Developing the Virtual Campus: Engaging Students through Online Social Networking

Council of College and Military Educators CCME 2013 Concurrent Session Learning Outcomes

Methods for increasing student engagements via social networking both within and outside of the classroom, especially in a deployment scenario;

Strategies for enhancing virtual community and student engagement on an online setting for faculty, military members and veterans;

Benefits and limitations of private campus wide social network;

What prompts students to use a campus wide social network?

In addition, participants will share their experiences with social networking in an effort to promote student engagement from active military as well as veterans both from a social perspective as well as academic.

Abstract: 

Engaging students online can be positive for both students and faculty alike, but there is often a lack of meaningful interaction. With the advent and popularity of social networking, students, staff, and faculty are taking advantage of sites like Facebook to connect.  This session will offer examples of how to build community in the “virtual campus,” and successfully engage students online. This can especially beneficial to service members who are deployed to remote locations.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Authors: 
Dale Crowe, Anastasia Metros, Angie Lipschuetz
Year of Publication: 
2013
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Developing the Virtual Campus: Engaging Students through Online Social Networking

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