Presentation on theme: "The Usage of Social Networks In Educational Context Sacide Güzin MAZMAN, Yasemin KOÇAK USLUEL Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education Department of."— Presentation transcript:
The Usage of Social Networks In Educational Context Sacide Güzin MAZMAN, Yasemin KOÇAK USLUEL Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology TURKIYE
Problem Possible advantages of technology in educational context required the defining boundaries of formal and informal learning. Formal learning Informal learning
Increasing opportunity to ubiquitous learning by technological support has revealed a question; How to discover the potential of individuals in the spontaneous environments such as social networks? Problem
While social networks have been adopted and being used extensively all around the world, it is notable that they are not adopted in the educational field as much in other fields. Problem
Purpose of study Proposing a new model that could determine factors which effect adoption of social networks to use in educational context.
Social Networks in Educational Context A common space for Shared interests, needs and goals Collaboration Knowledge sharing Online and offline interaction Visual / Verbal communication
Social Networks in Educational Context Support both the virtual and real social worlds. Solution to limitations of learning management systems (LMS) with social communication and personal profile tools.
Positive relations between students-teacher and students-students by creating more cordial environments. Social Networks in Educational Context
Provide engaging two-way experiences for users, prosumers of the multimedia content Consumer+Producer Web-based multimedia and distribution tools incorporating Rich audio (Podcasting, Skype) Photo (Flickr) Video (vodcasting, YouTube, Stickam) Networking (Facebook, Myspace) Social Networks in Educational Context
Need to expand vision of pedagogy that learners are; Active participants Co-producers of content rather than passive consumers Learning is a process; Supporting personal life goals and needs Participatory Social Social Networks in Educational Context
Emerging informal e-learning domain is receiving greater attention because of the widespread utilization of social networking technologies. Informal learning; Unplanned and spontaneous Information is being acquired implicitly Open for the participation of everyone Learners direct self-control Social Networks in Educational Context
Adoption of Social Networks in Educational Context While social networks have been adopted and being used extensively by many people, it is notable that they are not adopted in the educational field as much in other fields
Models and theories about diffusion, adoption and acceptance of innovation could be grouped under two folds; 1. Based on socio- physiological contexts and investigated adoption of innovation at the individual level focused on internal decision processes 2. Focused on features of innovation and its examined spread among users in a system Adoption of Social Networks in Educational Context
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context Social Network Use Innovativeness Social Factors Ease of Use Usefulness Subjective Norm Image Facilitating Conditions Community Identity
As students can; share information, idea, documents and homework in a very short time, communicate effectively and quickly access universal resources participate in groups and form new groups collaborate with people all around the world Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context
As students can easily; use social network features upload and download files, pictures, videos organize their profiles communicate and collaborate Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context
As social networks; contain social activities include very different people with their social norms different groups with their subjective cultures
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context As social networks are; relatively new environments different form other communication environments require taking risk to try
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context As social networks provide; opportunity to constitute an identity in virtual environment coming together with people have common interests, needs and expectations forming new communities around common goals
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context As social newtorks provide; publishing profile information displaying comments, photos and status for public
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context As, people in social network environments, feel a social pressure face with others views and opinions adapt with others
Proposal Model For Social Networks Usage in Educational Context As in social networks, people need; help from friends, teachers and others support services resources and help menu
Conclusion Students needs and expectations also undergo a change with technologic developments. Education styles have became important in providing students to; participate actively communicate in a flexible environment share information universally personalize education and environment learn independently from time and place
Conclusion It is supposed that effectiveness will be increased when social networks, one of the emerging technologies, start to be used actively and reasonably in the educational field.
Conclusion In further researches this model can be tested and verified. Researches can examine different potential constructs as motivation satisfaction interaction social presence
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