#SMCEDU Chat Wrap Up February 7, 2011
Thanks to all who participated in SMCEDU chat today, we had an astounding 500+ tweets among 25 contributors, metrics via Archivist. Although, I think some of the @AU_SMCEDU is spilling over but either way, great turn out!
The discussion today was to help establish a list of expectations students should posses if they’re seeking an entry level position within the social media industry.
It was clear by most participants among the most important skills students should possess,
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Writing Skills
This is a topic that instructors and students need more clear baselines since this is a relatively new medium and employer demands for skills may depend on the trends and advancements of technology.
Some of the key points also touched on giving students the right tools, as much of the learning process needs to be carried out through self learning.
Bill Handy, a Professor at Oklahoma State, recently tested video as a learning tool using ipads and reports it was very effective, and will release a case study with his finding in two weeks. We're especially looking forward to this case study since each students capture the messages differently, whether through text, audio or video instruction.
Among the participants today, was Jil Wright (@ITJil) who is training instructors/faculty at Southern Mississippi and I look forward to how this training influences the curriculum faculty present over the coming semesters.
Some of our #SMCEDU chat professors pointed out that their curriculum is fluid and changes every semester based on the emerging technologies and case studies supporting the various social media tools and campaigns.
To see entire #SMCEDU chat transcript visit Archivist.
Join us for #SMCEDU chat next week with guest host @AndreaGenevieve on Monday, February 14th at 12:30pm eastern.