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Social Media for Higher Education
The many dimensions of social media in research, teaching and learning.
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View Kim Flintoff's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like Kim Flintoff discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts, and business partners.
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Reference: FreeBook: Social Media in the Library - Routledge

Reference: FreeBook: Social Media in the Library - Routledge | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
FreeBook: Social Media in the Library

Using social media effectively enables libraries to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a community of users, and enhance the libraries profile – all of which is in light of Social Media in the Library.
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There's no doubt that social media can be used for academics. This, however, points out that it can help bring students and libraries together.
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Should you send your employees to ‘sandstone universities’?

Should you send your employees to ‘sandstone universities’? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A report published by Hootsuite suggests that Australian universities are lagging behind their counterparts when it comes to the adoption of social media technologies that engage students throughout their educational journey and enhance the learning experience.
 
The report, entitled The Social Campus: Revolutionising the Australian Student Journey, focused on the behaviours and activities of Australian universities’ and their students during the November 2016 to April 2017 matriculation season.
 
While many employers are still lured by the prestige of established, ‘sandstone’ tertiary institutions such as Sydney University, the report suggests that smaller, younger universities are performing better in terms of social technologies.
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"While many employers are still lured by the prestige of established, ‘sandstone’ tertiary institutions such as Sydney University, the report suggests that smaller, younger universities are performing better in terms of social technologies."

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ASCD EDge - Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

ASCD EDge - Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Placing those social media technology tools in the hands of some of the most educated members of our society who have the greatest effect on future generations has had somewhat mixed results.
Education as a profession needs to recognize and accept the fact that we live in the 21st century and social media enables change that can happen much faster, and affect greater groups of people than any technology of the 20thCentury, including radio and television. Change has always come slowly over the centuries and that was what we expected, change happening slowly giving us more time to adjust and adapt. Technology has changed that paradigm. Change is coming more quickly than many can adapt to and creating an uncomfortable situation for any profession that has been slow to change.
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Curtin Uni wins marketing award for social campaign | Community News Group

Curtin Uni wins marketing award for social campaign | Community News Group | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A STUDENT-RUN social campaign aimed at breaking down barriers between students has won Curtin University a marketing award.

The Humans of Curtin campaign, dedicated to profiling the stories of Curtin students, staff and alumni, won the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Award in Sydney.

The award acknowledged the positive impact a campaign could have on the community and the associated social benefits.

Humans of Curtin project manager Luke Webster said Humans of Curtin involved staff and students working together to share stories of members of the Curtin community, alongside an integrated marketing campaign promoting Curtin’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in creative and engaging ways.
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Workplace by Facebook

Workplace by Facebook | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action. Through group discussion, a personalised News Feed, and voice and video calling, work together and get more done.

Workplace is an ad-free space, separate from your personal Facebook account.

 

FROM TNW:
"We’ve known for more than two years that Facebook has been working on a version of its app for organizations. It’s now out of beta, has a new name and is available to everyone, and it’s called Workplace.  

The idea is to streamline companies’ intranets and reduce the need to rely on multiple mediums for internal communication. Facebook has been testing Workplace with more than 1,000 companies worldwide for over a year now, and the launch of the service sees it incorporating feedback from those who’ve had early access to it.  

 

Workplace looks and feels awfully similar to Facebook’s social network; the main difference is that all the updates, information and posts you’ll see there are from within your company. And it works for teams of all sizes, from garage-based startups to multinational corporations.  

 

As with the social network, you can create groups, post updates, tag people, share files and chat with multiple users at once."

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The internet helps us translate 'social capital' to economic benefits

The internet helps us translate 'social capital' to economic benefits | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Keeping up with our social networks online helps us get what we want in the short term, but could be worse for our accumulation of “social capital” in the longer term, our research shows. One explanation for this is that the benefits from increased online social connectivity are outweighed by the loss of face-to-face social interactions.

The idea of “social capital”, is where the use of social networks helps people achieve goals that would otherwise not be possible or would come at a higher cost. For example if you befriended someone and then they helped you move house. Online social capital is similar except it’s via the internet. For example using your LinkedIn account to connect with potential employers while you’re looking for a job.
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Universities failing to make best use of Twitter, researchers say

Universities failing to make best use of Twitter, researchers say | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Universities are failing to make best use of Twitter and may promote “inaccurate” depictions of themselves via the social network, a major study says.

