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Social Media Basics for Educators | The New Media Consortium

Social Media Basics for Educators | The New Media Consortium | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Our Horizon Project research, along with plenty of firsthand experience, has proven that social media is not just a fad. The education world is only beginning to harness its full potential. Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide endless opportunities to communicate smarter, foster close-knit communities, and garner more attention for academic projects. In partnership with the HP Catalyst Initiative, the NMC is hosting a two-part online workshop dedicated to helping educators build a solid social media identity and boost project visibility.

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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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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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Do academic social networks share academics’ interests?

Do academic social networks share academics’ interests? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
David Matthews examines the approach of ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Mendeley to profit, user data and open access publishing
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CFP: “Infancy Online”–Special Issue of Social Media + Society

CFP: “Infancy Online”–Special Issue of Social Media + Society | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here’s the Call for Papers (well, call for Abstracts, initially) for a special issue of Social Media + Society I’m editing with Bjorn Nansen:
Dear colleagues,

Special Issue of Social Media + Society
http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202332

Infancy Online

Eds Tama Leaver (Curtin University) and Bjorn Nansen (University of Melbourne)
 
From the sharing of ultrasound photos on social media onward, the capturing and communicating of babies’ lives online is an increasingly ordinary and common part of everyday digitally mediated life. Online affordances can facilitate the instantaneous sharing and joys of a first smile, first steps and first word spoken to globally distributed networks of family, friends and publics. Equally, from pregnancy tracking apps to baby cameras hidden inside cuddly toys, infants are also subject to an unprecedented intensification of surveillance practices. Reflecting both of these contexts, there is a growing set of questions about the presence, participation and politics of infants in online networks. This special issue seeks to explore these questions in terms of the online spaces in which infants are present; the forms of online participation enabled for and curated on behalf of infants, and the range of political implications raised by infants’ digital data and its traces, for both their present and future lives. Ideally papers will focus on the impact of digital technologies and networked culture on pre-birth, birth and the early years of life, along with related changes and challenges to parenthood and similar domains.

Possible areas of focus include, but are by no means limited to:
•    Social media and infant presence and profiles
•    Cultural and national specificities of infant media use and presence
•    Digital media in the everyday lives of young children
•    The app economy, and capture of infant attention
•    “Mommy blogs,” and online curation
•    Identity and impression management
•    Ethics, persistence and the right to be forgotten
•    Geographies of infant media use
•    Infant interfaces and hardware
•    Cultural responses to parenting, “oversharing”, privacy and surveillance
•    Erasure of maternal bodies in digitising infancy
•    Apps and services targeting infants as a consumer market

Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted to both Tama Leaver t.leaver@curtin.edu.au  and Bjorn Nansen nansenb@unimelb.edu.au  by Friday, 1 April. Where appropriate, please nominate an author for correspondence.

On the basis of these short abstracts, invitations to submit full papers (of no more than 8000 words) will then be sent out by 15 April 2016. Full papers will be due by 1 July 2016, and will undergo the usual Social Media + Society review procedure. Please note that an invitation to submit a full paper for review does not guarantee paper acceptance.
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Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

This post does not focus on any of these issues, but on the potential of using social media FOR schools. Telling the story of schools serves several purposes:

  • curation (find, filter, organize, connect and present) information for their stakeholders
  • adding value to a conversation, topic, theme, initiative with quality content
  • sharing of best practices in teaching and learning
  • making quality content visible to and shareable with others
  • creating connections and a network of schools to advance education
  • documenting institutional memory

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Teacher's Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/



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A Teacher's Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/


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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, August 13, 2015 12:25 AM

Great justification/tips

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Twitter in the classroom and for using re professional development for leaders.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, August 19, 2015 11:44 AM

Here is some great information and tips for creating a School Twitter Chat and Social Media.

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Researching the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Social Media

Researching the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Social Media | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

This paper argues that expanding the scope of social media studies to examine birth and early life at one end, and death and memorialisation at the other, demonstrates that social media is never just about an individual, but also the way individuals are always already joined together as families, groups, communities and more. Mapping these ends of identity also reveals more of the nuances of everyday social media use and its impact.

