WHY: The information super age has transformed how we live and learn.  On October 14, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will host a symposium titled “Creating Community Using Web 2.0:  Using Social Media in the Classroom” which will explore the place that Web 2.0 and Social Media have in the classroom.

WHO: The Keynote Speakers for the Symposium are Drs. Ximena Gallardo and Jason Smith, faculty members at LaGuardia Community College, presenting on “Community 2.0:  Teaching and Learning Networks.” This session will outline the progressive and effective program at their college to implement social media more actively in the classroom, and to connect classes, programs, and faculty through these technologies.  In addition to their presentation, Drs. Gallardo and Smith will conduct a hands-on workshop with MCNY faculty.

WHAT: The Symposium will also include presentations from faculty, staff, and students from MCNY’s Audrey Cohen School of Human Services and the Business Department, including:

  • Lynn Sally, ACSHS Professor:  “Learning and Writing in 140 Characters or Less:  How Twitter Makes Us Smarter, Funnier, & Friendlier”
  • Rachel Yager, Business School Professor:  “Learning Beyond the Classroom: Social Media Intelligence for Business”
  • Don Johnson, BAUS Student:  “How Social Networking and Internet Technology is Changing Education”

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2011 – 1PM to 3PM

WHERE: Metropolitan College of New York

431 Canal St., 11th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10013

The event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

About The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education:

Metropolitan College of New York currently offers three graduate Education programs: Master of Science in Education – Childhood Grades 1-6, Master of Science in Education – Dual Childhood Grades 1-6/Special Education and Master of Science in Education – Mathematics Grades 7-12. Each program consists of a one-year, three-semester curriculum, combining classroom learning with full-time field experience and full-time student teaching internships. MCNY’s education program is designed for people committed to the education of all adolescents in diverse urban and suburban schools, through intensive full-time schedule of study and practice.