Greater Philadelphia Chapter

April Monthly Chapter Event

  • April 08, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phila. Center City, 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


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"Beyond Likes and Hashtags: Leveraging Social Media for Learning, Training and Networking" with Dr. Kimberly Wilson

Program Description:

Have you heard of socmephobia?  Yes, it’s a real word meaning a fear of social media.  Socmephobes are people who don't want anything to do with social media.  They titter at Twitter, brush off blogs, and view Facebook primarily as a means to share recipes and vacation photos.  Such individuals generally dismiss the whole “social media thing” as frivolous, a trend unworthy of serious consideration.

Of course, they do so at their own peril.  Social media is here to stay, and avoiding it is a surefire way to get left behind.

But help is here!  Our April chapter event will help socmephobes and experienced users alike get more out of social media than you may have ever imagined.  In this informative and interactive program, participants will be introduced to the basics of social media for the purposes of training, learning, and networking. The program is divided into three areas:


1. Best practices

2. Case studies and examples

3. Suggestions and guidelines for using social media effectively

The effective use of social media in these contexts will be discussed using case studies and real-life examples.  Participants will learn how to incorporate social media such as Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube into their training even if they have little or no experience with it.  Whether you love social media or fear it, you’ll leave the program with a whole new outlook and concrete actions you can take immediately to elevate your work to the highest level.


About the Speaker:


Dr. Wilson teaches full-time in the College of Education at Temple University. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2011 Temple University Honors Professor of the Year and the Violet B. Ketels Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.  Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the role of technology for social action and how social media can be used to partner with communities. She is a frequent contributor to a public education program on Twitter and maintains a number of Pinterest boards that she uses in her courses and public education efforts.  Dr. Wilson was an “early adopter” of wikis, blogs, and videos for use in the classroom and was one of the first faculty members to teach an asynchronous online course at Temple.  


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