Social Media in the Classroom: Extending the Learning Community will raise the question of social media’s place in the liberal arts classroom. Dr. Robert Williamson, Jr. (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Hendrix College) will discuss how he uses Twitter and Storify to increase students’ engagement with course texts and create a learning community in his classes. Thursday, Septeber 26 @ 3pm CDT/ 4pm EDT. You can access this Google+ Hangout event from the link above. You can access a library of past BLC webinars here.
Williamson teaches classes on a wide range of Biblical traditions, and this semester he will be collaborating with a to offer a section of Hendrix’s new general education course–The Engaged Citizen–on Origins and Ethics. Of his teaching, Dr. Williamson writes: “I strive to create a classroom atmosphere in which these three—student, text, and world—can interact, collide, and wrestle with one another in ways that illuminate new possibilities for both interpretation and action.”
We will share a recording of the webinar with you on this page. If you’d like to join the ACS Blended Learning Collaboration’s listerv, or learn more about how the ACS can help you support digital learning at your institution, please contact Amanda Hagood at email@example.com.