Table 18: [Potluck] Social Media & Communicating w/Students Digitally


  • Facilitator: Rick Reo George Mason University
  • Shawn Lee



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


**Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a few printed copies of a specific example activity, assignment oràstrategy they use in their classroom related to this topic to share.**
NOTE: You can still join a potluck even if you didnââ¬â¢t bring anything!
Welcome to ITL and this table! àJoin 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.ààNot sure what to talk about?ààHere are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves:à

    • 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 ââ¬Åoldââ¬Â 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?ààSubmit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference:ààStill have questions?ààLeave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions toàstearns@gmu.eduàààADDITIONAL RESOURCES:ààà


Author Biographies

Facilitator: Rick Reo, George Mason University

As an instructional designer, Rick supports distance education faculty and programs across Masonââ¬â¢s regional campuses. He also provides broad-range support for instructional technology at the Prince William campus.

Shawn Lee

**2013 GMU Teacher of Distinction**

**2014 GMU Teacher of Distinction**