Free webinar: Learning the 21st century way: Making sense of how to use social media for learning

Over the past decade social media has changed how individuals connect online and share information and how organizations interact with stakeholders and customers. Did you know that social media is now being incorporated into learning programs from Kindergarten right on up through adult education? Does it really add any value to the learning process?

Join Literacy Nova Scotia and me for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, April 18. I’ll share exactly how I incorporated social media into one of my classes, what worked, what didn’t and what you can do in your own teaching or training practice to effectively integrate social media — and why you might want to.

Participant Outcomes

By the end of this program you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of how social media can add value to your learning programs
  • Gain insight into how to incorporate social media into a lesson plan
  • Get ideas on how to assess activities using social media
  • Get ideas on how to incorporate social media into your own learning programs

Webinar content

  1. Emerging technology trends in education. Where have we come from and where are we going?
  2. Case study: How I successfully incorporated Twitter into a university-level Effective Learning class.
  3. The pedagogical value of social media: What’s in it for the learners?
  4. Assessment of learning activities that use social media. What works, what doesn’t and why.
  5. Tips on how to incorporate social media into your own teaching practice.

Participant materials (provided to all registrants)

  • Twitter for Teachers – 25-page .pdf manual to help you get started with Twitter.
  • Sample Twitter activity.
  • Sample evaluation for a social media activity.

Requirement: A high-speed Internet connection with a sound card (so you can hear me).

Date and time: April 18, 2012, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Time

Thanks to Literacy Nova Scotia’s generous sponsorship, this is event is free for participants. You need to register though, as space is limited.


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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