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Service-Learning: Social Media and Student Reflection

Service-Learning: Social Media and Student Reflection

Thursday, September 13
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Mining and Minerals, Room 102

Getting and keeping students engaged with course materials and activities is an ongoing and critical challenge in higher education. While technology is not the "magic bullet" to solve every teaching challenge, social media and web 2.0 tools can and have been used effectively across a number of disciplines to facilitate increased student engagement and good reflective practice.

In this 90-minute workshop, Dr. Christopher S. Rice will discuss how he and other instructors are using social media and web 2.0 tools - from Twitter to Facebook, from Wordpress to Pinterest, from Google Apps to Tumblr - to drive increased student engagement and reflection, in class and out, online and face-to-face. We encourage you to bring your notebook computer, mobile device and/or smartphone and be ready to dive into a hands-on introduction to these tools and brainstorm ways you can putthem to use in your own courses.