Program Description: Alexander Astin said that time spent away from intentionally educational or developmental activities is detrimental to student growth. The waste of one’s most precious resource, time, should be avoided at all cost. So is it true that we are harming our students by using Social Media, the most engaging of all technologies? In this unsession, participants will learn and discuss ways that social media is being used to engage students and increase their development and involvement..despite Astin’s warning.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Presenter’s Notes: Here’s my outline.
Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!
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