Social Media and the 21st Century Educator

Session Description
With this massive growth in the use and adoption of social media, you might be asking why are educators slow to adopt this powerful medium? We are seeing some growth by those who are slowly adopting and incorporating social media into their teaching. However, the questions is, do educators really see the value of using social media?

The 21st Century Educator (you might ask yourself if you are one) would say that the incorporation of social media and other Web 2.0 technologies is critical when preparing learners with 21st Century skills for todays workplace. There’s no doubt that the phenomenal growth of social media networking has changed the world and requires 21st Century educators to be in the game!

Presenter(s)
Lyndon Godsall
Lyndon Godsall, Kaplan, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
21st Century Educator at Purdue University Global, Award Winning Instructional Designer, Disruptive Technologist

Lyndon Godsall is an expert curriculum designer and media developer in multiple fields including Health profession, Education, Technology and Criminal Justice. He has worked on multiple projects in the UK, US, Bahamas, Africa and the UAE. In addition, he has completed contracts with the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, US Government and various Online Program Managers in the US.

Risa Blair
Risa Blair, Kaplan, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Audience
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One Response to Social Media and the 21st Century Educator

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    pmachell@purdueglobal.edu April 17, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    Information presented about social media was very timely and appropriate. The links provided on the use of Twitter and Facebook were very valuable. The presenters indicated students are on social media from eight to 12 hours a day. As educators we need to tap into the social media resource. The key point I took away from this session was that social media is woefully underutilized in our online classes. The potential for this resource is huge. Using social media in classes will better prepare our students for the real world!

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