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RECAP 2014

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West Chester, PA 19383


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  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 15th, 2014 | ConferenceMay 16th, 2014 | Workshops

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 15th, 2014 | ConferenceMay 16th, 2014 | Workshops

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 15th, 2014 | ConferenceMay 16th, 2014 | Workshops

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Mary Beth Kurilko

Mary Beth Kurilko

Interim Director of Professional Communication at Philadelphia University

Mary Beth Kurilko is known on Twitter as "girlmeetsweb" and has been teaching communication to undergrads for 12 years. As interim director of the Professional Communication major at Philadelphia University, Mary Beth recently led an effort to convert the major for full online delivery, launched in October, 2013.

A specialist in emerging media, she helps digital natives get beyond status updates to become new media strategists. In past lives, she was the Director of Web Communications at Temple University, an Associate Director in Temple's undergraduate admissions office and a marketing and sales professional in the Canadian travel industry.

Social Media in the Classroom - the Myth of the Digital Native

It's hard to deny the influence of technology in education. We'd likely all agree there are many superb tools and uses for them in the classroom. But while everything has changed, nothing has changed. Today's undergraduates may have a new name in "digital natives" but they're not native to foundation skills like critical thinking, adaptability and flexibility in a rapid world. Their texting speed may outpace "digital Immigrants" (you? me?), but they still lag behind in finding, constructing and applying meaning - especially in their professional lives.

This fun, interactive session will explore this idea, using examples from Mary Beth's social media classes at Philadelphia University. Natives and Immigrants alike will take away good ideas for using social media in teaching - whatever the discipline.