Date(s) - Monday March 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
If you are interested in increasing student involvement in either your virtual or face-to-face classes, this workshop offers ideas on how to do that using social media. I will introduce popular social media tools, such as Twitter, blogs, Wikis, and YouTube, that you can use in your classes to increase connections between students and class material and to enhance and supplement class discussions. You will leave with some concrete examples and tips to maximize the experience for both you and your students. Please bring your device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) if you want to follow along.
This event will be presented by Tracey Rockett. As the Koehler Center Distance Education fellow, Tracey Rockett will work to bring technology to both traditional and virtual classrooms. She sees her role as being an ambassador for virtual education—demonstrating the advantages of using technology and the ease with which the technology can be learned and used. Tracey will facilitate workshops; write articles for the Koehler Center’s Insights Magazine; and work one-on-one with faculty interested in developing the digital content of their classes and expanding the experience beyond the classroom. She has been teaching classes in the online space, both fully online and hybrid, for almost ten years and has presented papers on distance education at several conferences. She will continue gathering data on the uses and outcomes of technology in the classroom and will share those findings with the TCU community. Tracey looks forward to collaborating with other interested individuals to find new opportunities for their classes.