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11/13/2014
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing
MSU LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (LearnDAT)
Expectations of Academic Institutions, Teaching and mentoring students, Technology

Using Social Media to Increase Student Participation

Discussion boards can feel outdated and boring to today’s students, so why aren’t we using the communication tools that they’re interacting with on a daily, and sometimes hourly, basis? As a forestry class began to move from a face-to-face session into a completely online format, this was the perfect time to experiment with a different set of tools. Utilizing Facebook groups, online assignments and discussions have expanded the face-to-face classroom by providing a more engaging online learning space. Come and learn how you can get started with your own group as well as hear more specific instances of how we increased participation just by using the tools students are already using.