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A Social Media Strategy

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I had a great time facilitating sessions on web and emerging technology for fellow grantees at the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) meeting in Bethesda last week. The big hurdle when it comes to social media is getting center investigators and staff on board and committed. We need to be thinking differently about [...]

ScienceOnline 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Really enjoyed the agenda and tweets from Science Online 2012. I’ve made it my mission to attend next year!

Enhancing Education for Grad Students

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Happy Leap Day!! I had an enjoyable evening last week, presenting to MPH students in the Social Marketing course.  I shared about the importance of writing and utilizing social media in health promotion, discussed some cool project examples, and strategy advice from CDC that I thought was helpful.  View the slides below. Web and Emerging [...]

Feel Good Friday

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Let’s just say I listen to this video often! Community engagement work is heightened by our own ability to connect authentically with our audiences.

Go Global

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Within our NIEHS outreach and engagement community we are committed to healthy homes in the U.S. Wouldn’t it be great to go global! Efficient safe stoves are good for the environment, economy, and the health and safety of families in third-world countries. I will be going to a noon-time talk this Wednesday to hear about [...]

Learning from Adversity

Monday, December 6th, 2010

ASCD has some new video clips in preparation for the 2011 Annual Conference. One hit home. When trying to get faculty and personnel to adopt new ways of doing things, it is easy to get defensive and take things personally, because it can get so frustrating. It is important to not take lack of interest [...]

Time to Embrace Health 2.0

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Authenticity is key to connecting with people around their health. Utilizing technology to create behavior change takes an entrepreneurial spirit, passion to make a difference, and a holistic view of health. A possible explanation for the reason that Health has generated its own “2.0″ term are its applications across health care in general, and in [...]

Empowering Uses of Technology

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

From The Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (NETC) You’ll know your integration is effective if it is: Supporting diverse learners needs (SPED, ELL, TAG) /Meeting more diverse learning needs Enabling a wider range of teaching styles /Augmenting teachers’ instructional style Increasing the range of “hard-to-master” teaching strategies Creating more positive teacher/student relationships Building cooperation between students [...]

Jumping up on the "On-line Learning" Train

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Toot Toot…… Getting a handle on on-line learning takes a strong caboose and a motivated locomotive engineer.  Today, I thought I would  give myself a boost up. The growth of on-line learning is shown in a recent article by the Chronicle of Higher Ed: Online Learning: By the Numbers Some recent articles share that most [...]

The Word of the Day is "Engagement"

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Student engagement, engaged learning, community engagement, outreach and engagement…. Some form of the word “engagement” is all around us.  It was the focus of the main speaker at OSU’s University Day 2010 with a topic entitled: Engaged Learning: Fostering Success for All Students. It was the topic at our recent annual NIEHS meetings with discussions [...]

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