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Social Tsunami: Riding the Wave for Student Engagement and Success - Course Technology Computing Conference
Presenter: Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University
More than 66% of higher education faculty don't teach the use of social media in their discipline. Yet nearly 100% use it outside the classroom for personal and professional reasons. The wave of social media use in society is now rapidly rushing onto mobile platforms, leaving many faculty - and their courses - treading water. With our students already regularly surfing on their mobile devices, the time is right for exploring how to turn the tide of social media into tools for student engagement and success. Interested in learning more? Then paddle your board to this session for ideas from this presenter's sabbatical research for successfully navigating the social storm and staying on top of the wave! Goals/outcomes: Attendees will learn about the various forms of social media, current research surrounding effective use of social media in higher education, and explore practical and meaningful approaches for incorporating social media - in all its forms - into their courses to help increase student engagement and success.