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Social Media for Learning

Jane Bozarth (Author and eLearning Coordinator, North Carolina Office of State Human Resources, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Session Type: 
Keynote Address
Plaza Ballroom A-C
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Virtual Session

Social media is becoming an integral part of people's lives and can no longer be ignored by educators. For practitioners in distance education and online learning, using social media effectively to build community and facilitate instructional interactions is becoming an essential skill. Jane Bozarth, an expert in social media for learning, will define, demystify, and explore the use of low cost technologies that can be integrated into blended and online courses. She will show how to use blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help facilitate communication, increase participation, support engagement, and enhance transfer of new learning. Plan to walk away with some great ideas for applying collaboration strategies to your course designs.


Lead Presenter

Jane Bozarth (Author and North Carolina Office of State Human Resources, USA)

Dr. Jane Bozarth's career has spanned platform training, eLearning design and development, and now focuses on social and informal learning and using technology to support that. Her dissertation research focused on social learning and learning in communities of practice. She is the author of many books including Social Media for Trainers and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How Tos of Working Out Loud. Dr. Bozarth is a popular conference speaker and often appears at academic and industry events both in the US and abroad.

Jane Bozarth is eLearning Coordinator, North Carolina Office of State Human Resources. Author, Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud, Social Media for Trainers, and more.