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EDUCAUSE Now - #19 - Implications of Social Media on Pedagogy, The EDUCAUSE 2009 Awards, Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

Join host Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for the September edition of EDUCAUSE Now! This month we take a look at the adoption of social media in the classroom, the EDUCAUSE 2009 Awards, and accessibility issues for faculty and students. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.  

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

The Digital Native/Digital Immigrant Myth: Implications of Social Media in Pedagogy
What factors contribute to faculty adoption of new social media tools for teaching and learning? What are the implications of these practices for effective pedagogy? We host several higher education professionals with a focus on social media for a roundtable discussion on the subject. At the table:

  • Jeff Nugent, Associate Director for the Center of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Patricia Kahn, Executive Director of Information Technology Services at Brookdale Community College
  • Virginia Kuhn, Associate Director of the Insitute for Multimedia Literacy at University of Southern California
  • Bryan Alexander, Director for Research for the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE)

Commentary: The 2009 EDUCAUSE Awards
EDUCAUSE recently announced the winners of its 2009 Leadership and Catalyst Awards. Through these annual awards, EDUCAUSE recognizes outstanding leaders, innovations, and initiatives in higher education IT. Julie Little, senior director of teaching, learning, and professional development talks about the 2009 recipients in this commentary.

Accessibility for Students in Higher Education: What to Consider
Joe Wheaton, associate professor and faculty liaison for the Web Accessibility Center and coordinator for the special education program at the Ohio State University considers the current state of accessibility for students with disabilities.

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Running time: 24m 15s
File size: 16.66 MB

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