Using Social Media to Enhance Community in Your Classes

Seminar Date: October 14, 2014 at 1:00pm


Today’s college students are using social media more than ever in their personal lives, and emerging research suggests that social media can have a powerful influence on the learning experience. Many instructors have an interest in harnessing the pedagogical potential of social media, but are unsure how to effectively integrate them in their curricula. In this session, we will describe how social media can foster a sense of community within and beyond the classroom setting. Specifically, we will showcase strategies designed to create and sustain community using the social media tool Twitter, addressing commonly identified issues such as student privacy and communication.


Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.

Stephanie Vie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Humanities
University of Central Florida

Dr. Stephanie Vie teaches professional writing, editing, and rhetoric classes in the UCF Department of Writing and Rhetoric. She researches and teaches with social media, and received a 2014 CPTSC grant to nationally survey social media use in professional and technical communication. She is the 2014 recipient of the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Daniel Seigler, MPA

Danny_3989Instructional Designer
Center for Distributed Learning
University of Central Florida

Danny Seigler is an Instructional Designer for UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning and an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Public Administration. His dissertation topic focuses on the adoption of social media by public administrators to engage citizens, and his research interests include examining how social media is used to build online communities.

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