Concurrent Session IV
2:45 - 3:15

A Professor's Guide to Twitter: Expanding the Classroom and Promoting Scholarship

Gabriel Teninbaum & Sabrina DeFabritiis


Twitter has an increasingly significant role in society. It helped to spark revolutions in the Middle East and is part of the communications strategy of nearly every major corporation and politician. It is also how many of our students communicate. Because of this, if properly harnessed, Twitter can be a useful tool for those who teach to communicate with students and for professional development. This presentation is intended to teach the audience about Twitter and its relevance to them. It will be useful for all members of the audience, from those totally new to Twitter, to experienced users.

Revising Writing Pedagogy: Best Practices in Teaching Writing Online

Elaine Pascale & Linda Foley Vinay

The teaching of writing is undergoing a “revision,” with more and more instruction taking place online. This session will examine the “do’s and don’ts” of translating writing instruction to an online environment. Presenters will discuss methods for teaching and evaluating student writing. Attention will be given to approaches for facilitating Socratic discourse and student-centered learning, and to maintaining academic rigor. A variety of online environments will be examined including Blackboard and social media.

Leverage Technology Tools To Make Your Teaching More Efficient and Flexible

Jodi Detjen 


Online tools abound and faculty are just beginning to understand and leverage these tools to improve their teaching and interaction. This session will share a variety of online tools to help improve your teaching both online and in the classroom to provide you more flexibility and give more control to the students. Six tools will be presented with an opportunity for other faculty to share their technology ideas as well.