Using Social Media in Teaching and Professional Development - Building Adult Education Technology Capacity

Using Social Media in Teaching and Professional Development
July 12 - August 6, 2010

Part III of a 3-Part Technology and Professional Development Discussion on
Building Adult Education Technology Capacity

Discussion Resources | Guest Biographies | Terms | Small Groups


Technology has changed what it means for learning communities to "be together." Digital tools are now an important part of teaching, learning, and professional development. But how do you keep pace with it all?

Join Nell Eckersley, Jackie Taylor and guests, to explore popular social media tools available to you and how they may be used in teaching and professional development. Then sign up for a small group to learn how to use the social media tool of your choice. Learn alongside others and share ideas for teaching and learning. Small groups then share back what they learned with the Technology and Professional Development Lists.

Follow @TechPD and hashtags #TechPD and #SMPD for the backchannel in Twitter.



  • Susan Gaer, Professor of ESL at Santa Ana College
  • Melinda Holt, Project Specialist, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Steve Quann, Instructional Technologist, World Education
  • Richard Sebastian, Ph.D., Instructor/Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Marian Thacher, Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)


Discussion Resources


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More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Previous Building Adult Education Technology Capacity discussions:
Part I: Online Learning and the Adult User: New Findings and Applications
Part II: Growing Learners’ Skills Through Virtual Literacy

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