Overview Examine the social and technological phenomena of social media: 1.by canvassing some of the print media reaction to social media 2.by exploring more serious commentary 3.by suggesting some reasons for the popularity of social media Outline the common responses of the HE community Suggest some further responses
Serious commentary Demos: Digital Curriculum:Their Space 2006 Twenge San Diego University Birkerts: The Gutenberg Elegies 1994 Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2007
CRICOS #00212K Why the massive popularity? Powerlessness Natives vs immigrants and incomprehension Delayed identity formation You have zero privacy already Exploration of identity: playing A technical exclusion zone from parents Our focus on job-ready graduates and online knowledge
CRICOS #00212K Common responses in HE Alarmism Denial Limited use as a bolt-on Embedding in curriculum design
CRICOS #00212K Additional responses A thorough overhaul of curriculum design and development Innovative use of social technologies for support services A re-examination of the role of a university education Simplified applications and technical compatibility
CRICOS #00212K Acknowledgements I am deeply indebted for technical assistance (and some good discussion!) to Jennifer Jones, LearnOnLine Manager, UC, and Matt Bacon, Educational Technologist, UC. I have also learned lots from the mashedlc team; see http://mashedlc.edu.au. http://mashedlc.edu.au
CRICOS #00212K Alternate responses Wikis for community life: http://wiki.case.edu/Main_Page http://wiki.case.edu/Main_Page Blogs for FYE experiences e.g. Uni Melb: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/transition/starti ng/blog.htmlhttp://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/transition/starti ng/blog.html (and note last years have come back! Why not all years?) Facebook: pick US uni for examples http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/news/podcast/el i/ELIEP9 for use of SecondLife via EdNAhttp://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/news/podcast/el i/ELIEP9
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