Presenting at Suffolk County Community College Today…

I’m pleased to be presenting to the faculty, staff and students of Suffolk Count Community College today.  As a community college, and an institution with a large number of commuting students, social media and online technologies are an excellent way for engaging and building community with students.  At my two sessions today, I will be speaking about social media, digital reputation, and how to engage online for maximum impact and educational success.  If you’re interested in the resources I am sharing today. or the slides I will be using, I’ve included them here.

Presenting at University of Delaware Today…

I have the privilege of sharing my time and space today with the staff and students at the University of Delaware.  There are two workshops I’ll be giving which are both revamped presentations with a lot of new content arising out of my research.  Hopefully you will find the information helpful as well. In particular, one topic that has gained significant salience for me in the past couple months is the extent to which social media can impact and distort reality–ultimately impacting our behavior and self esteem.  The “pursuit of the like” is… Read More

Exciting Goings On: Being a Part of the ACPA Digital Task Force 2.0

  The following post originally appeared on the ACPA Digital Task Force Website.  I’m excited to announce that I will be a part of round 2 of this effort.  Specifically, I will be continuing my collaboration with Erik Qualman and others to develop educators guides and supplemental materials for the book to which we contributed, What Happens On Campus Stays On YouTube.  Find out more about this and some of the other exciting initiatives we have in store:

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning [REBLOG]

Originally posted on techKNOWtools:
With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed tech realm, pedagogical considerations should always come first. Instructors should reflect on the learning objective and desired outcomes for their subject matter before identifying identifying technological applications for the course. The SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates (2015), is a pedagogical framework for determining what technology, specifically how this technology will be appropriate for instructional approaches. This might include identifying and determining…

Introducing My Dissertation Topic: College Students, Social Media and the Self

This Thursday, I will (finally) have my dissertation proposal hearing.  This means I will present my proposed dissertation research to my committee and seek approval to move forward into the data collection and analysis phases.  Proposals  generally include the “first three chapters” of a dissertation.  These chapters are typically an introduction, a review of literature, and a research plan including methods of data collection and procedures.  Below you will find a sample from my proposal as well as the presentation I will be using when I present it to my committee.  Enjoy! The following study attempts to… Read More