Jim Groom's Talk
Note: There are tech Glitches, so we can't hear Will Richardson's questions (that we were sending via chat)
"Using Social Media in the Classroom is about Shaping and Creating an on-line identity".
"Building something that you know will have a life beyond the class".
Students take control of their own work, their own data compiled over the time on campus and manage it in their post-university world.
The platform at Mary Washington, based on Wordpress
Examples of students' on-line identities, built over time at the university:
The Crowdsourced Course DS106
Mark's Work with Evernote
Kris' Students' PSA Announcements
Sarah Lowe: The Beck Tour
We didn't record the skype session, but more information on Sarah's project is here.
Links that Sarah later sent: