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Using Social Media in Education (and Statistics)

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Using Social Media in Education (and Statistics)

  1. 1. How do we define Social Media:I found 34 definitions and there are more:http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/3527-what-is-social-media-here-are-34-definitionsForemost, Social Media are• Web-based.• Allow individuals to construct a semi-public profile within a bounded system.• Articulate a list of users with whom they share a connection, and• View and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/13653301/The-Effect-of-Social-Networking-Sitesphoto credit: AFP/Photononstop
  2. 2. • Micro-blogging:(Twitter) Communication and learning. Micro blogs for open and closed discussions, assessments• Blogging: (Wordpress, Blogger) Creating your online presence• Wikis (Content management) Collaborate to use, reuse, adapt, remix open content (Myspace, Wikipedia, WikiEducator)• Social Networks (Facebook, Ning, Linkedin, Google+)• Social bookmarking (Delicious and Diigo) Creating a database of resources that is collaborative, cutting edge and• cross platform File sharing and publishing (Dropbox, box.net, Scribd, Slideshare) Office in the cloud (Google docs,dropbox) File accessibility from anywhere. • RSS (Googlereader, Netvibes) Social media platforms that connect so you don’ loose control .• Chat and conferencing (Skype,Facebook chat, Wiziq, Connect)
  3. 3. 1. Communication2. Collaboration3. Connectedness4. Communities of Learners5. Convergence6. Contextualisation7. Cloud Computing8. Cost-free (or almost free)
  4. 4. 135 Mio users in Feb 490 Mio unique 2012 visitors per month, Linkedin accounts who generated 92 for about 0.20% of billion page views referral traffic. Over 700 billion 1 Billion active  500 million playbacks American users users and is accounts spent an average of 35 hours of video expected to  Grows at a rate 17 min on the site uploads every min. reach 1 Billion of 11 accounts users by August 50% of Linkedin More videos uploads per second of 2012 users have a in 60 days than 3  175 tweets on a bachelor’s degree major US networks There are 2.7 busy day There are 2 million created in 60 YEARS billion  USA represents likes/comments companies on Users spent a total 28.1 of all Linkedin as it is a of 2.9 bill per day Twitter users Facebook has business network. hours/month on (108 mill) YouTube. reached 100 billion  Brazil (33 mill) friendships  Japan ( 30 mill) There are 250  Twitter accounts million photos for 3.61% of uploaded each referral traffic. day  $259 mill. Is Twitter’s projected ad
  5. 5. Source: http://www.slideshare.net/krithikac/google-plus-pov
  6. 6. Getting reliable statistics on women’s Internet use in developing countries is very difficult. The standard indicators are not disaggregated by sex, and the available data are not very reliable or comparable. However, it is clear that the numbers are small and the distribution limited. Most women Internet users in almost all developing countries are not representative of women in the Source: http://www.slideshare.net/krithikac/google- country as a whole, but rather are part of a plus-pov small, urban educated elite. In many developing countries, less than one percent of theBy regions, female internet users population- male or female - has Internetare access.• 22 % in Asia, Source: Nancy Hafkin and Nancy Taggart,Academy for Educational Development (AED), (2011). Gender, information technology and• 38 % in Latin America developing countries: An analytic study. Executive Summary• 6 % in the Middle Eastern users. for the Office of Women in Development Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research, United States Agency for• No regional figures by gender are International Development, Task Order 27-2432-21 available for Africa.
  7. 7. Blogs are used for  news or personal updates,  opinion,  progress tracking etc.They are the most established and best understood of the social media tools, butthey remain important.In Education they are used for:  public engagement,  for recording personal development through a course or degree program, for graded work,  formal course delivery, or for  tracking progress on research projects.
  8. 8. WIZIQ Allows teachers to work with students independently. Allows learner to experience videoconferencing. Web 2.0 tools can be integrated for use during the session. Two versions of web-hosted videoconferencing software available. If session is made public, usage is free and fully functional. Only one person can broadcast, either the teacher or the student. Sessions can be recorded for later access by link provided. Premium option at minimal cost allows you to share audio and video controls with students to archive sessions for remote asynchronous access.http://www.wiziq.com/about_us.aspxGetting started with Diigo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A
  9. 9. Moodle Is a safe, virtual Learning/course management system with the benefit of a website with the ability to build in learning activities. One-stop shopping solutions include blogs, wikis, podcasts, crossword puzzles, quizzes and survey questionnaires that print graphs. Build-in grad book as teacher can post grades. Assignment hand-ins via the internet Online forums can be created, with attachments.Drupal Is a free and open-source content management system that allows people or groups to manage all kinds of content on the web, including blogs, discussion forums, images, podcasts, files and more Greatest strength is extensibility, which is capacity to interface
  10. 10.  A relatively new phenomenon gaining attention in Higher Education. Not to be confused with eLearning - It’s rather a platform to organise an event on , hold a course. Participation is free and open. People come and go as opposed to, how this is done in open/distance learning environments. MOOCs use blended technologies to organise the specific event, for tracking progress and participation, assessments, video/audio streaming and have room for social media networking. These all blend well together to enable the flow of data across all applications.
  11. 11.  To carry out a MOOC in the developing world can be challenging due to connectivity issues, bandwidth, importance of facilities etc. but it is recognized that these are helpful in expanding the reach of intent and keeping the cost low. MOOCs provide an opportunity to experiment without interrupting present setups. EdX is an open-source platform and Google has announced its course builder, a MOOC platform as and OS development platform using Google environments. It would make sense if Educational Institutions in developing countries would collaborate to develop a joint Open Source MOOC platform to suit their needs and wants.
