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September 24, 2009 / compassioninpolitics

Best of Social Media and the University Classroom

Best of Social Media and Tech Education in the University Classroom


I’ve compiled what I think are the most relevant, interesting, and forward thinking posts from Compassion in Politics about social media and the university classroom all in one handy blog post. I’ve included issues of a comprehensive list of issues related to educational technology in the university context including: e-learning, career, entrepreneurship, and curriculum development. The post contains 27 resources links as well as the visualization and statistics provided by the three info-graphics I’ve also included.

Probably the two most relevant to the university professor who wants to ramp up with social media tools are “Social Media and the University Professor” which details some of the best content about web 2.0 tools in the college classroom as well as “E-learning Trends for 2009” which points out the leading technology in the e-learning space as it reaches the University 2.0 generation. Of course this list offers a plethora of resources and ideas to explore, interrogate, and engage other educators about.

Career, Entrepreneurship, and Start ups 2.0: University Digital Literacy Skills

21st Century Skills
Best Stanford E-Corner Videos
Tech Stars Boulder Panel on Tech Start ups and Entrepreneurship (Circa 2007)
Tina Seelig’s “Everything I Wish I Knew when I was Twenty”
Career Center 2.0
Proposed Technology Literacy Program

Book Reviews, Analysis, and Summaries:

Clayton Christensen “Disrupting Schools” Part I (summary and quotes)
Clayton Christensen “Disrupting Schools” Part II (my review and analysis)
Two Social Media and Web.20 in the Classroom Textbooks Reviewed

Social Media, Culture, and Trends for 2010 and Beyond

E-learning and Education Technology Trends for 2009 and 2010
E-learning Trends (more generic, but interesting particularly micro-learning, mobile, and video streaming)
Clay Shirky on Internet and Cultural Trends (includes interesting info on TED talks)
Social Media Trends for 2010 (generic)
Social Media Trends for 2009 (generic)
Enterprise 2.0 Trends for 2010
Social Entrepreneurship Trends for 2009

Other Social Media and the University Classroom

What Will the Graduating Class of 2010 Need to Know
College professor and social media
What would University 2.0 look like?
University 2.0 Meeting the demands of Enterprise 2.0
Edupunk: The Battle Royale (Open source alternatives to Blackboard)
Open Teaching and Open Source
Journalism 2.0: What Journalism Students Need to Know in the 21st Century
Journalism 2.0: The Future of Journalism Syllabus
Ten Best of Tech Learning Blog
11 Models for University Information Dashboards (see also information dashboards and the university)
Web 2.0 Project Assessment



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  1. compassioninpolitics / Sep 25 2009 8:21 pm

    50 Things Being Killer by the Internet

    H/t to Jesse Pickard at and creator of Mindsnacks, an education startup in stealth mode.

  2. compassioninpolitics / Jun 5 2011 7:39 am

    This is a fantastic example of social media for the university classroom:

    It leverages the blog content of the author of the textbook’s blog.

    Here is which is Michael Sandel’s outpost on philosophy & justice:

    In addition, it should theoretically be on iTunes if that is a preferred method of download or access. Apparently, Sandels lectures have even made it to China despite internet crackdowns there.

  3. azuberi / Jun 25 2011 3:44 am

    Great article and I appreciate the links. I agree that Michael Sandel’s Harvard lectures are amazing and show how useful social media is when utilized by universities and their professors. MIT’s OpenCourseWare is another fine example. My professors in Waterloo and Toronto are certainly thinking of using this stuff more and more.

    Adnan Zuberi


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