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HOW TO SUPPORT LEARNING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. November 17, 2012. e. dana@jhu.edu t. @ danamuses. Dana Allen-Greil. Introduction. Learning Objectives Defining Social media Interactive Polls Your Burning Questions.

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HOW TO SUPPORT LEARNING

WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

November 17, 2012

e. dana@jhu.edu

t. @danamuses

Dana Allen-Greil

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Introduction

Learning Objectives

Defining Social media

Interactive Polls

Your Burning Questions

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“Educational opportunities ought to be encouraged to provide scientists and ethicists with an overview of social media and strategies for utilizing social media as a tool for public engagement . . . educational efforts should provide them with a general understanding of the basics while promoting the potential value of social media engagement.”

--Alan C. Regenberg, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, “Tweeting Science and Ethics: Social Media as a Tool for Constructive Public Engagement”

defining social media
Defining social media

web-based and mobile applications that allow individuals and organizations to create, engage, and share new user-generated or existing content in digital environments through multi-way communication

Source: Davis et al. (2012). Social media and higher education: A literature review and research directions.

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burning questions
Burning Questions

Workshop Wiki

https://socialclassroom.wikispaces.com/Burning+Questions

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learning 2.0

Social Learning

The 3 c’s: Consume, Communicate, collaborate

the 3 cs of learning 2 0
The 3 Cs of Learning 2.0

Adapted from Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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SpotLight on Twitter

Hashtags

The “Backchannel”

the backchannel
The Backchannel
  • How do you use this technology in your personal life?
  • How do you use this technology in your professional practice?
  • Have you used this technology as part of your teaching? How?

#socialclassroom

what the research says
What the research says
  • Benefits:
    • learning to write concisely
    • conducting up-to-date research
    • communicating directly with authors and researchers
    • enhanced faculty-student contact
    • cooperative and active learning
    • prompt feedback
    • communication of high expectations
    • respect for diversity
    • deepened interpersonal connections

Sources:

  • Greenhow. (2012). “Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literary Practice,” Michigan State University
  • Davis et al (2012). Social media and higher education: A literature review and research directions. University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate University.
a framework for teaching with twitter
A Framework for Teaching with Twitter

Source: Mark Sample (2010). ProfHacker.

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What the research says
  • Integrate blogs into your curricular activities to increase student motivation, track progress, and provide feedback on student work.
  • The result suggests that interactive blogs, compared with isolated blogs, are associated with positive attitudes towards academic achievement in course subjects and in online peer interaction.
  • Students showed positive motivation to learn from peer work, regardless of whether blogs were interactive or solitary.

Source: Yang & Chang. (2012). Assessing the effects of interactive blogging on student attitudes towards peer interaction, learning motivation, and academic achievements. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

what the research says2
What the research says
  • Wiki Assignment Ideas
  • Micropedia: A tiny, focused version of Wikipedia.
  • FAQ: Structured around questions and anwers.
  • Consensus Document: Creation of a document that reflects agreement by parties that began with widely differing points of view and goals.
  • Openness is instructive
    • Easily review the history of any article as well as contributors’ ongoing discussion of and sometimes fierce debates around its content, which offer useful insights into the practices and standards of the community
  • Unleashes productive inquiry
    • Process of seeking the knowledge when it is needed in order to carry out a particular situated task
wikimedia global university program
Wikimedia Global University Program
  • “In a nutshell, professors assign their student to write Wikipedia articles as part of the class, supported by a team of Wikipedia experts we provide to you in class and online.”
  • “The faculty members found such great success in enlivening students, improving writing and research skills, and enhancing students’ media literacy.”
pinterest
Pinterest
  • Collaborative boards
  • Interactive glossary of terms
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Putting It Into Practice

Design a Learning INtervention

Spectrogram

Barriers

Burning Questions Answered?

your turn
Your Turn

Design a Learning Intervention

  • How will you incorporate social media into your classroom?
  • How might social media support one of your learning objectives?

Things to Consider

  • What kind of content will be consumed, created, or shared?
  • Who will be creating or collaborating on the content?
  • What connections could social media enable for your students?
  • Why is social media the best way to accomplish your goals for this learning objective?
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Burning Questions

Workshop Wiki

https://socialclassroom.wikispaces.com/Burning+Questions

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Overwhelmed/Nervous

Excited/Confident

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HOW TO SUPPORT LEARNING

WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

November 17, 2012

e. dana@jhu.edu

t. @danamuses

Dana Allen-Greil