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Selecting and Implementing Social Media and Mobile Technology in Education

Aaron Martinson (Sejong Cyber University, Korea)
Session Information
July 8, 2013 - 5:30pm
Faculty Development and Support
Areas of Special Interest: 
Innovative Blends
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Electronic Poster
Executive A-D
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Poster Session

By utilizing the existing social networking infrastructure, educators can now quickly and easily implement their blended course curriculum.

Extended Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain how the existing mobile application and social networking infrastructure can be implemented to create an educational experience that shifts the paradigm for educators who are currently delivering blended education, traditional face-to-face education, or distance education. For the first time educators have more tools at their fingertips than they can implement, and new tools and methods are being created every day. By identifying which tools are appropriate for their specific purposes, educators can easily implement these delivery methods at a low cost with minimal training. This paper will explain how all educators can identify, implement, and utilize the tools that already exist through social networking and mobile applications to deliver a faster and more efficient blended educational experience.

By learning how to identify which social networking sites and mobile applications are appropriate for each educational experience, educators can deal with issues of privacy, level appropriateness, technological availability of students, and cost management issues. In addition, educators who understand the most efficient ways to implement these tools will be able construct more meaningful blended educational outcomes for their students. Finally, educators who understand how to revise the uses of their selected medium can continue to improve their effectiveness as their needs and technology evolves.

This presentation will accompany a slide presentation and a Q&A. An interactive example using social media will demonstrate the immediate effectiveness of the concepts explained in the presentation. This will be available for smart phone users only.

Lead Presenter

To whom it may concern,
My name is Aaron Martinson and I am currently an adjunct professor of English at Sejong Cyber University, an online university in Seoul, South Korea. I received my undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I received my Masters degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University in Minnepolis, Minnesota. My most recent conference was in Seoul, South Korea at Hanyang Cyber University where I presented a paper titled, "Social Media and Education: Student and Educator Perspectives."
I would be pleased to present my work at the 10th annual blended learning conference in July 2013.
As a native Wisconsinite I would be extremely pleased to deliver a meaningful paper in my home state.