HigherEdhero is offering a live, 60- minute Audio Conference:

“Connecting with Students Online to Create a Better Sense of Community”
Monday, May 11th, 2009, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

From their invitation:

‘Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.  In more way than one, today’s college students are
online, providing you with more opportunities to connect & interact with them.
How should you build community online to increase student satisfaction and
retention? Join us for a live, 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues
will learn:

**  Using Facebook & Twitter to Connect with Your Students Online
**  Weblogs & Online Videos: What are the Right Tools for Your College?
**  Updating your Website to Fit the Needs of Today’s Students
**  Online Student Services: Strategies to Get Students Connected

Conference Presenter:

Landon Pirius is the Interim Dean of Students for Inver Hills Community College.
Landon is actively involved in shifting traditional, campus-based student
services online.
**  Landon has presented at numerous local, regional, national, and
international conferences on topics related to online education and
technology applications to improve student learning and customer service.
**  Landon received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration at the
University of Minnesota. As part of his dissertation research, Landon
examined how MMOGs could be used to provide intercultural training in a
virtual environment.
**  A proponent of technology and a gamer for 25 years, Landon believes that
learning should be fun and that interactive technologies represent an
opportunity to engage people in learning without losing their attention.


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