Empowering Social Connection and Community in the College Classroom and Beyond

We live in a period of unprecedented technology usage in society, across educational delivery platforms, and by our students. While social networks thrive online, many Americans report experiencing more social isolation than ever. Within the academy, this is also true of part-time, adjunct, and full-time faculty… and college students at all levels. This session will offer an overview of current trends in technology use, including surprising findings about the impact on users’ sense of connection to others. We will consider strategies for empowering social connection within the classroom, among educators, and across educational contexts.

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

11:00am to 12:00pm
Room 400

Session Format

60 minute presentation