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1 Social Media and Mobile Technology: Fostering Connected Learning Carrie Saarinen Instructure and Visiting Instructor, Salem State University Malcolm Brown EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Chrystal Porter Endicott College NEASC 2013

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3 facebook twitter Linked In google+

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5 facebook 1,900,000

6 What is a city? Minneapolis Seattle Cambridge Portland Hong Kong

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8 facebook twitter Linked In google+

9 Social media: digital technologies create collaborate share deliberate micro content

10 Todays learner is in a position to integrate a wide array of personal connections, resources, and collaborations.. in order to construct the pathways that are needed to meet personal educational goals.

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16 Mobile devices are the particle accelerators of social media

17 android 1B in 4.5 yrs FB1B in 9 yrs iOS 700M in 5 yrs

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21 Ownership ECAR 2013 Undergraduate Study, p. 24

22 ECAR 2013 Undergraduate Study, p. 27

23 Even more students in 2013 than in 2012 said face-to-face interaction, , and the LMS are ways in which they want their instructors to communicate more. Social media outlets topped the use it less list. p. 39

24 Social media: enable personalized pathways need to be deliberately integrated

25 Where do we go from here? after 15 years of the social web

26 billion Facebook users (social networking) 120 million Google Drive users (shared writing) 200 million Twitter users (400 million tweets/day) Vine launched by Twitter (micro video sharing) ,000 iOS apps available in iTunes Store 675,000 Android apps available in Google Play Google Hangouts, new free video conferencing Nexus 7 (competes with iPad, Kindle Fire) 2011 Facebook reaches 800 million users Google+ (competes with Facebook) Kindle Fire (competes with iPad) 2010 Instagram share photos via smart phones iPad launched 2009 Nook eReader launched by Barnes & Noble 2008 Android Marketplace opens (now Google Play) VoiceThread digital storytelling application 2007 Apple releases iPhone with swipe, pinch interface Twitter launched Kindle eReader launched by Amazon iTunes U opens 2006 Jeff Han demonstrates touch screen at TED JotSpot wiki launched; acquired by Google Diigo social bookmarking platform 2005 YouTube (acquired by Google in 2006) Peanut Butter Wiki (now PB Works) free wiki hosting Wikispaces - free wiki hosting 2004 Gmail free service launched by Google Facebook social networking site launched Flickr photo sharing 2003 TypePad blogging service launched by Say Media Wordpress open source blogging platform Delicious social bookmarking website MySpace social website (most visited web site in 2006) Skype launched as peer to peer video calling service iTunes Store opens for music downloads 1999 Blogger, Pyra Labs (acquired by Google in 2003) 1998 WikiWikiWeb is the first wiki (meaning quick) web editing tool (thanks to AJAX web programming) Amazon.com opens for business allowing anyone to write book reviews and rate book titles

27 ECAR Students and Technology Annual Survey 2013 Infographic: ecar-study-undergraduate-students-and- information-technology-2013

28 76% of college students own smart phones 31% of college students own tablets 89% of college students own laptops

29 Top 10 IT Issues (2013) 1.Leveraging the wireless and device explosion on campus 2.Improving student outcomes through an approach that leverages technology 3.Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy to help the institution select the right sourcing and solution strategies 4.Developing a staffing and organizational model to accommodate the changing IT environment and facilitate openness and agility 5.Facilitating a better understanding of information security and finding appropriate balance between infrastructure openness and security 6.Funding information technology strategically 7.Determining the role of online learning and developing a sustainable strategy for that role 8.Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device 9.Transforming the institution's business with information technology 10.Using analytics to support critical institutional outcomes Grajek, S. (2013) Top-Ten IT Issues, 2013: Welcome to the Connected Age. EDUCAUSE Review Online.

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32 Dr. Chrystal Denmark Porter Associate Dean of the Graduate School Endicott College

33 In the beginning… -Learned DOS -Consumed>Modified > -Produced

34 Collegiate Expectation Chrystal Denmark Porter, Ph.D., Ed.S. The purpose of the study was to describe the expectations that millennial generation students had regarding their collegiate experiences, focusing on student responses about student- faculty interaction and course learning (Porter, 2007). -Continuation of research about teaching excellence within the discipline of Sport Management

35 Edutainment Using traditional methods to design a course and deliver course content through traditional formats may not, many cases, be the best method instructors should use if they are truly interested in the students learning process (Oblinger, 2003). The modern system of higher education includes salient features: an open and flexible system, direct and easy access to every learner, a broad based and futuristic visionary stream of learning, edutainment and infotainment and student-centered learning, that is more emphasis on insight and knowledge than mere information collection, new knowledge with a personal touch and need and utility-oriented learning (Popli, 2005).

36 We published a book! lulu.com

37 And another one… lulu.com pbworks.com

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39 –Iyanla Vanzant A true teacher will look you dead in the eye, call you out of hiding and celebrate with you in the joy of standing in your truth.

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41 Finding the balance between want and need –Students –Faculty –Institution (i.e. resources, mission) –Outside factors (i.e. accreditation agencies)

42 –Kevin Kelly Its amazing, yet we are not amazed.

43 –Kevin Kelly We have to get better at believing in the impossible.

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45 Thank you! Carrie Saarinen Instructure Malcolm Brown EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Chrystal Porter Endicott College


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