Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Marcia Conner on "The New Social Learning"

Join me Thursday, July 5th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Marcia Conner, co-author of The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media. While her book is written for and marketed to the business world, Marcia's background and interest in education and learning will allow us to talk in depth about building "learning cultures" and "communities of learners," and to draw all kinds of great connections--from "making learning dramatically more dynamic, stimulating, enjoyable, and effective" to enabling students to "connect, collaborate, and innovate on levels never before dreamed of." As well, we'll discuss the connections between social learning in school and new workplace opportunities and expectations. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Date: Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-07-05.1028.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 and a portable .mp3 audio recording is at http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/marciaconner.mp3.
Mightybell Discussion and Resource Space: https://mightybell.com/spaces/602f13080095d22f

Marcia Conner advises executives in some of the world’s largest companies, aligning social strategies with corporate culture to speed innovation, inform decision-making, and invigorate an organization’s value chain. The collaborative tools Marcia uses introduce ideas in quick bursts, in the flow of work, equipping people to tap the collective brainpower of the larger community in extraordinary ways. Research topics often address multi-generation business culture, real-time communication, analytics that capture organizational change, internal social networks, microsharing, talent management and leadership preparedness. She has published three books, the most recent being The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media and has contributed to Fast Company since 2005. Former Vice President and Information Futurist at PeopleSoft and Worldwide Manager at Microsoft, she is a fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business. She is currently working on a new book about human ingenuity for organizational transformation.

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