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  • 1. Learning beyond theclassroomCreating a multimedia anthropology resource in PinterestNick PearceDurham Universityn.a.pearce@durham.ac.uk@drnickpearcehttp://digitalscholar.wordpress.com/http://www.slideshare.net/pearcen

2. Social Media in education Facebook Madge, C., J. Meek, J. Wellens and T. Hooley(2009) Selwyn, N. (2009) YouTube Snelson, C. and R. Perkins (2009) Pearce, N. and E. Tan (2013) Pinterest is being explored 3. clickolageA key feature of social media is the ways inwhich text, images and sound can be re-appropriated,shared and re-used in novelways, encouraging non-linear readings anda dialogue between the audience and themedia (Pearce 2012) 4. Pinterest Established 2010 Share and comment on images andvideos collected from across the web 10mn unique visits quicker thanfacebook/twitter Different demographic to facebook/twitter 83% female (global, UK 56% male) 5. Pinterest Project Employed previous student RA Create pinterest resources Evaluate use by students through focusgroups 6. Difficulties Copyright Problems with scholarly articles, PDFs Sources? 7. Evaluation Discovering anthropology has 120followers 4 are definitely my students Indirect measure of use Survey How often have you looked at the resourcesin pinterest? (3 out of 7) How useful have you found it? (4.5 out of 7) E-mails from students 8. Focus Groups After exams Successfully used in the past Explore issues around the use of Pinterestand social media more generally 9. Focus groupI think Pinterest is awesomeIts a very interesting way to storeinformation. Its very coherent, things arenicely grouped and it looks cool. 10. Social media interoperability sharing across networksmy friends will send me a private messageon Facebook with information they think willbe useful to AnthropologyI can share by linking [an educational video]through Whatsapp 11. Developing critical thinkingI used it lot to prepare for the exam whichhelped make sense of it allBUTAt the beginning of the term, I saw that therewas a lot of information on Pinterest. I thought Icannot read all of that now due to myassignments, Ill read it in my spare time butany free time, I would spend on Facebook. 12. Learning beyond the classroomI shared with my mum. Shes interested inlanguages so when I saw something onlinguistic anthropology I showed her and sheshared with her friends.I looked at the videos on Pinterest throughmy phoneon bus, whilst working on PC 13. Next steps Resources are being shared outsideclassroom How can I encourage sharing across theclassroom? Incorporate mobile/ BYOD activities intoclass Incorporate social media and VLE 14. References Madge, C., J. Meek, J. Wellens and T. Hooley (2009). "Facebook, socialintegration and informal learning at University: It is more for socialisingand talking to friends about work than for actually doing work."Learning, Media and Technology 34(2): 141-155. Pearce, N. (2012). "Clickolage: Encouraging the Student Bricoleurthrough Social Media." Teaching Anthropology 2(1). Pearce, N. and E. Tan (2013). Open education videos in the classroom:Exploring the opportunities and barriers to the use of YouTube inteaching introductory sociology. Using Social Media Effectively in theClassroom: blogs, wikis, Twitter, and more. K. Seo, Routledge. Selwyn, N. (2009). "Faceworking: exploring students' educationrelateduse ofFacebook." Learning, Media and Technology 34(2): 157-174. Snelson, C. and R. Perkins (2009). "From Silent Film to YouTube:Tracing the Historical Roots of Motion Picture Technologies inEducation." Journal of Visual Literacy 28(1).