Intro to social media for instructors: University of Nebraska
1. Intro to social media for instruction
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• Build your professional network on Twitter
• Increase communication and feedback in the
classroom using Facebook and Twitter
• Engage students with rich content on various
social media like YouTube
• Develop strategies for managing your social
9. Tips for completing your bio
• Upload a picture of yourself, true
• Follow the social media culture
• Focus on potential common interests
• Identify your educational institution
• Be professional, yet personal
14. Others ways to network
• Conference hashtags (#blend13, #nmc13,
• Join live sessions (#edchat, #sachat)
• Review campus twitter accounts and hasthags
15. Tips to developing a network
• Update social media profiles to include an
image and a bio appropriate for the social
• Connect with colleagues through conference
or professional group hashtags.
• Identify useful or influential colleagues and
review to who they are connected.
• Participate in your educational institution’s
social media accounts.
26. According to a survey by Joosten (2009), students
reported that they need good (67%) and
frequent communication (90%) with
their instructor and good communication
with their classmates (75%). They also reported
that they need to feel connected to
learn (80%) (http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz).
28. According to PEW Internet study, “Teens who
participated in focus groups for this study said that
they view email as something you use
to talk to ‘old people,’ institutions, or to
send complex instructions to large groups “
30. 95.1% of 18- and 19-year-olds use social media,
primarily Facebook on a daily basis (Salaway, et al.,
96% of undergraduates reported using Facebook
(Smith & Caruso, 2010)
43% of undergraduate use Twitter (Smith & Caruso,
90% use mobile devices to receive and send text
messages (Smith, 2010), over 1600 a month
92% of college-aged students watch YouTube
• Increases interactions between instructors and students
• Enhances communication and builds feelings of connectedness
• Create a strong pedagogically sound sense of presence in your
• Overcomes the challenges of students at a distance or in remote
• Facilitates providing timely student feedback
• Helps students stay organized
• Increases student performance
• Results in high levels of satisfaction of instructors and students
• Provides an opportunity for active learning in large lectures
• Enhances students participation and engagement in class
• Provides frequent, low stakes feedback on student learning
• Creates an opportunity for just in time teaching or to address
weaknesses in student learning
• Provides a strategy for integrating blended courses, online and f2f
• Develops cooperation among students
• Increases students satisfaction
53. YouTube alternatives
Content & Publication
• MIT World
And many more!
• Improving student learning
• Helps instructors manage their workload
• Enhances 21st century literacy skills for
instructors and students
• Facilitates the use of rich and current content
• Enhances student engagement
56. 5 questions to consider
• What is the pedagogical need?
• How will the selected social media help meet that need?
• What aspects of the learning process should be
• What learning outcomes can be better achieved through
the use of the selected social media over other
• What is the expected behavior of students within the
selected social media?
57. What is your pedagogical need?
• Increase communication and encourage
• Engage students through rich, current media
• Gather and provide feedback in the classroom
• Create a cooperative and collaborative
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are popular social media tools being used in the classroom to build connections, create presence, and increase student learning. But how can you use social media for specific pedagogy goals and not just checking on your friends’ status updates? This workshop will highlight how social media can be used both as a professional development tool and to better meet the needs of students by enhancing student interactivity and providing engaging learning opportunities. The workshop will showcase examples used by instructors in real classes, with real pedagogy needs and assessment requirements.At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:Increase communication and feedback in the classroom using Facebook and TwitterEngage students with rich content on various social media like YouTubeCreate a strong pedagogically sound sense of presence in your classroomDevelop strategies for managing your social media and building your professional network
Three ways to set-up twitterWeb - Twitter.comApp – Android/AppleText – 40404Ends2:43
Can use browser or mobile appWhat is a hashtagWhy use hashtags
ONLINE COUORSES: POOR COMMUNICATIONAs Metts (2003) reported that “Over half (52%) said the worst part of the online experience was poor communication. And half of those (26% of the total) said the problem was communicating with their instructors” (para 16). STUDENTS NEED GOOD COMMUNICATION According to a survey by Joosten (2009), students reported that they need good (67%) and frequent communication (90%) with their instructor and good communication with their classmates (75%). They also reported that they need to feel connected to learn (80%) (see http://tinyurl.com/yafu8qz). Connecting with students and building connections amongst students allows us to create learning communities. Community and peer networks increases students motivation to perform and provides them with resources to help do better in class.
D2L only pushes down e-mail, no discussion notifications for posts, no mobile notifications, etc.STUDENTS DON’T CHECK EMAILcPEW Study – don’t check email??As Shannon from Seton Hall Law School stated in ELI Mobile session the first week in March, they view e-mail as old technology or for old people.
STUDENTS USE SOCIAL MEDIA OFTENAccording to Bulik (July 8th, 2009) “Out of the 110 million Americans (or 60% of the online population) who use social networks, the average social networking user logs on to these sites quite a bit. They go to social networking sites 5 days per week and check in 4 times a day for a total of an hour per day. Nine percent of that group stay logged in all day long and are ‘constantly checking what's new’” (para 7).