Social and digital media are changing the way we live and the way our students learn and interact with each other, and with us. As leaders in higher education, we need to not only be aware of these technologies, but have the skills to use them effectively to reach our goals. This session will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively evaluate these emerging tools and technologies by working together to illustrate the benefits and challenges of incorporating social and digital media both inside and outside the classroom. Participants should be prepared to share their own experiences with these tools to facilitate collaboration and learning with each other. Attendees will leave the session with the framework of a strategy to adopt and implement social and digital media at their own institutions.
Director of Digital Media and Pedagogy, The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Scientist + Director, Digital Learning R&D + DETA Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee