Your Name and Title:

 Dr. Ann Gaudino, Assistant Professor of Education

School, Library, or Organization Name:

 West Liberty University, West Virginia, USA

Co-Presenter Name(s):

 Students from the EDUC 520:  Trends and Issues in Education

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

West Virginia USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

High school and university faculty


Short Session Description (one line):

 Utilizing Social Media to Teach an Online Course

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This session presents how social media were used in EDUC 520 Trends and Issues in Education, a graduate course in College of Education at West Liberty University, West Virginia, U.S.A.   The course utilized: a 100% asynchronous online format; rSmart Saka CLE Version 2.6. for electronic  collaboration and as a social learning environment; and recorded sessions from the 2011 Global Education Conference ( as a course text.   This session is of interest to readers wishing to explore the use of social media in teaching, electronic collaborative software, and using recorded, online sessions  of the Global Education Conference as a text.  While this particular course was a graduate level course, the use of these social media in teaching this course applicable at high school, undergraduate, and graduate level courses.

Tags: 2011 Global Education Conference, 2012SLS, forum, online course, teacher education

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