Social Media Week in Glasgow earlier in the month was all about reflecting on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change.
Of course I also believe that Social Media has a real place and evolving purpose in education. In particular how social media can be used to develop whole school communication, improve learning and teaching and enhance professional development.
Sponsored by Facebook I did some work recently for the EUN recently where we looked at the role of Social Media in Learning and Education (SMILE). One of the outputs of my work was a professional development eLearning course for European Teachers and Head Teachers on the use of Social Media in Schools.
More on SMILE later in the week but for now I wanted to share with you the talk that I was asked to give at Social Media Week Glasgow. It was called The New Learning Landscape: Social Media and New Technology in Education and was sponsored by Bloxx.
- Why use social media?
- Cultural Relevance
- Real Time Data
- Data Collection
- Professional Development
- It’s not going away
The presentation was also filmed and live streamed, you can watch it here if your interested:
I’ve also add the presentation link to ‘OB TV’ which is an evolving archive of my various talks and presentations from around the web. Its part of the general tidy up to olliebray.com that is going on at the moment.