On Friday, November 5th, I was invited by UNC’s Center for Faculty Excellence to present on how our class has integrated Social Media into classroom instruction and communications. Here is the presentation I made:
Desc: Virtually every UNC student is on Facebook daily. Most of them are also watching YouTube videos and getting news and interacting with friends on Twitter. Most students aren’t even watching TV anymore – they’re doing everything on computers or iPads. Universities today are potentially wasting tons of money on technology, hoping it will engage students, foster communication and dialog, and create communities. But the most engaging tools are doing that already — they’re right in front of us and they’re free! Why reinvent the wheel? In this session, we’ll talk about where students already are online via social media and how professors can leverage those technologies to enhance their teaching by engaging, entertaining and empowering students, as well as other staff and teachers at the university and peers in their field of study.