Professor integrates social media into class structure

Mihaela Vorvoreanu

Watching as her students texted relentlessly on their phones during class, Mihaela Vorvoreanu wondered if she could turn their compulsion into an educational asset.

Vorvoreanu, an associate professor of computer graphics technology, ended up integrating the use of social media into her class structure, finding that it increased learning, fostered student-teacher engagement, amplified motivation and helped students connect with professionals in their field.

She will discuss the changes she made to her class, as well as the research she conducted into its effectiveness, as part of ITaP’s next Wireless Wednesday event.

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