Dr. Steve C.

Yuen, 「雲端時代教學新思維(三)」研習會, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 1, 2012

Creating a Social Network for Your Class
阮枝賢教授
Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Visiting Professor National Kaohsiung Normal University Professor Emeritus The University of Southern Mississippi yuen.nknu@gmail.com
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What is a Social Network?
• A social network is an online service for communities of people who share an interest with one another to collaborate. • A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services (Wikipedia).
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Universities and Social Networking. http://www.slideshare.net/sparkbouy/universities-and-social-networking/

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Popular Social Networks
•Facebook •Friendster •LinkedIn •MySpace •Ning
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Social Networking Factoids
• Social networks now represent the fastest growing Internet segment – 3 times the rate of overall Internet growth. (2009) • Social networking sites are growing at the rate of 47% annually, reaching 45% of total web users. (2006) • Social networking and blogging are now the 4th most popular online activities, according to Nielsen’s recently released Global Faces and Networked Places report. (2009)
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Source: Nielson Netratings

In 2008, if you’re not on a social networking site, you’re not on the Internet.
IAB Platform Status Report: User Generated Content, Social Media, and Advertising — An Overview (April 2008)

There are over 600 million registered users on Facebook.

If Facebook were a country, only China and India have larger populations than Facebook.
Source: Facebook - www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

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More About Facebook
• 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day • Average user has 130 friends • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook • More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month. • More than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
Infographic 2010: How Facebook Grew To 400 Million Users. http://bit.ly/a0eThz Source: Facebook - www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

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Source: http://www.techinasia.com/social-media-history/

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Pew Internet & American Life Project
• 2009 National Study – Social Media & Young Adults – 73% all online American Youth between the age of 12 and 17 use social networking sites for communication, up from 55% in November 2008 – 72% of online 18-29 years olds use social networking sites – 47% of online adults use social networking sites, up from 37% in November 2008

Pew Internet & American Life Project

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ECAR Study – Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

Social Learning
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Social Learning
• Best explained by situated learning theory which is rooted in Vygotskian perspectives on learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991) • People learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling. The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation (Albert Bandura, 1977) • Shift the view of learning from a cognitive process to a process of participation in the social world • Learning emerges from engagement in social interaction • Focus on the learning that occurs within a social context. It considers that people learn from one another, including such concepts as observational learning, imitation, and modeling SteveYuen.org

Social Networking in Education
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Social Networking in Education
• Provide a casual place of learning • Develop literacy and communication skills • Encourage students to express their own thoughts • Provide effective collaboration and communication • Offer a channel of resources and knowledge exchanges
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Social Networking in Education
• Provide a source of social support and socialization for different learners • Enhance students’ learning experiences • Develop e-portfolios • Form communities of practice • Build an online learning community • Offer immersion in a foreign language environment
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A Case Study
• Conducted in the US and Hong Kong • Designing and teaching two courses that involved the use of a social network • Purposes
– Obtained specific information about the process of the social network instructional approach – Investigated students’ perceptions on the use of social networking in education
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Participants
• 30 students enrolled in graduate level courses in educational technology from two universities (USM and CUHK) during the spring semester in 2008 • Majority of participants in both courses were part-time in-service teachers who were pursuing a master’s degree or a graduate minor in IT. • The courses were offered in a blended learning or hybrid format
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Design of Social Network
• Ning was chosen as an online platform to create a class social networking site • Allowed students to create their own profiles; upload photos, audio, podcasts, and videos, create and join discussion groups, send messages and publish blogs and presentations • Designed for private use • Only class members in the courses were invited to join the class social network • No guest or outsider was allowed to join and participate in the social network
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The Results of My Case Study
• Increasing interest in the use of social networking in education • Students in the course welcome the opportunity to experience and explore the use of social networking in teaching and learning • Students found the class social networking site was userfriendly and gave them a sense of belonging • Students had positive experience of using social networking in learning • Students felt more actively involved in the course that use social networking • Using a social networking site in a class could build a sense of community among learners SteveYuen.org

Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking
Chapter 16 - Using Social Networking to Enhance Sense of Community in E-Learning Courses http://steveyuen.org/book/book1/ SteveYuen.org

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Photos Blog Students Blogfolios

Podcasts Forum Discussions Class Blog Diigo Bookmarks

Tweets

YouTube Videos

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Create Your Own Social Network
• Mixxt – www.mixxt.com • Ning – www.ning.com • GROU.PS – grou.ps • Social Go - www.socialgo.com
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The End
Questions or Comments?
This presentation can be viewed online at: http://wenzao-yuen.blogspot.com/ My Blog - http://stevetyuen.org My Tweets - http://twitter.yuen.us
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