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1 Prof. David K. Smith University of York iTube, YouTube, WeTube and (T)wittering Academics Video Content and Social Media in Academia University of York 2013

2 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Academia – Building A Community

3 Prof. David K. Smith University of York University Lecturing Strategies for Engagement in Large Group Lectures Journal of Chemical Education 2006, 83, 1621

4 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Supporting Lectures Lecture capture is limited to repeating what students have already been taught How can we enhance lecture support and make students learn further?

5 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Supporting Transition Entering a Learning Community

6 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Schools Engagement Engaged with >30,0000 students since 2000 – Limitations?

7 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Engaging More Widely

8 Prof. David K. Smith University of York The Original Mad YouTube Professor

9 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Support Video Develop support material for undergraduates and engage more widely with A’level students

10 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Chemistry in Context Amazing Molecules

11 Prof. David K. Smith University of York iTube Teaching Through Video

12 Professor Dave’s Amazing Molecules Episode 1 – Gin and Tonic Episode 2 – Painkillers Episode 3 – Friday Night Curry Episode 4 – Coca Cola Episode 5 – Explosives Episode 6 – Champagne Episode 7 – Swine Flu Episode 8 – Transplantation Episode 9 – Bad Pharma? Good Pharma? Prof. David K. Smith University of York YouTube Info

13 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Feedback ‘The videos were both beneficial and interesting, very good ’ ‘These [videos], despite being me doing chemistry in what little free time I have, were brilliant.’ ‘Fantastic for reviewing lectures & revision as it provides a different media to revise from!’ ‘You actually try to apply the science we learn to real world topics. So thank you.’ York Undergraduates

14 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Controversy

15 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Controversy Professor Dave’s Chemistry Behind the Headlines Episode 1 – Mephedrone Episode 2 – Naphyrone Episode 3 – MDAI Episode 4 – Codeine

16 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Building a Global Community ‘I love your channel. Your tutorials are covering a lot of the material I have to revise for my end of semester exams. Brilliant. Thanks for uploading them to YouTube they're very useful and explain everything so clearly.’ Student in Ireland ‘Not a chemist, or in profession remotely connected… found this very interesting.’ Viewer from USA ‘As someone who has worked as an analytical chemist for many years I loved this video with its excellent chemistry and knowledgeable asides.’ Viewer from UK ‘Great videos. I will be studying Chemistry at Leeds Uni in September and your videos were an inspiration to choose Chemistry.’ A’level Student ‘The most informative thing I've heard about Mephedrone…good, sound, no bulls**t advice.’ General Public

17 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Education and Creativity ?

18 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Independence and Creativity Assessment Online Quiz (50%) Creative assignment (50%) Either: (i)Write popular science article (ii)Make YouTube video

19 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Assessment Assessment Criteria

20 Prof. David K. Smith University of York iTube, YouTube, WeTube ChemTube

21 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Feedback ‘Allowing videos was a brilliant idea – really made this course stand out…more engaging’ ‘YouTube videos were entertaining to watch – good to see people you know performing’ ‘I really enjoyed the course as it was a different way of learning’ ‘Doing the research gave a good insight into how useful polymers are – making it much more interesting’ ‘Making videos was more time-consuming and difficult than writing essays’ York Undergraduates

22 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Learners Become Educators YouTube Viewers ‘Really good video! I love polymers now!’ ‘We have found our aerospace expert of the future!’ ‘Great presentation!!! Have to agree we need to look after resources and consider the environment!!!’ ‘WOW!! This is such a wonderful video!! I didn’t Believe chemistry is sooooo important until I saw this THUMBS UP!!’’

23 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Dissemination D.K. Smith, Nature Chemistry, 2011, 3, 681

24 Prof. David K. Smith University of York What Do You Want to Say? Y. M. C. A.

25 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Why Twitter?

26 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Building a Professional Community

27 Prof. David K. Smith University of York How to Tweet? Thanks

28 Prof. David K. Smith University of York How to Tweet? Thanks

29 Prof. David K. Smith University of York How to Tweet? Thanks

30 Prof. David K. Smith University of York How to Tweet? Thanks

31 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Building a Professional Community

32 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Professional/Personal?

33 Prof. David K. Smith University of York My Personal Twitter Profile

34 Prof. David K. Smith University of York New Contacts

35 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Networking Event?

36 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Outreach

37 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Community Building!

38 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Caution!!

39 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Twitter-Aided Teaching?

40 Prof. David K. Smith University of York The Live Experience Set up a hashtag for your lecture course and engage students in a spontaneous learning community Dr Paul Clarke, University of York

41 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Caution

42 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Advantages of Being a T(wittering) Academic For the whole #acadtwitter storify see:

43 Prof. David K. Smith University of York Tools for Community Academics Human Engaging Educating Researching Our Students Other Researchers Inform Entertain Educate Inform Network Create Engage Share Educate General Public


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