The last breakfast event of the year is coming up.
Social Media & Education: School, Teacher, Student & Classroom Register Now
Date: Wednesday, December 8th
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Location: Johnson & Wales University in Uptown Charlotte
Cost: $20 per person including a continental breakfast buffet, coffee/water, tax and gratuity. (2 hours of parking is included)
We’ve accepted an invitation to bring the Social Media discussion to the beautiful campus of Johnson & Wales University to experience the talents of the culinary students.
Since we’ll be meeting at a University, we’ve invited some prominent members of our Charlotte Social Media world from Queens University, UNC Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College to join us for a moderated panel discussion on “Social Media & Education: school, teacher, student and classroom”.
A quick search of School/Education applications include:
- Twitter for breaking news stories
- Blogs for creative writing
- Homework and project collaboration platforms
- Geotagging for fieldtrips
- Skyping with classrooms across the globe
- Real-time learning
- SGC (student- generated content)
- Mobile interaction vs paper alerts
Like many of the topics we’ve visited this past year, the challenges and opportunities aren’t exclusively School/Education based. They apply to the corporate world as well, so don’t miss this opportunity to get some insights that cross over to your own profession.
Dr. Jeri Langford – @JeriLangford
With over twenty-years in account management, product design and promotions with IBM, BellSouth and AT&T, Jeri Langford made a mid-life career switch to academia.
She is an Associate Professor of Advertising and Marketing in the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Florida Atlantic University, an MBA from Pfeiffer University and a DBA from Argosy University.
She enjoys bringing current business issues into the classroom for students to solve. This includes learning how to use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as business applications.
John A. McArthur is a professor and researcher of user-experience design, proxemics (the communicativity of space), and the role of technology and media design in society. He focuses much of his study on using these interests for successful instructional practice.
Dr. McArthur’s current research includes studies of the ways that we produce and distribute information using the various platforms of medium and modality, including digital environments, speeches, print documents, physical space, and social media. A member of the faculty of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, Dr. McArthur serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the school.
Brian is IT Director for Business Services at UNC Charlotte, where he delivers technical strategy and implementations for the Dining, Bookstore, Parking, Mail, ID Card, and other campus departments.
He led UNC Charlotte to become the first university in the country to offer promotions through Foursquare for campus dining locations. Brian first learned the connection between computing & social influence when using a Commodore 64 to run a counterfeit report card operation in 6th grade.
Adam S. Brooks Adam is the Communications Director for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Adam specializes in new media marketing and communications, electronic media development, e-learning and instructional design, and performance improvement.
Adam is an adjunct instructor for CPCC’s Information Technology division and Simulation and Game Development (SGD) program. As a passionate technologist and entrepreneur, Adam is excited to share his enthusiasm and vision for embracing and applying emerging innovations.
National History: The Social Media Breakfast was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event where social media experts and newbies alike come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend. The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than a dozen cities throughout the United States and around the world.