EDUCAUSE: Social Media Pre-conference workshop

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WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? ...results of a pre-conference workshop collaboration of wiki posts and tweets defining social media.

This wiki was started at the EDUCAUSE annual conference in 2010 in Anaheim, California as part of a pre-conference workhop led by Shannon Ritter, @micala, and Tanya Joosten, @tjoosten. We also discussed it at our panel on social media and at the social media constituent group.

We are looking for all of you to make contributions in helping us to:

1.) Define social media
2.) Share how it is being used on campuses across the world
3.) Help in answering 5 main consideration in implementing social media, including best practices

Please join us in developing this information source

The pre-conference workshop informaiton is below...see you at ELI11 in DC!

Seminar 16A - Pedagogical Consideration in Implementing Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and More
Oct 12th, 2010
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Room 210C
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This session will focus on social media and how these tools can be used both inside and outside the classroom. Many of us are already avid users of social media because the marvelous technology allows us to do so many different things. This session will share perspectives from both the pedagogical side and online community-building sides, as well as encourage participants to become part of the conversation and share their experiences. Participants will be able to evaluate social media tools relative to their personal and institutional goals to determine which tool might be beneficial to achieve those goals. Attendees will also develop support networks through leveraging social media tools and sites to facilitate best practices and collaboration during and after the conference.