Video presentations from SMART 2013
You can find a series of presentations from SMART 2013
SMART 2013 Scope
Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching
provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.
With the emergence/increased use of social media tools, a large number of higher education institutions are embracing this new ecology of information offered by social media. More and more colleges and universities from all over the world are transitioning from traditional teaching/learning towards social media teaching/learning, widening their curriculum landscape beyond technology by integrating different forms of social media, like social networks, microblogs, or cloud computing. However, in this era
of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on social media tools and applications like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, in accordance with the learning needs, skills, and competencies of students.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Academic applications for podcasting
- Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist, Meetup.com, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
- Analytics for social media
- Budgeting for social media in academic organizations
- Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
- Communication, both internal and external.
- Diagramming and visual collaboration in educational institutions
- Document Managing and Editing Tools: Docs.com, Dropbox.com, Google Docs, Syncplicity
- Executive and employee social media education and training.
- How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
- Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
- Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
- Livecasting for education
- Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
- Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
- Personal Learning Environments
- Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
- Research in Social Media: journals, books, conferences, events
- Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
- Social media tools for schools and universities
- Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
- Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
- Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
- The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, Wordpress)
- The advertising of universities using social media
- Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
- Using microblogging (Google Buzz, Identi.ca, Twitter) for communicating academic events
- Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
- Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes
Bacau is the main city in Bacau County, Romania. With a population of 133,460, it is the 15th largest city in Romania. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrita River. The Ghimes Pass links Bacau to Transylvania
. The famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci
, the founder of the Dada/Dadaism movement Tristan Tzara
, and the king Stephen III of Moldavia (Stephen the Great)
were born in Bacau County. Also, the composer/violonist/pianist Georges Enesco
lived in Bacau County. The local time in Bacau is GMT+2.
There are some direct flights from European main cities to Bacau
: from London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Dublin, Brussels (Zaventem), Rome (Fiumicino), Milano (Bergamo), Turin (Cuneo), Bologna and Timisoara.
Also, you can fly to Bacau via Timisoara, from Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Athens, Thessaloniki, Ancona, Florence, Venice, Verona, Bari.