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1 Engaging Students with Social Media in the Classroom Steve Quigley (COM), Rob Schadt (SPH), and James Wolff (SPH)

2 A Vision of Students Today

3 Some Assumptions Learning requires that students talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to prior experience and apply it to their daily lives. Student preparation and responsibility of learning are key to success. Learning is to a large extent a social interaction. Students like to feel connected to each other and the instructor in their courses

4 Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education Chickering and Gamson 1. Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty Contact Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement. 2. Good Practice Encourages Cooperation among Students Good learning is collaborative and social, not competitive and isolated. Sharing one's own ideas and responding to others‘ reactions improves thinking and deepens understanding. 3. Good Practice Encourages Active Learning 4. Good Practice Gives Prompt Feedback 5. Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task 6. Good Practice Communicates High Expectations efforts. 7. Good Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning

5 Types of Social Media Wikis Blogs Podcasts Flicker YouTube Facebook Twitter Google + O2O2

6 Our Questions for Today? What is the educational value Social Media? How can we use social media to improve learning outcomes? What are the entry points, time and resources needed to use social media in the classroom? What are the benefits of using social media in our teaching?

7 Group Work –What types of social media to support learning in the classroom have you used or observed? Provide examples. –In what ways can social media facilitate learning? –What are the limitations or liabilities of using SM in our courses? How can we minimize or contend with these liabilities? –What is the best way to integrate SM into our courses?

8 Some of Our Examples Twitter in a COM New Media Course Using Twitter in a Public Health Course Assigning a class "Google Jockey Student Generated Video on YouTube A PH School on Facebook A PH Course on Facebook

9 Conclusions or Just Assumptions? Connecting classroom work to real world and personal interests is motivating for students. Students like to talk about class outside of class Students are moving away from into other forms of communicating (Facebook, Twitter). Students can separate their social lives from their school and professional obligations. More and more students are expecting us to acknowledge these options.

10 Rubrics for Using Social Media ontextual-impact-of-social-media.htmlhttp://comm3480.blogspot.com/2011/10/c ontextual-impact-of-social-media.html cs.cfm#web2http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubri cs.cfm#web2 rubrics/http://annmic.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/ rubrics/

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