This year I am fortunate to be collaborating with an invested group of scholar-practitioners on the ACPA Digital Task Force to examine how technology impacts and influences post-secondary education student development. The various teams involved will focus on how the digital realm influences our campus communities, with regards to crisis management, communication channels, programming initiatives, learner competencies, practitioner implications, curriculum development, and research contributions.
This year our specific team, comprise of Paul, Jason, Erik & myself, will be working on “Informed and Responsible Engagement with Social Technology.” Here is a snapshot of what our key focus area is about from the blog:
Our work is focused on educating students about their use of social and digital technologies. To that end, our group will focus on how to effectively educate students on:
- The new rules of social technology engagement.
- Acting authentically, ethically and with civility in one’s online and offline life.
- The opportunities and impact of social technology participation.
Although students are our main priority, we also recognize that educators need to be informed and skilled to engage students on this topic. Therefore, our group will also focus on educating educators on these topics and how they can translate this knowledge into learning opportunities for their students.
We are interested in getting feedback, soliciting author contributions, writing educational resources, and more as the year progresses. If you are currently working on resources for informed and responsible use of social technology for campus, specifically for your learners – let us know! Do you have experience in collaborative writing, curriculum development, instructional design, and/or creating train-the-training facilitation guides? We want to hear from you!