Presentation on theme: "Role of Social Media in Learning 13 - 14 November 2013 Dr. Venkat V S S Sastry Head of Applied Mathematics & Scientific Computing"— Presentation transcript:
Role of Social Media in Learning November 2013 Dr. Venkat V S S Sastry Head of Applied Mathematics & Scientific Times of India, 28 April 2013 Learning is conversational Facilitates conversation Informal learning Collaboration Peer-to-peer learning Powerful tool to disseminate information Helps leaners acclimatize better in their new environment Types of learning content Procedural knowledge Declarative knowledge Learning is conversational Facilitates conversation Informal learning Collaboration Peer-to-peer learning Powerful tool to disseminate information Helps leaners acclimatize better in their new environment Types of learning content Procedural knowledge Declarative knowledge
Media per se does not enhance learning, it facilitates learning
Horizon Reports Over year or LessMobile AppsMassively Open Online Courses Tablet Computing Two to Three YearsGame-Based LearningGames and Gamification Learning Analytics Four to Five YearsGesture-Based Computing 3D Printing Internet of ThingsWearable Technology
Tools current students are using now Source: Dabbagh and Kitsantas (2012)
The Challenge How best to design learning content that exploits multi-channels that encourages conversation, collaboration and information aggregation?
Strategy Integrate informal and formal learning using PLEs, social media, and self-regulated learning Plan Self- Monitor Evaluate Reflect Self-regulated learner (Zimmerman, 2008) PLE (EDUCAUSE, 2009)
Proposed design should include Make the content learner centric Make the content shareable across different channels Provide opportunities for the learner to engage with the content Enable collaboration and conversation Enable learners to cite from attached material Define some simple tasks they need to complete; Reward them with some “badges” Provide opportunities to test themselves to make sure they understood/completed the key pieces of information Engage with alumni in facebook-style community who can support the new students Make full use of pedagogical affordances offered by social media
Cultural aspects Source:
A community page on Facebook These discussions need to be moderated for any factual inaccuracies.
A conversation in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= &set=bc.AbqRnmo_TPdVZbAKs-Wxazm3zMmpG1ICshza1B7syE0yYteT_OwOJJTlEWtPqTuXMRau_UUJqfQHmozm8fUhj-k8AVIMFNd6JVBaGYe9aJEzotpHcktlrIMXL7PYQA2c8as&type=1&opaqueCursor=AbrcSV1mWHEYJhOsL1aaDoBQfMjOMS8w4kKd2pWKI1jbDlMpsde_BWrijJuqUdY7gbOs3FtJ0H_WKklo-gZ-MVin97MR8CvKna8-HhbhLEo8crTHJZIKLoUTH0cUOH3xHUHL6-hXFXv94_XHMa7bJJfzVdrkrlpQeycfR6njuunRThGSBak3VbUF3fK3mpDDV6gxF9N11PMqR2H15tWYuhJshCObwwbmP4zaQtfgfbV8cA&theater