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Digital and Social Learning: Transforming Education

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Digital and social learning has changed dynamics in the classroom and new opportunities for engagement and collaboration arise daily. Keeping up with change and innovation requires continuous hands-on experimentation. Yet, Higher ed accreditation, tenure (teacher unions), and the academic journal publication system are not equipped for innovation. A lack of understanding and training and no incentive to change the status quo make the cultural shift needed a daunting task. More than a few individuals and schools are moving forward while others are so entrenched in the current system that they are fortifying positions against Social Media. How can we shift the culture of education to harness digital & social learning to embrace change & innovation and transform education.



Dr William J Ward Social Media Professor Newhouse School Syracuse University

My name is Bill - Dr. William J. Ward aka DR4WARD. I'm the Professor of Social Media at Syracuse University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

I enjoy helping connect students and pros to learn about all forms of communication and creativity. I talk about, create, and curate content on: Digital, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Social Media, Journalism, Higher Ed, Innovation, Creativity, and Design.

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