Published on October 27, 2008
Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
Prof. Edupunk: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Educause October 2008
Learning is Changing
Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be accomplished via social media.
What does higher education provide? http://www.flickr.com/photos/secretinsidegirl/2200495952/
Membership in intellectual and social affinity groups http://www.flickr.com/photos/faith/480992699//
Engaging in intellectual discussions http://www.flickr.com/photos/faith/480992699//
Access to resources and experts http://picasaweb.google.com/jake.kake/FireDrillAtHKUST#5052948566788356226
Official endorsement of completion http://www.flickr.com/photos/cosmopolite10/424212450/
Accumulate and develop skills for employment http://www.flickr.com/photos/10696336@N06/2034616595/
Association with professional community http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxiadrian/407414293/
Guidance through experiences and thought processes http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicklebean/2087463847/
What role does social media play in the lives of those engaged with it? http://playmedicine.com/resources/is845060.jpg
Self Expression http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulobrandao/2762313433/
Sharing enthusiasm for common interests http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/
Access to experts and personalities http://www.ted.com//
Enhance personal and professional reputation http://www.linkedin.com//
Build and share skills http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Big_Fat_Brain/You_Suck_at_Photoshop__Season_1/YouSuckAtPhotoshop8_578.aspx
Social media changes… who we can reach http://www.theweblogproject.com/Howard1_thumb.jpg Howard Rheingold
Social media changes… how many people we can reach Facebook Nexus Friend Graph
Social media changes… our methods of expression http://bp0.blogger.com/_ydRuhydUTL0/R7i9E53XlBI/AAAAAAAAAHo/xPVlGJzg82o/s1600-h/praying.jpg
All communication is educational
Dialogic communication allows for more community, exchange of ideas
Social Media creates new ways to learn without the communities and structures created by institutions.
What is the educator’s role in a world where production and consumption of information has been… Democratic Amateur Distributed
Educators are no longer the GATEKEEPERS of knowledge http://www.flickr.com/photos/pochateca/129253506/
http://elgg.jiscemerge.org.uk/graham/files/-1/293/edpunkbionicteaching.jpg Jim Groom the role of educators is changing
Teaching students how to learn in an information economy http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/06/what_wikipedia_can_teach_us_ab.html
Teaching students the importance of contributing to a community http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography
Relating as more experienced co-creators rather than employers http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=f5bb252d13f5f431e4bb&page=1&viewtype=&category=
Serving as guides as students shape their own paths http://www.trinity.edu/jdonald/bloodonthestacksGS.html
In a world of social media, educators are more important than ever
Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins SL: Intellagirl Tully Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: intellagirl.com Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat: Intellagirl
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