Technology & Advising SeriesAdvising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online Oak Vichaikul, University of Nevada Las Vegas Laura Pasquini, University of North Texas
Introduction Laura Pasquini Academic Advisor II College of Business University of North Texas Oak Vichaikul Senior Academic Advisor Academic Success Center University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Defining Web 2.0 Agenda Online Tools & Resources Getting Started Advising 2.0 in Action Q & A
The Take Away • Connect technology to student learning • Identify web 2.0 tools for academic advising • Understand how to advise using web 2.0 • Consider online collaborative communities for your campus
"...a growing set of free and simple tools and applications, it is easy to create customized, personal web-based environments — a personal web — that explicitly supports one’s social, professional, learning and other activities via highly personalized windows to the networked world. Online material can be saved, tagged, categorized, and repurposed without difficulty and without any special knowledge of how web pages are put together... tools to use, and any task — from creating and distributing content, to organizing one’s personal and professional time, to developing a library of resources that constantly refresh and update themselves.. The 2009 Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/ The Power of Personal Web
Defining Web 2.0 Web 2.0 online community share collaborate web-based interaction user-centered design social
Information sharing • Optimize resources • Innovative problem-solving • Enhance creativity • Collaborate • Simple Why Use Web 2.0?
Question What web 2.0 tools do you use? Why? Do you use web 2.0 in Academic Advising? How?
Advising With... Engaging & Communicating Online Blogs Twitter Web 2.0 Facebook Delicious Flickr
Principles of Connectivism • Being connected • Learning from others • Process of connecting information • Different modes of online interaction • Diverse opinions, ideas & concepts • Capacity to know more, is more critical • Nurturing connections on-going learning • Making choices & decisions George Siemens, 2004
New Media Ecology Realities Media & gadgets are part of everyday life Easy to gather information & communicate Anywhere & anytime The internet is the center of the revolution Multitasking becomes a way of life Ability to be a publisher, creator or storyteller All will change in the coming years Adopted from L. Raine (2007) Pew Internet
Social Networking Online communities of people connected to share interests or activities.
Social Networking Profiles that can facilitate: sharing messages news posts videos pictures connect to groups personal updates
Social Networking Computer mediated social interaction.
Social Networking Connection to friends, classmates, family, co-workers, alumni, conference buddies, and MORE!
Social Networking Allows you to: support a cause disseminate news share common interests aggregate information have fun be introduced stay connected
Social Networking You can CHOOSE what & how you want to share => Privacy Settings are Important!
Social Networking Fan Pages allow students to connect to Advising Centers & Offices for: upcoming events dates & deadlines advising hours general academic info introduce advisors & staff
Social Networking myspace.com facebook.com linkedin.com
Blogs Web Log = blog
Blogs Log/ Journal / Diary
Blogs Regular Entries
Blogs Virtual vs. Physical
Blogs Always Open
Blogs Media Rich
Blogs Limited in subject
Blogs Feedback from viewers
Blogs tumblr.com blogger.com wordpresss.com posterous.com
Microblogs Extremely small blog that is limited in size of content.
Microblogs How smallissmall?
Microblogs 140 Characters
Microblogs Updates limited to text only
Microblogs Do more with less
Microblogs Concise communication
Microblogs Headlines Teasers Trailers
Collaborative Software Software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals.
Collaborative Software Document Collaboration
Collaborative Software Web Based
Collaborative Software Real Time
Collaborative Software Multiple Users
Collaborative Software Track History of Edits
Photo Sharing Publish & share digital photos online
Photo Sharing Kindergarten Rule #3: Share with others.