Thinking Social at the University of Florida

Thinking Social at UFlorida

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Update: We had a great time doing this. Thanks to everyone who participated, watched, and followed along on Twitter!  Watch the video archive here: Part 1 & Part 2 and check out Ed’s  #thinkingsocial storify

I’m spending the next five days with the Thinking Social team at the University of Florida. We’re engaging in some pretty innovative research with the residence life department, working on some “think-tanky” stuff, and connecting with the Education Technology department for a lunch and learn. We’ve been a bit secretive on Twitter, so we’d like to invite everyone at home to participate in a conversation about social media in higher education on Saturday, August 13 at 4:00PM EST. Watch live on Ustream.

Why make time to tune in on a Saturday? This group represents a dream team in the world of social media in higher education. Members of the panel include:

  • Dr. Rey Junco (Lockhaven University), renowned social media researcher, featured on Mashable for his work on Twitter and Facebook
  • Ed Cabellon (Bridgewater State University), student affairs practitioner extraordinaire, who can run a student union while teaching students how to maintain their digital identity.  You may know him from his live video conversations with student affairs icons.
  • Greg Heiburger (South Dakota State University), student affairs practitioner and social media researcher, one of the first to publish research examining the relationship between Facebook and student engagement.
  • TJ Logan (University of Florida), well-known in ACUHO-I for his innovative use of social media in residence life.  Check out his talk at the 2011 ACUHO-I Conference.
  • Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa (University of Florida), assistant vice president for student affairs and social media researcher, she was publishing innovative research with Rey well before Twitter even existed.
  • Liz Gross (University of Wisconsin-Waukesha), well, this is me.  During my 9-5 I’m a Marketing Director at a public 2-year school, and I moonlight as a social media researcher as I progress through my doctoral program.

We’re doing this event live (let me know if you’ll be at the University of Florida) and live-streamed.  We want to know what you’d like us to talk about, so hit me up on Twitter or leave a comment.  And please, spread the word!

About Liz Gross

Social Media Strategist, Higher Education, Creative Communicator, Training Provider, Speaker, Ph.D. Candidate
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