An analysis of the Twitter accounts of 2,411 US higher education providers found that they were largely used to broadcast information or to highlight positive aspects of their institution.

Twitter creates ‘new academic hierarchies’, suggests study


Examples of universities utilising Twitter to engage in dialogue or debate and to reach out to the wider community were much less widespread.

Co-authors Royce Kimmons and Scott Woodward, of Brigham Young University, and George Veletsianos, of Royal Roads University, argue that institutions should use the social network not just as a marketing tool but also as a way to break down barriers with the wider community.

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Social Media App Uses Augmented Reality to Connect College Students -- Campus Technology

Social Media App Uses Augmented Reality to Connect College Students -- Campus Technology | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
College students will soon be able to interact virtually in class and at sports games, with help from a new augmented reality app. TeePeedU is a free college social media app that aims to get students out of the dorm and connect with each other in real life.

The name refers to the act of teepeeing, or stringing toilet paper trails around objects. TeePeedU allows students to teepee each other virtually by “dropping digital graffiti all over campus with everyone you want to know and hang out with,” according to the company. Users can leave photos of themselves around campus, which others can see through the app’s AR ecosystem.
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Dataset Spotlight: How ISIS Uses Twitter | Khuram Zaman

Dataset Spotlight: How ISIS Uses Twitter | Khuram Zaman | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many of us know that data collection, cleaning, and processing is a time-consuming and sometimes arduous ordeal that requires patience along with elbow grease. It’s usually the end product—insights from an analysis to feed action—that motivates us to munge. In this interview, Khuram Zaman of Fifth Tribe, explains how a desire to develop effective counter-messaging measures against violent extremists was the impetus behind creating and sharing his carefully curated dataset, How ISIS uses Twitter, on Kaggle.

The dataset, which consists of over 17,000 tweets from more than 100 pro-ISIS “fanboys”, is available to Kaggle users to analyze and participate in “crowdsourcing the fight against terrorism.” Khuram uploaded the tangle of extremist chatter in May 2016 as Kaggle began piloting a new feature allowing users to share the fruits of their labor in the form of public datasets. So far users and organizations have uploaded a wide variety of datasets for Kagglers to explore, analyze and visualize.
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The Effects Of Social Media On Learning | IDEALearning

The Effects Of Social Media On Learning | IDEALearning | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
We use social media all the time, both at school and at home. Our students are social media natives. Yet, do we really know how the use of social media affects the brain and learning? This course looks at research from neuroscience, psychology and education into the effect of social media on learning, and presents a balanced view on how we can use social media safely, based on the evidence we currently have. Teachers will think critically about their use of social media or their aversion to it, and be encouraged to form an informed view on how and why they choose to facilitate learning activities using social media. School leaders, such as year advisors, will develop the skills to implement wise use of social media both in the classroom and out. Teachers will have opportunities to engage in ongoing professional learning via IDEALearning’s online learning management system. Continued discussion and exploratory learning on this topic will be recommended via resources made available in this course, as teachers prepare students for the 21st century whilst being mindful of healthy, balanced ways to live and to learn.
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Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

The 6 Components of Omni-Social


A sound Omni-Social strategy includes – at a minimum – these five elements (a lot more detail on these points, including real-world examples, in the Webinar)

- A commitment to moving beyond the hegemony of rented social community
- Admitting that rented social communities offer user experience functionality that customers crave
- Adding some of that functionality (or a reasonable facsimile) to a website or community your brand owns or controls
- Selecting and maintaining a relationship between your rented community (on Facebook, for instance) and your owned assets (robust community functionality on your website, for example)
- Communicating the relationship between your rented and owned community functions to all consumers, to avoid confusion and duplication of purpose
- Giving community members at least partial control of the narrative and dialog inside the owned community. Enable the community to be “theirs” in a way the Facebook page never could be.

 

This last piece – community member empowerment – is critical to the success of any owned community strategy, regardless of whether it’s part of a larger Omni-Social approach.

