PRESENTATION VIDEO: University Driven Social Media for Engagement

I had the opportunity to present with #SAgrad superstar, Craig Bidiman, on how colleges and universities can leverage social media as a means of engaging their students.  The following video comes from the 2015 NASPA conference and gives a broad overview of the philosophy, approaches, and mindset departments must take to go beyond seeing social media as merely a broadcasting tool and instead as a vehicle for connecting with students.  Enjoy:

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Flipping Out: Concepts of Inverted Classrooms for Teaching and Training

I had the pleasure of presenting with Dr. Susan Marine, one of my fellow faculty members at Merrimack College, on concepts of classroom flipping.  What is flipping?  Here’s a useful definition from Wikipedia: Flipped classroom is an instructional methodology and a type of blended learning that delivers instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom… Read More

Video Introducing “Digitized Student Development Theory”

What do our college student development theories look like when we give them a digital update? How might social media be changing the ways students develop and understand themselves? What are the implications for college student educator practice? The following was originally presented at the 2015 NASPA Convention as a part of the SAspeaks series.  This video gives you a preview into the preliminary results of my doctoral research…

Guest Appearance on HigherEdLive: Social Media/Justice/Change and Yik Yak [VIDEO]

I appeared on a HigherEdLive broadcast along with co-guest, colleague, and friend,  Vernon Wall, and host Heather Shea Gasser to talk about social media and its intersections with social justice and change.  Vernon and I talked about our collaboration on a combined social justice and social media training as well as recent events in higher education surrounding the use of Yik Yak.  See a recording of the episode embedded below. YIKYAK: SOCIAL MEDIA/JUSTICE/CHANGE ORIGINALLY STREAMED LIVE: WED, APR 8, 2015 @ 12:00PM (EST) HOSTED BY: HEATHER SHEA GASSER / HEATHER@HIGHEREDLIVE.COM How does access to a live feed of what people around… Read More

#NASPA15 Presentation: How to Network Digitally for Professional Development and Relationship-Building

This panel started with a tweet.  Christina Ferrari sent our a message asking if anyone wanted to collaborate on a session about leveraging digital networks for professional development.  The result is an exciting collaboration involving a panel of presenters, many of whom have only previously met virtually.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAconnect! Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00am – 9:50am Convention Center 209 Abstract Social media can be helpful in expanding professional networks and transforms human interaction. But what does the “power of social media” look like when it comes to… Read More