Learn how you can create social-media-based experiential learning activities that improve student engagement.
Social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest are changing the way students and faculty members communicate, share ideas, and build networks. As with many other technologies, the educational community has harnessed the potential of these resources to improve teaching and learning.
Join us online as we showcase unique uses of social media in student learning. You will learn ways you can use social media to create experiential learning activities, improve student engagement that extends outside of the classroom, and develop community and professional networks.
Whether or not your institution is already using social media in the classroom, you will leave this webcast with a wealth of new ideas. The webcast content is especially pertinent for faculty members, faculty developers, instructional designers and technologists, academic computing services, and student computing services administrators.
Throughout the webcast our expert instructors will be showing how social media tools can be applied to teaching and learning activities. We will show real-time examples of course activities that utilize different forms of social media.
In order to maximize your learning and engagement throughout the webcast, we encourage you to set up or login to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ accounts.
As part of this webcast, we will send you a list of social media you can use in innovative ways for teaching and learning to better communicate, share ideas, and build communities. Additionally, you’ll receive a pre-webcast recording of how to incorporate Instagram, Flickr, and Ustream in your learning activities.
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After participating in this webcast, you will be able to create social-media-based experiential learning activities that improve student engagement.
Dr. Baldridge has researched, taught, and implemented the use of mobile learning consistently over the past few years in his courses. In his work with the first-ever Mobile Learning Initiative on a college campus, he has established some of the current best practices for social media and mobile learning both in and out of the classroom. His research, presentations, and publications include areas surrounding mobile learning, remote teaching, and using social media to create learning communities. His current research project examines pairing mobile devices with social media to increase student interaction.
In her current position, Alisa collaborates, coordinates, and strategizes with the instructional designer, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTLE) staff, and the eCourses faculty lead. She also serves as the liaison with academic departments and other divisions/areas across the college, and she is the co-chair of the CTLE advisory committee.
Alisa remains an English professor at Glendale Community College on a limited basis, where she teaches hybrid and online freshman composition and literature courses. She is an assistant chair/eCourses coordinator for the English Department and works with faculty to create and/or improve their online/hybrid courses. She also evaluates all online/hybrid instructors and courses in the English department.
She previously served as eCourses faculty lead for the college and headed the campus eCourses committee. She recently completed a research project on discussion tools in online/hybrid courses as a MIL Fellow (2012-13). Alisa briefly served as interim instructional technologist for the Title V grant at Phoenix College working with faculty to develop hybrid and online course modules.
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