Student-student interactions are an essential element of active, meaningful learning. How might you go beyond Canvas and leverage Twitter as a vehicle to connect your learners in reflections and dialogue? Each day 100 million people use Twitter to share brief communications and resources with a global audience and 80% of these interactions occur from mobile devices. In this session, Chelsea Cohen and Gena Estep will share their pedagogical applications of Twitter to engage their students in dialogue with authors and creative, historical role-playing activities.
Chelsea Cohen Instructor of English to Speakers of Other Languages, DE Coordinator Laney College
Bio: Chelsea is an instructor of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Distance Education Coordinator at Laney College. She is also a lead reviewer for the Online Education Initiative’s course exchange. She is passionate about teaching teachers how to develop creative, inclusive activities in the online environment, and helping equip her students with technology skills that will open doors in both their educational and professional lives.
Gena Estep Assistant Professor, History Folsom Lake College
Bio: Gena is an Assistant Professor of History at Folsom Lake College, where she was hired to develop, expand, and teach the department’s DE courses. With this opportunity, she has radically restructured her courses, flipped classes, and removed boundaries through integrative technology and unique assessments. Passionate about equity-minded history and inclusive instruction, her method is one of ongoing experimentation and flexibility. Beyond the classroom, Gena’s advised the Feminist Alliance, sits on the Title IX Compliance Committee, and is a member of the campus’s DE cohort.