Workshop: Social Media: Considering the Controversy

Course ID - CTD0920g  

Short Title: Soc Media Symposium    

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       5.5 hours 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

This workshop is jointly sponsored by UFMDC and CT&D

Faculty participants will be engaged in a symposium with a keynote by Anthropologist Adam Fish, who will guide faculty through a consideration of the uses of the internet and social media to foster both student learning and greater civic engagement. A second presentation by Karen Showalter, Executive Director of Americans for Informed Democracy, will demonstrate ways that students are currently using social media to become engaged in civic affairs. Participants will work in small groups to create a design for uses of social media for student learning and civic engagement at MDC.

**The student engagement designs created through the small group activities will be posted to the online social media location specifically created for this symposium - either during the workshop itself or soon after (deadline is within two weeks of the event in order to earn the FPD credit).



As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main points in the controversy over whether internet-enabled participation aids or alienates society and the human connection to one another 
  • Name some threats and obstacles to using Social Media as a tool for education and civic engagement
  • Create strategies in which professors may help to ameliorate the lack of civil engagement among students
  • Choose a strategy to increase student engagement in learning through the use of social media and web 2.0 tools
  • Design ways professors can use the Social Media to facilitate global engagement


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0920g  
Course Title: Soc Media Symposium
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

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If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.