  12. 12.  Carried out on Moodle and WikiEducator directly Encourages Mass enrollment. Highest number ever enrolled over 1000+ participants Running the 3rd Time Next date: Dec 3-14, 2012 Registration at:  http://www.wikieducator.org/OCL4ED Participation is free
  13. 13. 69% 1% US 76% China 88% 80% India Philippines 89% 90% Australia Indonesia Europe 44 % of all online users are in Asia with China accounting for 485 million people. 6 % of online adults are connected to one or more social media platforms (March 2012) 50 percent of social media users say they check in to their favorite networks first thing in the morning (March 2012)
  14. 14. Source: Priit Kallas www.dreamgrow.com
  15. 15. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  16. 16. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  17. 17. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  18. 18. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  19. 19. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  20. 20. Source: http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by-demographic-infographic/social-media-user-demographics-based-on-network/
  21. 21. Percentage Tech start-ups owned by womenWomen executives at Fortune 500 companies IT jobs held by women Proprietary software jobs held by women 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
  22. 22. Social media tools are changing the educationlandscape. There are two broad categories:  1. Those primarily intended for social networking, such as Facebook or Twitter, and  2. Those that are designed for sharing user- generated content such as blogs, YouTube, or Flickr.
  23. 23. FindingsDuring 2011s Arab Spring point to moreuprisings, young women in Women are using social Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain positive media changes for and Yemen used social media women than more actively than men: and cyber-activism to carve men regarding 55% : 45% health out central roles in the enhancementrevolutionary struggles and social underway in their countries, connectednes s, while men benefit slightly more in self-esteem Financial Findings suggest that and opportunities, including changes to livelihood s in education. careerspecific countries occurred as enhancement, advancement a result of a rise in self- and productesteem being one of the most development, have expanded noticeable changes as a result of access to SM
  24. 24. Findings point to more positive The view of women as changes for women than men regardingtraditional housewife and low health enhancementcost worker has changed as a and social connectednes s, while men result of becoming a benefit slightly more successful, feisty and in self-esteem and education. empowered “Girl with Power”.
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  26. 26.  What is Web 3.0
  27. 27.  Web 1.0  “read-only web.” Very little user interaction or content contribution. Established to create an online presence and make information readily available to anyone whenever they needed it. With the progression in technology, web 2.0 began to evolve. Web 2.0  “read-write web” describes almost any site, service or technology that promotes sharing, collaboration and customization. Sometimes referred to as “the it” and includes blogs, wikis, tags, RSS feeds, Delicious , Flickr, MySpace and YouTube. Ability to contribute content and interact with other web users dramatically changed the landscape of the web in a very short time. A lot of user submissions. Just appearing is Web 3.0  described as the “Semantic Web” A place where machines can better read, understand and process web pages; a place in which web content can be expressed not only in natural language, but also in a form that can be understood, interpreted and used by software agents, thus permitting them to find, share and integrate information more easily. A Semantic Web agent could be programmed to do almost anything from automatically booking vacations to researching term papers. Developers of the Semantic Web want to build a systems that can give a reasonable and complete response to a simple question like:
  28. 28.  The Social Skinny. (2012). http://thesocialskinny.com/100-more-social-media-statistics-for-2012/ http://www.bitrebels.com/social/chicks-rule-power-of-women-in-social-media-infographic/ Solomon, Gwen/Schrum, Lynne. (2010). International Society for Technology in Education, Web 2.0 – how-to for educators. The Blog Herald (2012, June 7). Social Network Demographics. Social Networks Broken Down By Demographic [Infographic]. Retrieved from http://www.blogherald.com/2012/06/07/social-networks-broken-down-by- demographic- infographic/social-network-demographics/ Social Demographics: Who’s Using Today’s Biggest Networks [Infographic]. (March 9, 2012). A Case Study of Social Media Demographics. Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2012/03/09/social-media-demographics/ Brown, Danny. (June 8, 2012). 52 cool facts and stats about social media (2012 edition). Retrieved from http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/52_cool_facts_and_stats_about_social_media_2012_ed_11846.aspx Bit Rebels. (February 2012). Men vs. Women: Who Uses Social Networking More [Infographic]. Retrieved from http://www.bitrebels.com/social/men-vs-women-who-uses-social-networking-more-infographic/ TechMash. (May 17, 2012) .Over Half Of Social Media Users Are Women. Retrieved from http://techmash.co.uk/2012/05/17/over-half-of-social-media-users-are-women Nancy Hafkin and Nancy Taggart (Academy for Educational Development (AED)). (2011). Gender, information technology and developing countries: an analytic study. Executive Summary for the Office of Women in Development Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research United States Agency for International Development. http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNACL852.pdf Gill, Rosalind (2006). Gender and the Media. Introduction. http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=igeFoFdh5iIC&oi=fnd&pg=PR5&dq=gender+breakdown+use+of+social+ media+developing+world&ots=CMFWljzoOK&sig=kCp7lv3jXjOZwKtXmTigxgEPrDc#v=onepage&q&f=false Modupe. (2012) Educational Development Centre Blog. (2008). http://edc.carleton.ca/blog/index.php/2008/02/20/what-is-web-30-educational-possibilities/

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