Over the next few months, we will be discussing many important topics effecting education in today’s society. As our world becomes more and more technologically advanced, it’s important to keep up with how our educational systems are also doing their best to keep up. From elementary schools to college universities, media has an important and often unforeseen impact on education at every age level. With this blog, we want to create a place to discuss the new standards and possibilities that emerging media can create for education today, and for learning, tomorrow.
Some important topics that will be discussed over the semester include:
- How Facebook can be used as an educational tool
- How schools are embracing iPads, Kindles, and Nooks as teaching aids
- How LinkedIn fits in with education goals
- How ebooks are affecting the textbook industry
- How new, innovative technology like 3D printing can fit into curriculums
To supplement these topics, we want to hear from YOU. We don’t want to be a dry, boring blog filled with content you feel no connection to. Let’s use the amazing media channels we have access to and create an environment where discussion and ideas flow freely. If you want us to discuss a topic that relates to media and education, please, let us know!
Oh, and you’re probably wondering…
WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of five communication students from North Dakota State University, blogging together about new media and its affects on education. We’re all very excited to be here, and can’t wait to see where the semester takes us!
Major: Public Relations Advertising
Hometown: Bismarck, ND
Fun Fact: Stephen’s greatest experience was spending two weeks in with village kids in Western Alaska this past summer!
Future Plans: After graduation in May, Stephen plans to spend a year with Chi Alpha Christian Ministries here at NDSU. He plans to be a full-time campus pastor in the future.
Major: Management Communication
Hometown: Hillsboro, ND
Fun Fact: Jillian is OBSESSED with her cat (see picture).
Future Plans: After graduation, Jillian plans to work in Fargo for awhile before coming back to NDSU for her masters.
Major: Agricultural Communication & Public Relations
Hometown: New Ulm, MN
Fun Fact: She’s double-jointed in her elbows.
Future Plans: Amanda plans to go to China, hug a panda, come back, and then find a job.
Hometown: Horace, ND
Major: Public Relations & International Studies
Fun Fact: She’s been to over 30 countries and four continents.
Future Plans: Jaden wants to obtain a career that focuses on international relations.
Major: Public Relations & Political Science
Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Fun Fact: Caitlin can say her alphabet backwards – and it’s fast – ask her to show you!
Future Plans: After graduating in May, Caitlin will spend a summer having fun before starting law school in the fall. She plans on practicing corporate law.