Feb 25, 2013 to May 6, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
- Has prerequisites
- Contains external social networking participation or elements
- Some of your work will be assessed by peers
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
- You will be expected to work with a group of other students
- Contains content not appropriate for children under 18
Full course description
Students explore emerging social media technologies and processes and study their application in a variety of contemporary settings. Students will learn how to use and author content for online tools such as blogs, microblogs, collaboration mechanisms, podcasts, RSS-feeds, video, bookmarking, and other emerging web technologies. The course will also study how to use these technologies to monitor conversations on the Internet, engage online communities, identify influencers, and establish thought leadership.
Maria H. Andersen, Ph.D.
Director of Learning & Research
Dr. Maria H. Andersen is the Director of Learning and Research for Instructure, where she acts as a translator and anthropologist to help bridge the gap between technologists who build Canvas and the education tribe who use it. She is also tasked with using existing research to improve student success through the design of features in Canvas and using data from Canvas for research about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Prior to this position, Maria served as faculty at a community college for a decade, teaching social media, chemistry, and math and designing learning experiences for both traditional and online formats. Maria has worked extensively with faculty development and is also an internationally-known learning futurist. She spends her free time designing digital games for learning algebra and speaking, researching, and writing about the science of learning, eLearning, technology, game design, learning analytics, social media, and higher education. You can find Maria online at busynessgirl.com or @busynessgirl on Twitter.