I am thrilled to be a featured speaker at this year’s podcamp #pcpgh7. What is podcamp? It is a free event where you can learn social media and interactive marketing in a very “un-conference” like environment. No pressure. No stuffy suits. Just real people talking about what they love to do each day.
My session is all about engaging with students using social media. Blogs, interactive teaching, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Our role as instructors needs to be, whether we like it or not, to engage with our students on their level.
Would you take your car to a repairman that did not know about cars? Should students trust instructors that are not aware of social media and how to use it?
The way students are learning is different. Many high schools are going paperless. Online coursework is evolving through organizations like Coursera and Venture Lab – giving students the opportunity to learn in new and exciting ways from across the globe. As instructors – we need to embrace this change and become just as engaged as our students are in social media.
If you know anyone in higher education that is looking to increase their online and social media presence, please join me at podcamp pittsburgh 7 – and start building your digital toolbox!