Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tweet the Twalk: Find out what Web 2.0 Technology is all about (NAFSA Region VIII Workshop)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region VIII has a nice selection of On Demand workshops.  One of the workshops that caught my attention is the one entitled “Tweet the Twalk: Find out what Web 2.0 Technology is all about” which is scheduled to take place from July 12-30 so participants should plan to be available for various periods of time during these dates.  The curriculum was created by Mandy Reinig of Penn State Altoona (@PSUaaAbroad on Twitter).  I'm posting the following description of the workshop with the permission of Mandy.

Description: This workshop is targeted for those international education professionals who have seen and heard about Web 2.0 technologies, such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and wikis, but have not had the time or the experience to know how or what to do with them. Participants will be able to take away active Web 2.0 accounts and will learn and be able to try out the various types of Web 2.0 technologies currently in use in the international education field. In addition, they will get the opportunity to talk with others in their field about the best ways to use them effectively and efficiently all without having to leave their office or computer.

Participants will use the Moodle - Key To School site (similar to Blackboard or Angel) to access
tasks, step-by-step instructions on completing tasks, and discussion boards to share questions, feedback, and ideas on each new technology presented. New tasks will be posted every few days so that participants can log on at their convenience within the 2-3 day time frame to learn about the next web technology and complete the task. Mandy Reinig, the trainer, will moderate the online discussions, provide resources and feedback, and answer questions throughout the course. She will also be available by phone and email should any of the participants have problems with the site or need assistance. The entire course will take place online. There will not be any set times participants will need to be online or join a conference call. Detailed instructions on how to join the online course will be provided to participants once registrations are finalized.

Time Commitment: Each task should take no more than1-2 hours. Participation in the discussion forum is a required part of the course, but can be as limited or involved as your time permits.

Trainer Bio: Mandy Reinig is the sole Education Abroad Advisor at Penn State Altoona. She is also the part-time Instructor in ESL and Instructor of the study abroad pre-departure courses on the campus. She is extremely experienced with Web 2.0 technologies and has presented on the topic at the NAFSA Regional and National conferences. She has had several articles published on technology related topics in the International Educator magazine.  Mandy enjoys learning and using new technologies and finding ways to incorporate them into her one person office to better
service her students and her colleagues.

Cost: $125 (NAFSA Member) $200 (non-member)

You can register for this on demand workshop (as well as all the others)


  1. Thanks for the plug. I appreciate it!! I think participants will really get something out of this workshop and will definitely be able to take something away for it.

  2. @Mandy ~ My pleasure. Sorry for the formatting problems with the post. I don't know why this new Blogger template is doing this.