Social Media in TnL

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Social Media in TnL by Mind Map: Social Media in TnL

1. Suggested Research

1.1. Identities

1.1.1. Keeping your twitter account 'academic'

1.2. Student perception

1.2.1. Nicholas & Hirst (2018)

1.2.2. Jisc's work on student digital expectations

1.3. Metasynthesis of Social Media studies

2. Theory

2.1. Net-centric theories of learning

2.1.1. Connectivism, Heutagogy, Rhizomatic learning, Paragogy. What other theories are useful when thinking about SocMed in TnL?

2.2. Key thinkers

2.2.1. George Siemens, Connectivism

2.2.2. Heutagogy

2.2.3. Corneli & Danoff, 2011. Paragogy

2.2.4. Steve Wheeler's thoughts on paragogy

2.2.5. Mark Granovetter, 1973, 'the strength of weak ties'

2.3. Case studies and research (PaperPile)

3. Tools

3.1. Your tools

3.2. Twitter

3.3. Google+

3.4. Facebook

3.5. Edmodo

3.6. Instagram

3.7. Snapchat

3.8. LinkedIn

3.9. Do these count?

3.9.1. Pinterest? Flickr? other social bookmarking or curation sites like Diigo

3.9.2. Whatsapp, Slack, Weibo, WeChat

3.9.3. collab tools like Google Docs, Answergarden, Padlet etc

3.9.4. Discussion boards

3.9.5. Blogs Wordpress, Blogger, Youtube, Vimeo, Slideshare


4.1. Strength

4.1.1. PLN Your PLN hashtags #mfltwitterati #LTHEchat #H800 #edtechchat #edtech #HEdigID #higheredchat #instructionaldesign

4.1.2. Supports transfer of knowledge strength of 'weak ties'

4.1.3. Makes learning environment more dynamic and attractive Expand learning opportunities Bringing real world into classroom Connecting with experts and other sources/resources Glenn Hurst example Teresa MacKinnon example Enhances sense of belonging

4.1.4. Authentic learning resources

4.1.5. Learners as creators generating content that can be discussed and shared: opinion, comment, images, videos

4.1.6. Learners as professionals

4.2. Opportunities

4.2.1. Ideas / Techniques #socmedteach

4.2.2. Peer support and learning

4.2.3. Improve learners' digital competencies managing self independent thinking skills creation of digital artifacts learning norms and acceptable behaviours

4.2.4. Community of practice

4.3. Threats

4.3.1. Platforms come and go strategies for dealing with this

4.3.2. Distraction

4.3.3. Cyber-bullying

4.4. Weakness

4.4.1. Too much choice

4.4.2. Privacy

4.4.3. Inclusion

4.4.4. Quality and volume of content and discussions

4.4.5. Learning traditions and digital competency of adults may hinder them from using/trusting social media for learning purposes guidance in classroom vital trainer skills is key

4.4.6. Ensure learners not disadvantaged due to lack of access to tech

4.4.7. Ensure used as additional and not mainstream assessed activity. Nice to have

5. Your questions

5.1. How to engage learners with social media

5.1.1. maths

5.2. Intellectual property rights, data protection

5.3. GDPR

5.4. Most effective ways

5.4.1. 25 ways and 40 examples...

5.5. Perceived barriers

5.5.1. accessibility blind users, twitter

5.6. Strategic oversight

5.6.1. challenge

5.7. How to build digital competencies

5.7.1. tip#1

5.8. How other organisations are doing it

5.9. Fears that learners won't participate

5.10. Is it relevant when teaching a skill like a musical instrument?

5.10.1. students could curate useful Youtube or other resources?

5.10.2. For music: Have tutors record brief videos of techniques and post to youtube

5.11. Time to redesign learning activities to take advantage of social media

5.12. Do some disciplines lend themselves more to using social media than others? discuss