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Using Web 2.0 tools to supercharge your professional development

LearnIT@UD session 3-1-2012

Mathieu Plourde, Educational Technologist, LMS Project Leader IT-Client Support & Services

Disclaimer

This presentation is not a recipe for success using web 2.0 technologies and social media.

Your mileage may vary.

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Objective

3-1-2012

By the end of this session

You will be able to find, store, and retrieve information more effectively.

You will also understand the value of sharing in your professional development.

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Session materials: http://sites.udel.edu/open/pln/

MAPPING YOUR CURRENT PRACTICES

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Mapping your information flow

List your sources of professional information and development.

List processes you use to be able to remember or reuse information.

List the people you share information with and the type of information you share.

Create a diagram expressing the input and output of your learning and sharing process.

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ME

INPUT (Inbound)

OUTPUT (Outbound)

MY STORAGE

ME

INPUT (Inbound)

OUTPUT (Outbound)

MY STORAGE

(Circa 2007)

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MANAGING INCOMING INFORMATION

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How big is the problem?

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It's not information overload - it's filter failure

Clay Shirky

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Dont be a slave to email!

Apply the Getting Things Done process to your inbox.

Use filters, tags, and folders.

Unsubscribe.

Move message youre not required to take action upon to another space.

Separate email account

RSS reader

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Remember the day the Internet almost died?

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/26/michael.jackson.internet/index.html

Finding relevant conversations

Gurus in your discipline and their entourage

Books

Blogs

Professional associations

Conference backchannels

#Hashtags and keywords

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Roles in communities

Leaders/ Gurus

Active Members

Lurkers

Outsiders

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Google Alerts

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http://www.google.com/alerts

Consume the social web

Create a custom online newspaper that scouts the social web for you.

http://paper.li

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Google Reader and Really simple syndication (RSS)

Almost every web site generates a RSS feed nowadays

You get a notification when there is something new.

http://www.google.com/reader

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Attribution: jrhode on Flickr.com

Open educational resources

Openly available learning materials and activities.

Free to access.

List of repositories to explore: http://sites.udel.edu/open/oer-textbook/

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Media literacy

http://youtu.be/MWGOjRnTmoA

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STORING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION

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Storing and retrieving

I can retrieve relevant information I was exposed to in the last month.

Yes.

No.

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Social bookmarking: Diigo

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Can you imagine having 5,000 bookmarks in your browser?

Browser Add-On

http://www.diigo.com

Evernote

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Personal note-taking application.

Syncs on multiple devices.

http://www.evernote.com/

Dropbox.com

Easy personal file storage.

Syncs on multiple devices.

http://www.dropbox.com

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB 2.0 PRACTICES

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Social media presence

Do you have a _______ account?

Yes.

No.

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Social media usage

Your purpose for using social media is mostly

Personal.

Professional.

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Mobile devices

Do you own a smartphone, tablet, or another web-enabled handheld device?

Yes.

No.

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PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS

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Unlike traditional learning environments, each of our

networks is unique, created and developed to our

personalized learning goals that evolve and grow throughout our lives.

Richardson & Mancabelli (2011)

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Finding your tribe

http://youtu.be/TrO222AFqKw

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Your PLN to the rescue

http://youtu.be/IZ83x2hUCP4

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Personal learning networks

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Attribution: Alec Couros (courosa) on Flickr.com

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SHARING INFORMATION

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Sharing

Are you afraid of sharing your ideas online?

Yes.

No.

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Personal landing page

Do you have a personal landing page, a URL you share to others so they can find out about you and contact you?

Yes.

No.

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Draft it up!

List what you want people to know about your professional self.

Whos your audience?

Where should such a page be hosted?

What do you expect from connections?

What should they expect from you?

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Your profile

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Less Intrusive Than a Phone Call

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Share your identity in

the physical world!

If Information Was Made of Light

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EXTERNAL INFORMATION

SOURCE RECEIVED INFORMATION

FORWARDED INFORMATION

SHARED INFORMATION

STORED INFORMATION

If Information Was Made of Light

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EXTERNAL INFORMATION

SOURCE RECEIVED INFORMATION

FORWARDED INFORMATION

SHARED INFORMATION

STORED INFORMATION

CURATION

Conversational Spaces

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PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL

Social Media Spaces

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PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CHANNELS

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0

500

1000

1500

China IndiaFacebook USA

TwitterLinkedIn

Google+

Population or Sign-ups (M)

The network effect

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The role of reciprocity

Reciprocal

Requires permission from both participants.

Non-reciprocal

You can follow someone without them following you back.

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Top dog

The role of reciprocity

Reciprocal

Requires permission from both participants.

Non-reciprocal

You can follow someone without them following you back.

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My spaces

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My shar