When: Friday, August 27th
Time: 11am PDT/2pm EDT
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It’s that time again. The textbooks are being purchased, the classes are being registered for, and the professors are…well, they’re hosting webinars about the use of social media in higher education.

That’s right, our Senior Community Manager and resident higher education expert Lauren Vargas will be hosting Professor Mihaela Vorvoreanu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Computer Graphics Technology and Organizational Leadership & Supervision at Purdue University, who will be discussing the use of social media in the higher ed classroom.

Professor Vorvoreanu studies the socio-cultural impact of new communication technologies, and will be discussing her experiences weaving social media tools into multiple undergraduate public relations courses she taught during her tenure at Clemson University. She’ll also be sharing her findings on the impact the use of these tools and teaching strategies had on student learning, motivation, and career success.

Additionally, Lauren will be chatting with Professor Vorvoreanu about some of the finer points of her presentation as well as the greater implications of social media use in higher education. Toward the end of the webinar we’ll open up the conversation to our audience to answer any questions they might have.

The maturation of today’s digitally immersed generations makes the research that Professor Vorvoreanu is doing – and the experimentation and conversation surrounding it – an increasingly essential piece of the higher education and teaching framework. So join us next Friday for what’s sure to be an enlightening and valuable discussion!