Table 18: [Potluck] Social media & communicating w/students digitally

Facilitator: Rick Reo, Shawn Lee

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 8:00-9:00am (Share-a-thon) | Location: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)

Abstract

**Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a few printed copies of a specific example activity, assignment or strategy they use in their classroom related to this topic to share.**
NOTE: You can still join a potluck even if you didn’t bring anything!
Welcome to ITL and this table!  Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves: 

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • In what ways do you already communicate digitally (with students or with others in your world): email, blog, Facebook, WhatsApp, text message, Snapchat, Twitter?

  • What already helps you decide which medium to use in communicating with a particular person, in a particular setting, and/or about a particular issue?

  • What kinds of goals do you have in communicating with students already, either f2f or via “old” media like email?

  • What additional advantages might you gain by switching to a social media platform? What risks do you think you might run into?

Have an example or resource to share?  Submit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit Still have questions?  Leave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions to stearns@gmu.edu   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   

 

Keywords

teaching online; digital tools; student engagement; student motivation; digital pedagogy; social media

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