Social Media

TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Chareen Snelson, Boise State University Annie Sheffield, Boise State University Abstract: Digital storytelling has arisen as a form of narrative expression that is crafted into a media production. While there appears to be general agreement that digital storytelling integrates meaningful stories with media, […]

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TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics Presenter: Sue Waters Summary: Web 2.0 technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning. What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction – Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. Nowadays our learners can interact with students and world experts from

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TCC09: Digital User-Generated Content and Our Emerging Digital Literacy

Liveblogged from the TCC online conference Presenter: Elizabeth Fanning, University of Virginia “Video mashing, game modding, Youtube, wikis, blogs, and the communities that rise up around them are becoming yet another facet of our communication landscape. But how effective are these expressions in communicating meaning? What is their potential role in learning? This preliminary study

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TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Ellen Hoffman, University of Hawaii at Manoa Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of

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Blogging in a Walled Garden

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. I admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. Previously, we’ve used tools like Wikispaces and Edublogs, but we’ve had

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Leading by Example

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is about learning professionals, leadership, and literacies. Tony breaks it down as several questions, but the Learning Revolutionary summed all the questions up nicely: Should learning professionals be leading the charge around new work literacies such as social media and informal learning? Because I’m outside the corporate world,

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Social Media in Plain English

The folks at Common Craft have another great video, this time about social media. What I especially like about this one is that it doesn’t talk about technology until near the end. The video focuses on the metaphor of ice cream: it can be mass-produced in a factory that focuses only on flavors with mass

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TCC08: Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice

Using a Social Bookmark Site to Assist in Diffusion of Online Information to Support Professional Practices Presented by Heather Carter-Templeton, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee Working to improve information literacy skills in nurses Professor #1 Does online research Gets email subscriptions Can’t find the information she wants when she needs it–it’s at

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