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Copy of Active Learning with Social Media
Riki Thompsonon 14 September 2013
Transcript of Copy of Active Learning with Social Media
Passive vs. Active
Making the experience
Social Media and
More than Social Networking
Challenges and Frustrations
What is most relevant to
today's college student?
Alissa R. Ackerman, PhD
Riki Thompson, PhD
A UWT Teaching Forum
May 31, 2013
Socialized into passivity
People are passive about owning their learning!
Student owns their education
Active learning increases comprehension and retention!
Help students "own" their education
Learning to Learn
the Active Learner
Collaboration and Information Sharing vs. Creativity and Self Expression
Defining social media, not just "socially networked" media
Media allows students to learn socially
Students already utilize technology and social media!
Make social media relevant!
Students learn in various ways - provide them with options!
Can we think of others?
Challenges and the
"tight rope walk"
Tweet deck & backchanneling
Blogs in blogs
Tweet roll in blog
Print projects to digital media
Make movies and post to YouTube
Create in one, post in another
Music & Crime
Student led tutorials
Collaborative Writing Assignments