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Digital Media Pedagogy by Mind Map: Digital Media Pedagogy
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Digital Media Pedagogy

Informal Learning/Social Networking Services

Ning (hard to keep track of large number of users)

Open source social networking

Install this plug-in with WordPress and create a social networking site,

Facebook (create closed groups for students)



Microblogging, Free and open source,, schedule tweets months ahead,, Twitter (create a hashtag for your class and ask students in large classes to tweet questions during class; project the page for your hashtag),

Blogging (literary)

Video blogging, exchange video messages on Facebook

Tumblr, media-rich, twitter-like blogging,

Online database of more than 200 journals

Wikimedia Commons is an online repository of free-use images, sound and other media files.

MIT's Open Courseware (access syllabi by MIT faculty for free, e.g., engineering)

Digital "community of letters"

What are the realities of open access and open scholarship?

Research Tools

Search 101


Temporarily block access to all social sites on your computer with this app,

Temporarily block the Internet on your computer,

Annotate websites

Social bookmarking


Archive and reference your academic work

Live Streaming

Live stream and archive video of events

Organizational/ Administrative Tools

General Productivity Tools

Google Docs,

Allows you to easily paste frequently used snippets of text,

Merge pdfs online, index.htm

Students in large classes formulate questions and then vote which ones should be answered.,

Schedule appointments with students or colleagues

Share large files

Teaching/Participatory Learning

Personal Dashboards

Aggregate a variety of websites throughout the semester for your students to read, follow, and respond to.,

Collaborative Writing

Students can share and comment on each others' papers. They can also all see your remarks.,

Collaborative Concept Mapping

Ask students what they learned in your class. They can write concepts and names on post-it notes and then group it on the blackboard. Finally, a group of students with laptops collaboratively transfers all this to the a collaborative map.,,,,

Content Aggregation

Presentation Tools beyond Keynote and PowerPoint

Prezi (requires degree of mastery),

Upload your slideshows,

Print- On-Demand Publications

Blurb (easiest for beginners, does not allow free pdf version of publication),

Lulu (does offer free pdf version of publication but does not offer simple design software- better suited for semi-professional use),

Create web-based timelines

Screencasts (record screen interaction, useful for quick walk-throughs of software) snapzprox/


Itunes U (listen to lectures from a large number of universities),

Profcast: Record slideshows with audio,

Overview + Manuals for Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Using FOSS is more reliable in the long run because applications are not suddenly shut down for commercial reasons (e.g.,,

Learning and Mobile Platforms

Using a txting mailing on cellphones with undergraduate students gets far more of their attention, texting mailing list, send text messages from your gmail account,, few useful mobile learning apps

The Feebackr

Teaching with/on YouTube

Use of Flipcams

Learning through Games

Responding to technological obsolescence

Peer-based grading

Learning To Learn (Bateson)

Paolo Freire

“What Freire made clear is that pedagogy at its best is not about training in techniques and methods, nor does it involve coercion or political indoctrination. Indeed, far from a mere method or an a priori technique to be imposed on all students, education is a political and moral practice that provides the knowledge, skills and social relations that enable students to explore for themselves the possibilities of what it means to be engaged citizens, while expanding and deepening their participation in the promise of a substantive democracy.”

Jacques Ranciere