As summer comes to a halt, reflections of experiences, learnings, and new acquaintances fill the air. What did you do this summer? Read? Relax? Rejuvenate? Reorganize?
Maybe you explored helping students get to graduation more effectively, how to create and use authentic voice in your coursework, innovation in personalized learning and instruction, or ways to improve your use of Canvas during the fall semester.
Those of us at the Center for transformational learning spent the summer scouring social media and journals working to find new and updated information to assist your ease back into the academic world. We decided that a top-ten list might jump start your return.
In a recent publication by the Global Digital Citizen (July 21, 2015) I ran across the following article: 10 Social Media Skills for 21st Century Teachers . Checkout the infographic created in pictochart by Med Karbach! It provided clarity when reassessing my social learning and educational networking competencies.
I created my own Inforgraphic summarizing and sharing social media categories. I hope you find it informative.
How often do you use social media literacy competencies to further student learning? Have you ever collected data on the effect of your social media competencies has on student learning and retention in your courses?
August 20th in the Mabee Transformational Learning Center, Learning Commons will be the first of 10 informal gatherings the CTL will host to discuss these competencies.
The topic is: Knowing Popular web 2.0 categories and tools that further student learning.
Join us to help build our competencies and increase our learning!
The forum is open, light snacks and food will be provided, and, as always, your opinions and expertise are welcome.