Category Archive: Social Media

May 22

Tweeting Responses: A Failed Experiment

As a writing instructor, I am constantly working to try and get my classes to synthesize information and communicate it out as succinctly as possible. It’s one of the main parts of my job, to be honest. That’s why, when I first came up with the idea of “tweeting responses,” I thought maybe social media …

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Mar 06

Upgrading the Journal: 3 Reasons to have your students Blog

Blogging serves the same essential functions as journaling. It allows learners to practice their writing in a low-risk setting. In my English 1301 and 1302 classes, learners use Tumblr to blog throughout the course of the class on a variety of class-related topics. These classes are fully online, and learner-instructor interaction is key for engaging …

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Oct 26

Using Twitter to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Twitter Beyond the Eggshell. November 4 10-11a.m. Brett Murrey, M.Ed. CFEI Training Lab, Gee Library, Suite 173. Learn to use twitter to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). This is for anyone who is interested in using Twitter to enhance their professional development. To request ADA accommmodations, please communicate your needs at least 7 days prior to the event. Email CFEI.FacultyDev@tamuc.edu or call the CFEI at 903-886-5511.

This is a QEP Global Learning event. Register here. To request ADA accommodations, please communicate your needs at least 7 days prior to the event. Email CFEI.FacultyDev@tamuc.edu or call the CFEI at 903-886-5511.  

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Oct 05

Social Media & Commonplace Books

Social media is often brought up as the solution to disengaged students, but suggestions rarely go deeper than “Use Twitter” or “Create a Facebook page.” Simply requiring students to use social media for their class work isn’t enough to create connections – but borrowing an old assignment and giving it a new face might do …

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Sep 13

Coming Soon: OLC Innovate 2016 presentations

OLC Innovate Innovations in blended and online learning logo Dr. Nathan Templeton presents "Creating Community in Online Environments through Integration of the Digital Commentary Grading Project Date: September 27, 2016, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Location: CFEI Conference Room, Gee Library Suite 173 QEP Global Learning event! To request ADA accommodations, please communicate your needs at least 7 days prior to the event. Email CFEI.FacultyDev@tamuc.edu or call the CFEI at 903-886-5511.

Dear Faculty, In the spring, the CFEI sponsored two faculty members to attend the OLC Innovate 2016 conference in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Nathan Templeton and Dr. Monica Tenhunen returned eager to share their resources with you. Don’t miss their presentations!   Additionally, the CFEI will show streamed conference sessions in the fall and spring. …

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