Friday, August 29, 2014

You're invited to Field Test the STEP social media lessons

You are invited to field test one or more exciting new lessons that teach important social media skills within the context of real life, workplace problems. Education Development Center (EDC), with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education initiative (NSF-ATE), has worked with nationally recognized social media experts and small business owners to craft problem-based learning lessons that focus on building skills that are essential to any Social Technology Enabled Professional (STEP).

At this time we have three comprehensive online lessons that can become part of a classroom curriculum, homework, after school, or unit/culminating project:

  • STEP Lesson 1: Using Social Media to Establish and Grow an Online Presence For Your Business
  • STEP Lesson 2: Establish a Social Media Network within your Field
  • STEP Lesson 3: Knowledge Sharing within your Organization.

Each of these lessons is designed for technical faculty who want to help students learn to use social media to develop a business brand and network. The lessons include step-by-step instructions, informational resources, templates and assessment guidelines in the form of rubrics. The lesson design allows them to be used in the classroom led by an instructor or to be used by students as a self-directed learning exercise with the instructor as a mentor/guide.

A stipend of $100 is available for providing feedback on each lesson (i.e. 1, 2 or 3 lessons), with the requirements that you:

Participate in an orientation webinar for field testers on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2:30 PM EDT.
Schedule the field test(s) during the Fall, 2014 semester and that the field test(s) is completed no later than December 1, 2014;
Complete a brief on-line survey assessing the field test experience no later than December 7, 2014;
Participate in a brief phone interview about the field test experience after delivering the lesson.

If you would like to field test one of these lessons, please complete the Field Testing and Webinar Registration Form at

For more information, contact Joe Ippolito at

We look forward to working with you!

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