OAA presents at VBEA

The Virginia Business Education Association held their annual summer conference at the The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, VA. The Conference, which took place from July twenty seventh to July thirtieth, was entitled “VBEA…Charting the Course for Success“. The conference hosted a wide range of business associated topics from Adobe Dreamweaver to Programming 101.
Jason Whited, Instructional Technology Consultant from the Office of Assessment and Accreditation was asked to host two workshops covering Social Media and Google Apps for Education on mobile devices. The first session, “Google apps; Collaborating Across Devices!” looked at how Google Apps for Education allows users to collaborate across devices. The second session, “Using Social Media in Education; How to Harness the Power of Tweeting, Liking and Pinning!” looked at the exploding phenomenon that is social media and how it is shaping education. Participants were introduced to social media and many of the available tools to help harness its expansive potential not only for the classroom but for professional development as well. Both sessions were attended by enthusiastic teachers who had many questions and comments on the topics. If you would like to know more about any of these topics feel free to contact Jason Whited at whitedj@ecu.edu.