Part 3 in the Series: Social Media in Education Last fall, I played a major part in developing, designing, and teaching the first course dealing with social media at Valencia College. This course was geared to faculty interested learning about the possible implementations of social media to increase engagement and excitement in their courses with practical skills. Various faculty have been implementing social media on their own with little to
We all want to be in touch with the “Zeitgeist”-the spirit of our times. I’m always trying to keep up with current events, important ideas and smart opinions that are circulating in our world at an pace that is impossible to keep up with. Blogs, new sources, and users are generating content and ideas faster than ever. With so much information available online today, it’s increasingly difficult and time-consuming to
Part 2 in the Series: Social Media in Education Recently I undercover a story from Campus Technology highlighting a few unique faculty using social media in the classroom. Professor Betsy Sigman (@bsigman) of Georgetown was utilizing Google+ in her Developing/Managing Databases course. I was able to contact Sigman to get some additional questions answered and permission to share her innovative use of social media in education on my blog and
Take a look at this infographic below by Flow Town about “What Mattered in 2011 for Social Media. A few of the key items mentions make me think about what might be next for 2012. What will be next big thing to come out of SXSW this year? That is always hard to predict. The word Gamification was born at SXSW 2011 and continued to help many startups thrive. Who
Chrome is a great browser for Google+, especially with all the new extensions to enhance your experience. Here are three Chrome extensions that are a must have for anyone using Google+. Photo Zoom Don’t you hate trying to see that tiny profile picture or something the website photo is just a little too small to read. You just want to easily zoom into the photo without having to click on
Did you miss the Les Paul doodle by Google last Thursday? Don’t worry you still have a chance for an encore! The “doodle,” as Google refers to its special logo designs, featured a six-string guitar, which let visitors record 30-second songs by strumming chords with a flick of the mouse. Google posted the doodle in honor of electric-guitar guru Les Paul’s 96th birthday last Thursday, 6/09/11. Paul died in 2009.