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For practitioners in distance education and online learning, using social media effectively to build community and facilitate instructional interactions is becoming an essential skill. Jane Bozarth, an expert in social media for learning, will define, demystify, and explore the use of low cost technologies that can be integrated into blended and online courses.
 
Jane will join us in this hangout to preview her upcoming Keynote presentation at the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop:
http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2015/blended/social-media-learning

Learn more about Jane:
Dr.  Bozarth's career has spanned platform training, eLearning design and development, and now focuses on social and informal learning and using technology to support that. Her dissertation research focused on social learning and learning in communities of practice. She is the author of many books including Social Media for Trainers and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How Tos of Working Out Loud. Dr. Bozarth is a popular conference speaker and often appears at academic and industry events both in the US and abroad.

Register and join us in Denver, CO
http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2015/blended/registration
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Sandra Coswatte. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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By participating in #socialmedia learning experiences, you will develop an #onlineteaching persona, activities for the online classroom, and a course or program integration plan. You will actively engage and collaborate through social media to strengthen teaching presence and social media expertise.  Starts May 15th: http://ow.ly/MxCCb 
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This page is devoted to generating awareness of upcoming conferences, workshops, webinars, and events for The Online Learning Consortium.

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education learning into the mainstream of education through its community. OLC is dedicated to providing access to high quality e-Education to individuals, institutions, professional societies and the corporate community. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, OLC is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), member-sustained organization.