Pearson to Host “Social Media for Teaching and Learning” Conference
Second annual event focuses on trends, best practices for using social media in higher education.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
Who: For several years, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media for personal, professional and teaching purposes.
What: The Social Media for Teaching and Learning Conference is designed for educators looking to expand their teaching with social tools. This event is valuable for teachers, faculty, instructional designers, deans of academic technology, chief information officers, and chief technology officers.
Speakers will include educators from Milwaukee Area Technical College, University of New Hampshire, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Pearson.
Keynote speaker – Tanya Joosten, Director (Interim) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center (LTC), where almost 3,000 instructors (faculty, academic staff, and TA's) are supported in their use of digital technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Tanya is the author of Social Media for Educators, published by Jossey Bass. Her work and expertise on social media, virtual worlds, and other emerging technologies has been highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ed Tech Magazine, eCampus News, EDUCAUSE Review, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and other news and media publications.
When: October 18, 2013
Where: The Museum of Science, Boston MA
Learn and exchange best practices for implementing social tools into education
Gain insight into the latest in social learning from leading researchers and practitioners
Network with other innovative educators
Session topics include:
Major findings from the 2013 Social Media in Higher Education Survey
Integrating gamification and social media
Social media for professional and career development
Best practices for incorporating social networks into class
The complete conference agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/160yAhI.
The deadline to register is October 11, 2013. To register, please visit: http://plsevents.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/plsevents/social-media/registration.jsp.
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit http://www.pearson.com.
Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey(at)pearson(dot)com or 800-745-8489