Students as Social Media Reporters

As part of the icollab12 international project, students in each participating country were required to move beyond the ‘classroom’ and use their skills in digital communications and social media content production to become transmedia reporters/citizen journalists. They were to work in groups to develop a series of reports for (and in collaboration with) an international audience. The main focus of the project was to produce rich media reports on Social Media in a) their local community, and b) their chosen industry (e.g. web, computing, creative, gigs). Their reports were then presented to students in Germany, Spain and New Zealand – in turn, their fellow #iCollab12 students overseas produced parallel content. At the end of the project, students in each country were asked to vote for the best “Social Media in ______” project, and the winners will receive an iTunes voucher.

Here’s some example student reports:

The YouTube playlist for the project will be updated as reports come in: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4C72B10F1B2AC723

AUT student social media presentations #icollab12

You are invited to short group presentations on the use of social media around Auckland. The PR postgrads will explain how social media is integrated into Auckland and part of our lives, yet often unseen. Presentations will be live-streamed via Qik and the link announced via #icollab12 on Twitter.
Please provide any feedback via Twitter using the #icollab12 hashtag.
After this presentation the postgrads will present to students and lecturers they are working with (CFLAT project) in different disciplines in other countries via You Tube or Google+ and will hold global voting procedures. They will put the final presentation and international feedback into their portfolios. They are looking for feedback to prepare them for that stage.

This Thursday 29 March
1100am for 11.15am start (NZT), 11:15pm EST, 10:15pm UK.
WT 904

Love to see you there (in person or virtually!) – you can bring a guest – and it will be a great way to find out more how students are understanding the use of social media.

Averill Gordon