George Siemens - Learning Technologies Centre, Univ. of
David Cormier - Univ. of Prince Edward Island,
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Co-sponsored by Education & Information Technology Library ( http://EdITLib.org)
ABOUT AACE GLOBAL U
AACE Global U is a continually developing initiative intended to
provide learning and professional development opportunities on the
latest research, trends, and best practices related to learning and
Founded, designed, and led by international leaders with the best
minds and expertise on innovative learning, the latest results from
learning research and technologies will be blended to offer learning
experiences characterized as interactive, social, and personal while
fostering a global networking/collaborative community.
Global U is organized by the Association for the Advancement of
Computing in Education (AACE), an international, non-profit
organization dedicated to the advancement of information technology in
education and learning (http://AACE.org/)
SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR SERIES
AACE Global U is pleased to announce and sponsor "Social Media:
Trends and Implications for Learning," a monthly online seminar series.
The seminar series, led by George Siemens and David Cormier, is
without fee and will include live interactive sessions, in addition to
discussions with guest speakers and participants. All sessions are
co-sponsored by and will be archived in the Education & Information
Technology Library (http://EdITLib.org )
Social media and emerging technologies are gaining increased
attention for use in education. The list of tools grows daily.
Examples: blogs, wikis, Ning, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life,
cloud computing, surface computing, mobile learning, and so on.
"Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning" will explore
the impact of new technologies, research, and related projects.
What does it all mean? Do long term trends and change cycles exist
in the constant change? What patterns are emerging? And, perhaps most
importantly, should academics and education leaders respond?
"Social Media" will explore emerging technological and related
research trends from a perspective of social and networked learning
theory. Finding coherence in the midst of rapid changes is
increasingly difficult. This monthly sessions will create a forum for
educators to gather, present, and discuss the future impact of today's
To receive updates for this free event, signup at: http://AACE.org/GlobalU/seminars/socialmedia/
Social Media Seminar Community: http://www.AACEConnect.org/group/socialmedia
We hope that you will be able to join us as well as gain valuable
insight into social media and the trends and implications for learning.
AACE Executive Director & Founder