Posts Tagged ‘social media’
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How social media is socially stunting our society: An anthropologist and acclaimed journalist shares his warnings
Monday, November 20, 2017 by: Rita Winters
One of the founders of Facebook, Sean Parker, explains that these social media devices exploit the vulnerability of the human essence. The dopamine that is social media only creates a narcissistic, self-validating loops that consume valuable time and conscious attention. “Liking”, “commenting”, and “sharing” (which are virtually useless in reality) causes us to run around an endless cycle of insignificant information documentation in hopes of acknowledgment, which later on propels us to create more of the same.
Social media platform owners and creators are aware of this weakness in human psychology, and are taking advantage of it. Parker is just one of the many individuals who regret having a hand in creating these life-stagnating technologies. The mental health of the global population is deteriorating and is mostly due to anxieties produced by social media.
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How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit
October 4, 2017 Wayne Elsey
The pros and cons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
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Digital Literacy and History
Plamen Miltenoff – http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/faculty/
with Heather Abrahamson, Becker High School Social Studies, 763-261-4501 (Ext. 3507)
9:50-11:15; 11:20-11:45; 12:20-1:20 |
link to this blog entry: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2017/05/01/history-becker/
short link – http://bit.ly/histbecker
list of web sites with images for the students’ projects:
- Cold War
Defining my interests. Narrowing a topic. How do I collect information? How do I search for information?
|How do we search for “serious” information?|
||https://www.google.com/; https://scholar.google.com/ (3 min); http://academic.research.microsoft.com/; http://www.dialog.com/;|
||http://digg.com/, https://www.reddit.com/, https://www.quora.com/ StackExchange http://stackexchange.com/Kngine.com; AskScience https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/, , and similar, https://medium.com/ (5 min)|
|YouTube, SlideShare https://www.slideshare.net/ and similar||https://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=header&q=modern+history|
|LinkedIn Groups https://www.linkedin.com/groups/my-groups|
|team work||using your social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), search for information related to your topic of interest (5 min)|
|every university library has subject guides for different disciplines. here are the ones from SCSU http://stcloud.lib.mnscu.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=HIST-WOR||Kahoot game (5 min)|
|basic electronic (library) search information and strategies. Library research services (5 min)
using the library database, do a search on a topic of your interest.
compare the returns on your search. make an attempt to refine the search.
retrieve the following information about the book of interest: is it relevant to your topic (check the subjects); is it timely (check the published date); is it available
|Strategies for conducting advanced searches (setting up filters and search criteria)|
|Articles and databases (10 min)|
|Kahoot competition||use your smart phones to find the best researcher among you
|Reference and Facts|
|Streaming and Video||http://www.stcloudstate.edu/library/research/video.aspx|
|Journal Title and Citation Finder|
|shall more info be needed and or “proper” session with a reference librarian be requested||http://stcloud.lib.mnscu.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=EDAD-D|
|Academic.com and ResearchGate|
||http://bit.ly/360lib and http://bit.ly/360lib2; http://bit.ly/VRlib (15 min)|
|Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote|
|Fast and easy bibliographic tools:||http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/06/bibliographic-tools-fast-and-easy/|
|Primary and secondary sources video|
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Future Trends Forum with Special Guest Paul Signorelli
February 23, 2:00 – 3:00pm (EST)
Future Trends Forum hosted by Bryan Alexander will address the most powerful forces of change in academia. The founder of the online blog Future Trends in Technology and Education has begun this weekly forum to enliven the discussion around the pressing issues at the cross roads of education and technology through weekly online video chat conversations where practitioners in the field can contribute and share their most recent experiences.
Paul Signorelli, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, helps clients and colleagues explore, foster, and document innovations in learning to produce concrete results. He also is heavily engaged in supporting team-building and communities of collaboration. As a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designer, and consultant, he designs and facilitates learning opportunities for a variety of clients, helps others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs, mobile technology, innovations in learning spaces, and community partnerships (onsite and online) to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations. He has served on advisory boards/expert panels for the New Media Consortium Horizon Project documenting educational technology trends and challenges since 2010; remains active locally and nationally in the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development); and facilitates webinars for the American Library Association and other learning organizations. His most recent work remains focused on connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses) and building sustainable onsite and online communities and partnerships. Signorelli earned an MLIS through the University of North Texas (with an emphasis on online learning) and an M.A. in Arts Administration at Golden Gate University (San Francisco); blogs at http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com; and can be reached at email@example.com.
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Pedagogies of Abundance
According to Weller (2011), a pedagogy of abundance should consider a number of assumptions such as that content often is freely available and abundant. Content further takes on various forms and it is often easy and inexpensive to share information. Content is socially based and since people filter and share content, a social approach to learning is advisable. Further, establishing and preserving connections in a network is easy and they do not have to be maintained on a one-to-one basis. Successful informal groupings occur frequently, reducing the need to formally manage groups.
Resource-based learning. Ryan (as cited in Weller, 2011) defines resource-based learning as “an integrated set of strategies to promote student centred learning in a mass education context, through a combination of specially designed learning resources and interactive media and technologies.”
Problem-based learning. Problem-based learning takes place when learners experience the process of working toward resolving a problem encountered early in the learning process (Barrows & Tamblyn, as cited in Weller, 2011). Students often collaborate in small groups to identify solutions to ill-defined problems, while the teacher acts as facilitator and assists groups if they need help. Problem-based learning meets a number of important requirements such as being learner-directed, using diverse resources and taking an open-ended approach.
Communities of practice. Lave and Wenger’s (as cited in Weller, 2011) concept of situated learning and Wenger’s (as cited in Weller, 2011) idea of communities of practice highlight the importance of apprenticeship and the social role in learning.
My note: this article spells out what needs to be done and how. it is just flabeghasting that research guides are employed so religiously by librarians. They are exactly the opposite concept of the one presented in this article: they are closed, controlled by one or several librarians, without a constant and easy access of the instructor, not to mention the students’ participation
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Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps
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