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Using social media to support school library services. Helen Stower & Margaret Donaghue Mt Alvernia iCentre was an early adopter of social media for school library services, and is now five years into the journey which began experimentally and involved a steep learning curve. Currently, we are in the process of drafting social media guidelines and strategies.

If we were to embark on using social media today, these guidelines would be our first step. This article shares our story about learning to use social media platforms as one avenue of moving our library services into the digital age. Learning about new information landscapes We began investigating the use of social media in the spirit of leading pedagogical change. At that time, our vision was to connect our learners with the skills, tools, and information they needed to live and work in the digital age. Learning how to engage in social media Along the journey, we have discovered many things. Learning how social media supports school library services The need for social media guidelines. The Use of Social Media in School. Share this infographic on your site! Embed this infographic on your site! The editors at Best Masters in Education decided to research the topic of: Teens are actively Tweeting, Posting, Liking, and Commenting all across Social Media and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

Increasingly, teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of Social Media for use in the classroom and beyond - connecting students, teachers, and parents better than ever before. The use of social media in school can't be left to chance; it needs to be mediated. Skype, YouTube, and Facebook are the most popular social networking sites used in schools 2 Student Benefits: 1 Educator Benefits: 4 Parental Benefits: - Increase communication between teachers and students - Involvement in the classroom and the curriculum - Understanding class and teacher expectations - Transparency for schools and districts Facebook Classroom Page (managed by teacher - viewed by students and parents): 5 SourceS.

About Online Qual - InsideHeads. There are many ways to effectively interview research participants online! Every online interview is made of the same three parts: a time dimension; a size; and a mode of interaction. A qualitative study online has an added mode of interaction for the moderator to be considered. Time – in real time, or over extended time, + durationSize – individual or group, plus total number of interviewsInteraction mode of participants – text, audio, videoInteraction mode of the moderator – text, audio, video There are two popular types of text-based groups online – synchronous online focus groups (real-time chat) and asynchronous bulletin boards (forums).

These two methodologies, commonly called Chats and Boards, are immensely different. While both use text as the primary means of communication, work well with groups of up to 20 participants, and allow for unlimited number of observers with back-room comments, the similarities stop there. Bulletin Board Focus Groups Chat Focus Groups See also: Case Studies. Hybrid Research Studies - InsideHeads. No matter what you call it, a mix of quantitative and qualitative data collection is going to enable the richest insights. InsideHeads focuses first on your research objective before recommending a tool.

How do you know what you need in your bag if you don’t know where you’re going? > Read More See also: Benefits of Online Marketing Research Case Studies Chat Focus Groups Client Testimonials In-Depth Interviews Online Moderator Training Pricing Social Media Listening Virtual Focus Facilities Web Surveys Webcam Focus Groups Reliable, Trouble-Free Platforms Experienced Research Pioneers Outstanding Service. Mobile Surveys - InsideHeads. The best, and sometimes only, way to reach consumers today is via their mobile device. InsideHeads surveys are always mobile-friendly and work on any device, operating system, or connection speed.

Respondents receive an email or text message to complete an online survey or screening questionnaire and submit their answers at their convenience. InsideHeads mobile surveys look and work great every time. Browser-based and no app to download, InsideHeads mobile surveys reach more people, more effectively, with fewer frustrations. Business-to-business (B2B) studies can still muddle through an online research study with bulky software downloads and webcams, if necessary, but if you’re trying to reach consumers, or business folks after hours for that matter, mobile is the answer. Choose InsideHeads for online marketing research experience. Since 1998, InsideHeads professionals have custom-designed unbiased questionnaires that directly address critical research objectives. See also: Case Studies. Social Media Listening - InsideHeads. While Big Data was the buzz word of yesterday, the future is all about understanding how to find the real value in all that mess.

Read more about the state of social media research in this Alert! Article. Using a variety of monitoring tools, including the quite effective, yet unsung method of the human eyeball, InsideHeads sources, scours and keenly plucks the most relevant information from the web to provide you a timely assessment of what is most meaningful and useful. Digging deeper, beyond sentiment scores and total number of followers, InsideHeads delivers decades of experience and an inherent understanding of online behavior to every project. See also: Benefits of Online Qual Bulletin Board Focus Groups Case Studies Chat Focus Groups In-Depth Interviews Online Moderator Training Pricing Social Media Listening Virtual Focus Facilities Web Surveys Webcam Focus Groups Reliable, Trouble-Free Platforms Experienced Research Pioneers Outstanding Service.