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Trans Pathways - Telethon Kids Institute

Trans Pathways - Telethon Kids Institute | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

What is Trans Pathways?

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants).

What did Trans Pathways tell us?

Trans young people are at very high risk for poor mental health, self-harming and suicide attempts. Around 3 in every 4 trans young people have experienced anxiety or depression. Four out of 5 trans young people have ever engaged in self-harm, and almost 1 in 2 trans young people have ever attempted suicide (48%).

Trans young people found it difficult to access health services with 60% feeling isolated from medical and mental health services, and 42% having reached out to a service provider who did not understand or respect their gender identity. Problems with health services included a lack of education about gender diversity, not knowing where to refer trans clients, and transphobia.

Many trans young people have experienced negative situations that affect their mental health such as peer rejection, bullying, issues with school, university or TAFE, and a lack of family support.

Participants told us they used music and art, peers and friends, activism, social media and pets to make themselves feel better and take care of the mental wellbeing.

We have provided a list of recommendations for governments and health providers, as well as guidance for schools, parents, peers and young trans people.

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What is Trans Pathways?

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants).

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Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking

Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Dive Brief:

Twitter has become an invaluable resource for educators looking to participate in professional learning communities, reports EdTech: Focus on K-12.


Through hashtags like #edtechchat, educators can discuss a variety of hot topics, seek advice, share best practices, and build connections with peers across the nation and beyond.


While the platform has opened the door for around-the-clock, self-directed professional development opportunities, experts have noted that success on that front is a matter of getting out of it what you put into it.

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7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) | #ModernEDU

7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) | #ModernEDU | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

One thing is for sure, social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. I can only imagine what might be next! As a result, our students need skills to win at life in a digital world. The ability to use social media to support life goals and possibilities can be a game-changer. I know it has been very powerful for me in my professional life.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Social+Media

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 30, 1:26 PM

This social media infographic will help you understand social media advantages.

Rosemarri Klamn's curator insight, July 31, 7:56 AM

These are compelling reasons to practice social media in schools as it helps engage parents, the community, and the world.  Teaching digital citizenship is another key aspect of responsible use of social media for students and parents!

La French witch's curator insight, August 13, 9:24 PM
7 bonnes raisons d'utiliser les médias sociaux dans ses pratiques d'enseignement, pour une expérience d'apprentissage alliant l'engagement, le partage, le lien entre les acteurs de l'apprentissage, l'ouverture au monde et l'exploitation stratégique (après un tri sélectif) de tout ce que le numérique a de mieux à offrir à l’apprenant. Pour une expérience d'apprentissage stimulante, interactive et moderne, oui au multimédia dans l'enseignement ! 
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Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media

Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways


Microlearning refers to any pedagogy that encourages learning in short segments, and it can be supported through many platforms, including social media.


The research goal was to investigate the tools and best pedagogical practices for effectively creating and delivering microlearning, with results reported in this article.


These short bursts of learning seem to come naturally to students when well-constructed assignments connected to course learning goals are created using social media platforms, with care taken for their privacy on these channels.


Microlearning also takes place in a powerful way outside of the classroom through clubs, colleges, peer-to-peer engagements, experiential learning, and university-managed social media channels and can provide both formal and informal collaboration opportunities.

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5 Free Educational Social Networks For Teachers And Students

5 Free Educational Social Networks For Teachers And Students | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social learning doesn't happen in traditional classrooms only - in fact, it often thrives more outside of it.

These educational social networks have been developed to help you continue the learning conversation when a traditional lesson is over.

How do you leverage modern technologies for organizing social learning opportunities? Feel free to share your ideas and stories in the comments below, just like your students would do.
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How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace?

How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion in the field of science communication is how scientists are using (or might use) social media to communicate their research. This includes the role of social media in facilitating the exchange of knowledge internally within and among scientific communities, as well as externally for outreach to engage the public. This study investigates how a surveyed sample of 587 scientists from a variety of academic disciplines, but predominantly the academic life sciences, use social media to communicate internally and externally. Our results demonstrate that while social media usage has yet to be widely adopted, scientists in a variety of disciplines use these platforms to exchange scientific knowledge, generally via either Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or blogs. Despite the low frequency of use, our work evidences that scientists perceive numerous potential advantages to using social media in the workplace. Our data provides a baseline from which to assess future trends in social media use within the science academy.
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Social Media is the New Normal for Educators

Social Media is the New Normal for Educators | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

 The term “new normal” is the lingo used to describe drastic change in doing something or life after a major event. The change is usually quick and immediate. It alters one’s approach to something or way of life. In the educational world a slower transition is happening that will create a new normal.  That change agent is social media. Social media has been around for some time but its practical use is relatively new to educators. As I engage more and more educators in the use of social media for educational purposes I hear a lot of the same questions. Here are some of the most common questions with my responses.

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Why having a purpose is vital for work performance

Why having a purpose is vital for work performance | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
For many people, positive feedback in the workplace or on social media is linked to a rush of self-esteem.

However, one group don't really experience that rush: people with a sense of purpose.

A sense of purpose is an "ongoing motivation that is self-directed, oriented toward the future and beneficial to others", according to Cornell University researchers.

People who have purpose normally agree with statements like "To me, all the things I do are worthwhile" and "I have lots of reasons for living."

Now, researchers have found that having a sense of purpose allows people to "navigate virtual feedback with more rigidity and persistence”.

“With a sense of purpose, they're not so malleable to the number of ‘likes’ they receive," said Anthony Burrow, co-author of the study and assistant professor of human development.  
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The Beginner's Guide to Using Periscope for Education - Pike Mall Tech

The Beginner's Guide to Using Periscope for Education - Pike Mall Tech | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Periscope, Twitter’s live video streaming app, is taking the education world by storm.  Since its debut in early 2015, teachers and administrators are trying to figure out how to use Periscope for education and not just as a way for students to stream silly human tricks on live video to their friends.

Before we can get into how to use Periscope for education, let’s first define what exactly Periscope is and how you use it for those of you that are clueless for now.
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College boosts engagement by moving beyond the calendar to the event horizon - eCampus News

College boosts engagement by moving beyond the calendar to the event horizon - eCampus News | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Johnson & Wales University is using Localist, a SaaS-based calendar system to promote campus events through multiple online channels and then analyze performance.

Today, students want relevant information delivered directly to their smartphones, be it through Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or e-mail. They certainly don’t want to be trolling through university websites, yet this is exactly where most college event calendars lie buried. Not surprisingly, many of the listings in these calendars fail to put bums in seats.
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Biology of Story

Biology of Story | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
An Interactive Documentary about how we work with story and how story works with us.

 

Transmedia Producer Jeff Gomez discusses creating story worlds that expand across multiple media platforms.

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10 Key Social Media Skills for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Key Social Media Skills for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming a key player in the educational sector. It is redefining the learning landscape in unprecedented ways. Old modes of learning that were once prevalent in the pre-digital era have now surfaced to the fore. Collective and group learning is now achieved through what James Paul Gee called Affinity Spaces or what Wenger et al. dubbed ‘Communities of Practice’. And with the increasing number of teachers and educators taking to social media websites, social networking becomes a central part in teachers professional development. With the upsurge of social media use among educators comes the importance of learning how to effectively use these tools  for educational ends. The infographic below we created a couple of years ago, features 10 of the key social media competencies for teachers. The graphic is entirely based on Doug Johnson’s popular article ‘Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers ’. Check it out and share with your colleagues.
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How do Scopus Author Profiles help showcase your research? - Webinars - Scopus | Support | Elsevier

How do Scopus Author Profiles help showcase your research? - Webinars - Scopus | Support | Elsevier | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Researchers depend upon their profiles to reflect current and accurate information. In Scopus, your author profile is created through a complex and powerful algorithm, but in combination with a manual curation method. To learn the details behind how this is done, along with ways you can use Scopus to help showcase your research, join our upcoming webinar led by Jessica Kowalski, Direction of Market Development for Scopus and Engineering Village.

 

Live webinar

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 12:00 a.m. New York/ 6:00 p.m. Amsterdam Main CTA starts

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