Today, I’m leading a workshop on social media as a tool for professionalization and as a tool for pedagogy. I am including some of the details from the workshop flyer below. You can download the flyer here: ellis-jason-socialmedia-workshop and my workshop notes here: ellis-jason-social-media-workshop.
Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Namm 321 Conference Room
Organizer: Jason W. Ellis | Email: jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu | Twitter: @dynamicsubspace
Social media is an increasingly important communication tool for our students and us. We are integrating it into our daily practices, and it, like any new communication medium, is changing the way we think and connect with others.
As scholars, we can leverage social media to promote our research, share ideas with colleagues, and collaborate on projects and network building. As educators, we can guide and mentor our students in responsible and meaningful ways of using social media.
In this workshop, we will discuss several popular social media platforms that we can use in our professionalization and pedagogy, and develop rhetorically grounded strategies for using social media as scholars and educators.
Some of the professional strategies discussed will include: sharing and promoting our work, and establishing and maintaining professional networks. Some of the pedagogical areas addressed will include: composition, and professional and technical writing.
Please bring your questions, ideas, and experiences, or if you can’t make it, let’s continue the discussion online!
Discussion topics and other resources are listed on the reverse side.
Some Topics for Discussion:
- Rhetoric and Multimodality (WOVEN: written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal)
- Network Building (breadth versus depth)
- Risk Assessment
- Online Identity, Metadata, and Commodification of the Self
- Managing an Emergent Online Identity
- Social Media Assignments for Composition and Technical Communication
- Personal versus Professional Spheres, or Is There a Division?
- Assignment Ideas
- Reflection Exercises
Some Social Media Platforms Discussed:
- Academia.edu, http://www.academia.edu
- Facebook, http://www.facebook.com
- Flickr, http://www.flickr.com
- Instagram, http://www.instagram.com
- LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com
- Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com
- Tumblr, http://www.tumblr.com
- Twitter, http://www.twitter.com
- Yik Yak, http://www.yikyakapp.com
- Free My Data, http://freemydata.co
- HootFeed, https://hootsuite.com/hootfeed
- JustDeleteMe, http://justdelete.me
- Klout, https://klout.com/home
- List of Social Networking Websites, on Wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
- Storify, https://storify.com
- Twitter Analytics, https://analytics.twitter.com
- VisibleTweets, http://visibletweets.com/
- Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook, http://www.wolframalpha.com/facebook/