Keeping Up With The Past: Student-Centered Teaching and Social Media
Dr. Jennifer L. Palmer
Assistant Professor of History
Date: September 27, 2016
Do you ever feel like you’re competing with social media and the internet? Phones, tablets, and laptops keep students constantly connected, and it often seems as if they devote more time to Tweeting, Yaking, surfing, or posting than they do to writing term papers. This Award Winning Faculty Series session is designed for instructors who want to create environments and craft assignments that harness the power of social media and the internet to foster public discourse and analytical learning. Palmer will guide participants through two fundamental student-centered instructional models present in her classroom: opportunities for students, such as writing graphic novels and creating YouTube videos, to share their research and writing in ways that are part of their own social vernacular, and actively engaging students through the transformation of the classroom setting into an eighteenth century French salon.