"AN APP FOR THAT-Ryan Ferguson"
AN APP FOR THAT Improving Communication with @SIParticipants through #SocialMediaOutlets Presentation by: Ryan Ferguson, Aisha Marshall, and Joshua Adams Voice From The Past “The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper…Yet [the] director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we’ll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.” Clifford Stoll (Newsweek, 1995) What Clifford Does Now He sells blown glass Klein bottles. From his website. Is Social Media a Waste Of Time? Social Media Stats • 400M+ users • 26M as of 2010 • 159K Active Apps iPhone App Store • Population of USA= • 200% growth 309M between 2008 – 2009 • 11K educational apps • 45M Status Updates • 1.2 Billion Tweets in • 2B downloaded by Daily January 2010 Sept 2009 Facebook1 Twitter2 Apps3 Accessibility & Communication (or, why should we mess with this stuff?) Traditional Model A Note From a Professor “The program may consider alternative ways to communicate with students. Those who may need the most help tend to avoid class and may not be aware of the SI’s contact information and schedule…In-class announcements appears to have been one of the primary ways that the SI communicated with students.” What’s the Alternative? In an ideal world… How Social Media Can Help More Simply… Student Student SI Student Student Even Better… Practical Applications Practical Applications Practical Applications How Would It Work? Cross Platform App iPhone & Android. (Blackberry?) Incorporate Up-to-Date SI Schedule Personalized Current Link to vital resources (and only vital resources) Functionality Walkthrough-Open the app Walkthrough-Home/Load Screen Walkthrough-List of Programs “My Courses” should be first link. We want information to feel immediate and personal. Walkthrough-SI Screen All Courses Students need option to see global view as well as isolate one course. Add/Delete a course Walkthrough-My Courses Current Location More personalized Easier access Programmable Map Walkthrough-Campus Map Walkthrough-Session Info Where is my SI Leader Gives students a voice Makes coordinators more aware of attendance and punctuality issues. Walkthrough-Where Is My SI Leader? Walkthrough Personalized Easy To Use Up-To-Date Gives Students a Voice The Future Going Lo-So The Future-Going Lo-So •A GPS based social networking game. •Users “Check-In” to locations, adding a Shout •Users accrue points and badges based on how many locations they have been to that day. How We Can Use This SI Leader opens the app. How We Can Use This SI Leader chooses their location How We Can Use This SI Leader adds a Shout that their session is starting. How We Can Make It Our Own What if students had access to a campus map that updates, in real time, with current and up-coming SI sessions? Challenges Smartphone Buy-In Technology Gap Privacy Cost References 1 Parr, Ben. "Facebook: 45 Million Status Updates Every Day." Web log post. Mashable: The Social Media Guide. Mashable, Dec. 2009. Web. Dec. 2009. Zuckerberg, Mark. "Six Years of Making Connections." Web log post. The Facebook Blog. Facebook, 4 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 Feb. 2010. 2 Cashmore, Pete. "60% of Twitter Users Quit Within the First Month." Web log post. Mashable: The Social Media Guide. Mashable, 28 Apr. 2009. Web. Jan. 2010. "US Twitter Usage Surpasses Earlier Estimates." Weblog post. EMarketer: Digital Intelligence. EMarketer, 14 Sept. 2009. Web. Dec. 2009. 3 "App Store Metrics." Weblog post. 148Apps.Biz. 148Apps.Biz, 4 Feb. 2010. Web. Feb. 2010. Apple.com. Public Relations. Apple’s App Store Downloads Top Two Billion. Apple.com. Apple.com, 28 Sept. 2009. Web. Mar. 2010.