I regret to inform that this seminar was held earlier today! As I was clearing out my Gmail inbox (for my IHEC Blog and related activities) today during lunch I came across this interesting seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in France via a Google Alert I received while I was at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference last week. While I wish I could be posting in advance of the seminar so those in France who would be interested in attending could register, I thought it was still interesting and important to highlight on IHEC Blog.
The use of social media is taking off more and more each day in the field of international education (I’ll be posting much more about this in the coming days and months) and this is a very unique seminar in my opinion. What is most interesting to me is that the American Chamber of Commerce in France (in partnership with the U.S. Embassy) is focusing a free seminar on our field and the use of social media to promote international educational exchange! The following is a copy and paste job of the description of the seminar:
Subject : Social networking and education
Speakers : Steve Hargadon, Social Learning Consultant
Participants : Limited to 45
Location : AmCham France
The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Training and Education Taskforce of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, invites you to attend the seminar:
“Using Social Networking to Promote International Educational Exchange”
Social Learning Consultant, Steve Hargadon, will discuss and present the many different internet social networking tools that can be used to develop classroom exchanges and that can be extended to other organizational exchanges as well.
Mr. Hargadon is the founder of the social network, Classroom 2.0 (www.classroom20.com) and has served as a consultant for PBS, Ning, and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation among other institutions. For anyone interested in developing classroom exchanges between French and American schools, or strengthening a cultural or institutional exchange (such as a Sister City relationship), this seminar is not to be missed!
This is a free event - limited to 45
Let us hope that we see more of this in the future! Here is the link to the original announcement of the seminar.
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