Showing posts with label Syllabus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Syllabus. Show all posts

Monday, September 4, 2017

Teaching Social Media to Graduate Students - A Syllabus Preview and Blackboard Course Review

I absolutely love working with graduate students - especially graduate students who are interested in working in the social media industry. I teach courses each semester focused on social media. These courses include:

- New Communication Technology
- Applied Social Media
- Computer-Mediated Communication

This semester, I am teaching the New Communication Technology course. I finally finished my graduate syllabus last night and I am proud of the progress. Also, this is the first time that I have not required a research paper. I am aiming for full-impact coursework and for a fun process for me.

Link to the Syllabus

Click the image of the syllabus to view the ENTIRE syllabus from this semester. I always update the same Google Document each semester to avoid updating links on Blackboard. Updating external links is great! I am very excited about this syllabus and I cannot wait to make the course navigation video. Here's the course navigation video from last semester:

If you have any questions for me, please ask away. I am happy to help!


Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

30 Ways to Integrate Social Responsibility in Your Fall Courses - A LEAP Texas Periscope

Today, I had such a great time representing LEAP Texas (Liberal Education and America's Promise) as part of the Social Responsibility Week! This is a week of professional development opportunities for faculty focused on infusing social media in course syllabi.

The Periscope was focused on "30 Ways to Integrate Social Responsibility in Your Fall Courses".

Here's the Periscope! Enjoy!

Have a great week! Thanks for visiting the Millennial Professor Blog!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Free Professional Development Opportunity from @LEAPTexas - AACU Learning Outcomes (Social Responsibility Week) - August 8th-12th

I love serving as a Faculty Fellow for LEAP Texas! This has been one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever experienced in higher education. I love networking with colleagues from other institutions and I've gained a wealth of skills focused 

Social Responsibility Week – August 8 - 12
During the week of August 8 - 12, LEAP Texas will be holding a week­long celebration of Social Responsibility. It’s a week where faculty from across the state of Texas can come together online and talk about how they are integrating Social Responsibility into teaching, learning, and assessment:

Want to stand a chance of winning a prize!?!?!
Please RSVP for the events below by completing this form - You can still participate in events if you do not complete the form BUT to win our fabulous prizes we need you to fill in the form @LEAPTexas Social Responsibility Week! Please let us know if you plan to participate in the events! We will see you at the events!

Monday 8 August
What’s on: 3pm: Webinar on Social Responsibility presented by Dr. Doyle Carter and Dr Christine Purkiss from Angelo State University
Description: This session takes a look at Social Responsibility and the opportunities and challenges associated with teaching and assessing this core objective. The presenters will also share the social responsibility rubric developed at this institution
Join online:
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Daylight Time
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Dial in by phone:
United States : +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 331-951-253
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Tuesday 9 August
What’s on: Social responsibility recipes all day with Dr Jennifer Edwards on Twitter 
Description: I know, you are thinking  - recipes and social responsibility? Well, this is an innovative approach focused on small (but meaningful) activities focused on how we can teach our college students how to be socially responsible. To participate and to submit an event, please click the following link - Submit a Teaching Recipe for the #LEAPTexas Recipe book on Social Responsibility

Wednesday 10 August 
What’s on: Tune in to the "30 Ways to Integrate Social Responsibility in Your Fall Courses" Periscope Session at 8am CDT.
Tune in here -
Description: In this session, you will discover and contribute ways to teach and engage your students in interactive assignments addressing social responsibility! These engagement methods will include syllabus integration, teaching methods for the first-year seminar, teaching methods for capstone courses, career portfolio and resume integration, and classroom assessment of social responsibility.

Thursday 11 August
What’s on: Engage in the Lunchtime "Teaching Social Responsibility in College Courses" Twitter Chat by using the #LEAPTexas hashtag on at Noon CDT
1. At noon on the day of the chat, log into Twitter and type in #LEAPTexas (not case sensitive).
2.  Wait for a question (one is tweeted out about every 8 minutes).
Ex:  Q1 - Do you think it is more important to incorporate social responsibility for first-year students or senior-year students? Which assignments would be better for each group? #LEAPTexas
3. Hit "Reply" to the tweet with the question, use A for Answer, and include the hash tag. Ex: A1 -  Definitely for first-year students, it is important to engage students as soon as they arrive to your campus. #LEAPTexas

Friday 12 August:
What’s on: Reflections on the week.
Description: Join us on Twitter (#LEAPTexas) as LEAP takes a look back on social responsibility week and what we learned.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Applied Social Media Graduate Course at Tarleton State University - The Course Syllabus and Course Navigation Video

This semester, I am so excited about teaching the Applied Social Media course at Tarleton. To help others in their syllabus creation journey, I decided to embed my syllabus (and course navigation video) on the blog. :)

Adapting the Course from Undergraduate Students to Graduate Students
I taught this course at the undergraduate level and I always enjoyed helping the students on their research projects. Anytime that I can help students build their resume and also integrate their learning in high-impact educational practices (undergraduate research, etc.), I always strive to do so. Now, as I teach graduate students, research assignments have become more important because it seems that these students are searching for ways to help their resumes stand out from the rest of the applicants for positions.

Utilizing E-Books for Course Preparation and for Course Texts
This semester (to my surprise), I found the textbook for the course at our university's library, the Dick Smith Library as an e-book. This means that the students could potentially only have to purchase one book for the semester. Last semester, I utilized e-books to prepare for the Computer-Mediated Communication course and it was MUCH easier to bookmark key concepts and less cumbersome than dragging books from campus to the house.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!


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