Pearson to Host “Social Media for Teaching and Learning” Conference

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Second annual event focuses on trends, best practices for using social media in higher education.


Who: For several years, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media for personal, professional and teaching purposes.

What: The Social Media for Teaching and Learning Conference is designed for educators looking to expand their teaching with social tools. This event is valuable for teachers, faculty, instructional designers, deans of academic technology, chief information officers, and chief technology officers.

Speakers will include educators from Milwaukee Area Technical College, University of New Hampshire, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Pearson.

Keynote speaker – Tanya Joosten, Director (Interim) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center (LTC), where almost 3,000 instructors (faculty, academic staff, and TA's) are supported in their use of digital technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Tanya is the author of Social Media for Educators, published by Jossey Bass. Her work and expertise on social media, virtual worlds, and other emerging technologies has been highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ed Tech Magazine, eCampus News, EDUCAUSE Review, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and other news and media publications.

When: October 18, 2013

Where: The Museum of Science, Boston MA

Why attend:

  •     Learn and exchange best practices for implementing social tools into education
  •     Gain insight into the latest in social learning from leading researchers and practitioners
  •     Network with other innovative educators

Session topics include:

  •     Major findings from the 2013 Social Media in Higher Education Survey
  •     Integrating gamification and social media
  •     Social media for professional and career development
  •     Best practices for incorporating social networks into class

The complete conference agenda can be found here:

The deadline to register is October 11, 2013. To register, please visit:

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey(at)pearson(dot)com or 800-745-8489

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