Saturday, August 23, 2014

Social Media and Career Development Workshop Review

National Career Development Conference (NCDA) Conference  
June 20, 2014
"The social media is ... a shift in the way we communicate, the way we share information, and the way we live."(NCDA, 2010) With social media, we learn how reach, engage and connect with career professionals and employers.  

 Digital learning is -
  • Personal and flexible designed to meet the needs of the student  
  • Program that allows students to work at their own pace, according to their competency and mastery levels  
  • Environment that allows anytime, anywhere learning  
  • Atmosphere that promotes sharing and collaboration  
  • Approach that appeals the techno-savvy learners
Components of a virtual center are courses, video lectures, career tests, activity sheets, worksheets, and Learning Management System (or LMS) that are presented virtually so that students can access the resources and tools any time, any where.   
Digital Learning Principles
Here are digital learning principles -
  • Awareness of the Generations  is necessary to engage, connect, and network with students.

Connect with the generations.  What are the differences and similarities between  Millennial and a Generation Z students?

Generation Z: The Technological And Advanced
Generation Z: The Technological and Advanced

  • Learning Management System (or LMS) is -
             -  A software package, that manages and deliveries of information, content, and resources to students  
             -  Web-based to facilitate "anytime, anywhere" access to learning tools and resources
  • Social Media are tools are used to engage, connect, and network with students, career professionals and employers.
Review the examples, highlights, descriptions, illustrations, and contact information for social media tools - 
  • Resource One: Blogs - Blogger and Wordpress
  • Resource Two: Facebook
  • Resource Three: Linkedin
  • Resource Four: Pinterest
  • Resource Five: Twitter
  • Resource Six: Evernote - note taking and archiving software
  • Resource Seven: Delicious
  • Resource Eight: Issuu - digital publishing platform
  • Resource Nine: Prezi - cloud-based presentation software
  • Resource Ten: Scribd - web and mobile device online library
  • Resource Eleven: Slideshare - document, PDF, video and webinar
  • Resource Twelve: Infographics - highly visual presentation tool
  • Resource Thirteen: Wordle - word cloud generator software
  • Resource Fourteen: Powerpoint
  • Resource Fifteen:  Powtoon
  • Resource Sixteen: Hootsuite
Get examples of best practices career development/ social media web sites.

When you use career awareness, digital learning, and social resources, you will - 
  • Know and value yourself
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Identify interests, abilities, and skills
  • Build relationships between the school environment and the work force
  • Build academic, communication, problem solving, and social skills
  • Increase awareness of the need for future jobs skills
  • See the connections between learning in school, academic skills, job related skills, and careers
  • See career possibilities
  • See themselves as a future contributor to the job force
  • Build a connection between interests and potential careers
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