Social (Media) Science presented by Dave Brodbeck at PAB2008
Dave’s (main) podcasts:
[NOT worksafe] Why would you use social media tools such as facebook, IM clients, blogging, and, of course, podcasting to reach people? Would anyone really care? Dave will draw on his experiences as an academic who podcasts his lectures and uses social media tools to engage his students. He has been podcasting his lectures for a little over two years and routinely uses facebook, MSN messenger and comments on his blog for class discussion. Many academics, professionals and organizations are reticent, if not downright frightened, of using these new tools to get the word out about a subject.
Dave shares the results of a survey about his students’ use of social media for academic purposes and will compare student grades in classes where lectures were podcasted and where they were not. He argues (with real data) that these tools help students learn, and that these tools can help anyone engage a potential audience.
Thank you very much to the PAB2008 partners and silver sponsors:
PAB2009 is taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). For more information on the PAB conference, visit podcastersacrossborders.com.