New Online Seminar: Twitter as a Learning Tool

twitter_iconPlease join eLIS for a fully online two-week seminar in myLesley. This class is designed to introduce participants to social media through the lens of Twitter. Participants will collaboratively explore the functionality of the tool by employing specific networking strategies discussed during the class.

Never used Twitter? No problem! We’ll work with you to learn the ins and outs of this popular social media platform.

Twitter as a Learning Tool runs from April 8th – April 21st.

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In addition, we are also hosting a brief webinar on Monday, April 8th at 3 PM EST. The Twitter as a Learning Tool: Kickoff Webinar will introduce participants to the basics of Twitter, including a walk-through of the technical logistics, how to sign-up for an account, and an exploration of the unique Twitter vocabulary. Anyone who is new to Twitter (whether you plan to participate in the two-week seminar or not) is welcome to attend.

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We look forward to tweeting with you!

Professional Development Opportunities for Spring 2013


Faculty Brown Bag – MyLesley Tips & Tricks
Friday, March 8
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Doble Hall, Room 309
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Join Nicholas Pietrowski, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, for a discussion of best practices for faculty use of myLesley for web and mobile devices. This hands-on talk will highlight how myLesley is being used to increase faculty efficiency, engage students, and expand the possibilities of learning.

Using Group Work for Student Collaboration
A Fully Online Course Taught in myLesley
March 18 – March 31
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This seminar will help you design group activities in your myLesley course. We will identify strategies for designing and scaffolding group work. You will also design a series of learning activities, tied to your course’s learning objectives, that require students to work collaboratively (either completely online or across face-to-face and online activities). We will provide resources for structuring and assessing these activities. Tools explored in this seminar may include Group areas and discussions, wikis, blogs, VoiceThread, and/or Webspiration.

Faculty Brown Bag – Social Media for Social Change: Researching Current Events through New Media
Wednesday, March 20
12:00pm – 1:30pm
University Hall, Room 3-085
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Join Laura Fokkena, PhD Candidate in International & Comparative Education, as she explores how students can augment (not replace!) traditional research by following current events via Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, photo- and video-sharing sites, livestreaming, and other social media.