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Social media for learning spaces in work, schools, and communities: Extending the spirit of Minnebar

URL: http://www.myklroventine.com,

Social media is a powerful catalyst for transformative learning in work, school, and community. Come share your experiences and favorite social media tools fostering technical and creative learning, regardless of where it occurs. David and Brian will share how they co-construct college classes with their students.

As a follow-up to this session, a monthly user group will be formed for those with an interest in social media and learning spaces at work, school, or community. This is not about using social media for marketing. Back in the day computer user group members hauled their equipment into the basements of public spaces to teach and learn from each other. These get-togethers evolved into a number forms: some open and inviting like MinneBar, others with a “Screw You Noob!” attitude. Let’s design a user group that appeals to disparate skill levels, interests, and learning space locations.

Session Outcomes: Discover and share models for social media in learning spaces. Join like-minded people with a meaningful monthly meet-up group.

Session Facilitators: David Arendale and Brian Fredrickson teach at the University of Minnesota and infuse social media into their classes and interactions with students.

David Arendale, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning Department College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Brian S. Fredrickson, M.A. Leadership Minor Student Advisor and Technology Coordinator Leadership Education and Development Undergraduate Programs (LEAD UP) University of Minnesota


Minnebar 5 (2010-05-22)


Mykl Roventine