Stories of Engagement and Disengagement: Social Media Adoption in Higher Education (Learning Technology)

Wednesday, January 21 | 12:30PM–1:30PM | Grand Sierra Ballroom H
Session Type: Professional Development
In this roundtable discussion, participants will have an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing conversation about factors that contribute to faculty adoption of new social media tools for teaching and learning and the implications of these practices for effective pedagogy. Faculty from a large urban research university who have engaged in sustained participation in a learning community devoted to teaching with technology will share their experiences using social media tools such as wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, blogging, social networking sites, and Twitter in stories of engagement and disengagement in infusing Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.


  • Terry Carter

    Associate Dean for Professional Instruction and Faculty Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jeff Nugent

    Director of Learning and Applied Innovation, Colgate University
  • Martin Reardon

    Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Joan Rhodes

    Associate Professor, The University of Arizona Global Campus
  • Fran Smith

    UDL Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-12, Boston College

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