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BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content

BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The traditional view of how content spreads socially is tightly bound to a specific network. Share your cat GIF on Facebook, for example, and watch as ever-widening groups of interconnected people propel the image far beyond anything you could have planned—on Facebook. Even analytics providers tend to bucket content this way.

But think about it: Do you really share things just on Facebook? Nope. Like most people you are more likely switching from Twitter to Facebook to Pinterest, chat and email, sharing all the while. And even the best analytics providers out there do a poor job of tracking how that cat GIF gets passed across the social web.

That insight, based in part on research by Stanford and Microsoft, is at the heart of a new initiative announced Monday by BuzzFeed at the NewFronts (which is where online video makers pitch their lineups to advertisers). It's called Pound, and BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen describes it in a blog post as a proprietary technology that "follows propagations from one sharer to another, through all the downstream visits, even across social networks and one-to-one sharing platforms like Gchat and email."
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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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The dark side of social media: Be careful what you share with the wide world watching

The dark side of social media: Be careful what you share with the wide world watching | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Protocols and etiquette of online usage have lagged behind advances in technology
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Q+A with Bonnie Stewart: “We are part of a society and an academy where the personal/professional divide is blurring”

Q+A with Bonnie Stewart: “We are part of a society and an academy where the personal/professional divide is blurring” | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Your work focuses on scholarly identities – can you tell us more about how academics use Twitter and how it might enhance their professional identity?

Like any aspect of identity it’s complex. The promotional narrative of “use social media! It’ll increase your circulation!” has some truth to it, but tends to miss the point or the value that longterm embedded users express…which is that Twitter enables and enriches their engagement and experience as scholars. The boost in audience is a bonus benefit rather than the core.
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2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 11:12 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:35 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

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Networked Scholars, or, Why on earth do academics use social media …

This workshop is divided in 2 parts. In the first part, I will discuss how/why academics use social media and online networks for scholarship, and explore the …
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Why educators can't live without social media | Jisc

Why educators can't live without social media | Jisc | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
From student recruitment to alumni relations, social media has a place at every step of the student journey, says Eric Stoller. Institutions and educators ignore it at their peril.

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[1409.7724] Using 3D Printing to Visualize Social Media Big Data

[1409.7724] Using 3D Printing to Visualize Social Media Big Data | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Big data volume continues to grow at unprecedented rates. One of the key features that makes big data valuable is the promise to find unknown patterns or correlations that may be able to improve the quality of processes or systems. Unfortunately, with the exponential growth in data, users often have difficulty in visualizing the often-unstructured, non-homogeneous data coming from a variety of sources. The recent growth in popularity of 3D printing has ushered in a revolutionary way to interact with big data. Using a 3D printed mockup up a physical or notional environment, one can display data on the mockup to show real-time data patterns. In this poster and demonstration, we describe the process of 3D printing and demonstrate an application of displaying Twitter data on a 3D mockup of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, known as LuminoCity.

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As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 4, 2015 9:51 PM

As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 4, 2015 9:52 PM
As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.
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80 Twitter Tools for Almost Everything

80 Twitter Tools for Almost Everything | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Twitter is chaos, but in the midst of this beautiful mess is a ton of data that if you can understand it. If you ever wanted the complete Twitter toolbox this is the post for you. It's got 80 Twitter tools that can help you do everything you need in this busy social media channel.


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Adam J. Kovitz's curator insight, April 30, 2015 9:53 AM

Great Post!

Jean McKinney's curator insight, May 2, 2015 1:59 PM

"Twitter is chaos" -- a very good point.  And that's why tools to cut through the clutter are so essential.  this is really useful for writers and publishers who consider Twitter a key to their publishing and marketing efforts.

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The Ultimate Twitter Toolbox: 80 Twitter Tools: #Content_Curation_Magazine