As part of a two-day institute, faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are learning strategies and methodologies to effectively integrate technology into their curriculum. My morning session was entitled, "Engaging Faculty and Students with Technology:Making Learning Authentic." In this segment I showcased how social media can be effectively utilized in engaging both faculty and students in the process of creating original content and stories. Through the use of CNN iReporting, faculty learned how social media can be "history in real time."
By capturing real life in personalized stories, attendees learned how social media can bring information and messages to a global audience. We think of social media as moving very quickly. In reality, it moves quicker than many of us think, or know.