Learning, Collaboration, and Community Building with Pinterest
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm HST
Duration: 40 minutes
Use of social media in higher education is growing and one of the newer trends within higher education is what is known as online pinboards. Pinterest and educlipper are two examples of the many sites available that allow educators to incorporate pinboard-style, social photo sharing into their curriculum as well as enable administrators to further expand the colleges’ online community. A few colleges in the United States have their own Pinterest pages, including Drake University, Marquette University, Duke University, Seattle University, and the University of Hawai‘i. In this online session, we will discuss some of the methods higher education institutions use to integrate social photo sharing into their curriculum and online communities. We will also talk about the potential challenges for using such applications, such as copyright and privacy. For the hands-on portion of the workshop, we will go through the steps to setting up a Pinterest account. Then, we will log on to Pinterest and practice a couple activities instructors can use to promote collaboration and sharing within their courses. Overall, the purpose of this workshop is to enable educators to practice search and collaboration techniques within this medium, discuss its pros and cons, and aid in their decision on whether or not the incorporation of this application into their curriculum could possibly benefit their students.Please register or sign in to access this session.