning should have a shared, explicated goal.
  6. 6. Sharing through Blogging by Prof. Steve Hutkins, NYU
  7. 7. Feedback through Blogging
  8. 8. Facebook
  9. 9. Facebook
  10. 10. Instant Feedback
  11. 11. I found texting to be perfect. It allowed quick access to professors without the social intrusion that could arise with the use of Facebook. Study questions the night before a test or telling a professor you can't make class is efficiently accomplished, yet the professor-student social line is still respected. -Kris, senior at Valapariso Instant Feedback: Texting
  12. 12. Instant Feedback: Texting
  13. 13. Collaborate with Google Docs
  14. 14. Be Aware:
  15. 15. Be Aware: My Parents Joined Facebook
  16. 16. And just a reminder ….
  17. 17. Use what you’ve got – what features are hidden in your current LMS?
  18. 18. “I don't have a wish list because I am blown away by what Indiana University offers. IU uses OnCourse, which I can only describe as "academic networking" and it is AWESOME! My professors post the syllabus and may send out messages prior to the first class meeting. Assignments are emailed or uploaded instead of printed and turned in that way. Grades are posted online as assignments are graded. The student roster is available and I can email my classmates if I need to. There is messaging and chat built in, too. My Lit professor posts YouTube videos, extra informational .pdfs and Word documents, all kinds of stuff. I am so enamored with OnCourse, I could go on and on.” - Sherry, nontraditional student at Indiana University
  19. 19. Thank you! Michelle Lentz Write Technology For contact info, text michellel to 50500 E: L: T: W: