A symposium to explore social media's impacts on education will be held at Grenfell Campus this week.
Spearheaded by Grenfell's philosophy and humanities disciplines, the symposium, March 15 and 16, will examine everything from "fake news" to the effects of social media on student life and mental wellbeing.
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Victor Pickard, an associate professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pickard's research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, the future of journalism and the normative foundations and politics of media policy. His keynote address is titled "Confronting the Misinformation Society: Causes, Concerns, and Alternatives." The symposium schedule is as follows:
Thursday, March 15:
- 4:30-6 p.m., AS2016: Five-minute student presentations and Q&A
- 6-7 p.m., AS lower concourse: Light refreshments
- 7-9 p.m., AS2026: Keynote address and Q&A
4-7 p.m., AS2026: Grenfell faculty and staff presentations and Q&A with refreshment break
For more information about the Social Media and Education Symposium, contact Dr. Stephen Blackwood, email@example.com.