NAFSA 2014 Technology Session Materials

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We hope all that attended NAFSA had a successful week! We’ve compiled materials from some great technology related sessions and posters for you to review. Thank you to everyone who submitted their materials! If you’d like to share your session materials, or discuss what you learned at NAFSA, please do so in our LinkedIn Group or comment on this post!

Enhancing Academic Preparedness & Engagement through Facebook Group Advising
Structured with intentionality, group advising via Facebook can be an effective method for preparing students for their learning environment abroad. This session will explore strategies for fostering academic engagement and dialogue amongst students, faculty, & staff during pre-departure using group Facebook advising sessions.
Presentation | Handout
Submitted by: Shira Burns, M.Ed., Senior Academic Coordinator, CEA Study Abroad

How to Use Crowdsourcing to Amplify Your Message and Add Lasting Value in Social Media
The presentation demonstrated how engaging key influencers can amplify a message and spread the word about one’s work to a larger audience. It also illustrated examples of how one can extend the shelf life of online interactions and qualitative feedback received via real-time communications.
Prezi | Handout 1 | Handout 2
Submitted by: Anthony Naglieri, Director of Communications and Marketing, Cultural Vistas

#connectingtheworld… One Hashtag at a Time
The session focused on how to create and manage engaging content that encourages international exploration while providing valuable information and educational resources. Audiences learned how to network and build relationships with different departments and organizations on campus and around the world. They also learned how to utilize on campus resources in order to create content that appeals to students and captivates the campus community through effective design tools.
Submitted by: Marissa Sutera, Eastern Illinois University, Marketing Graduate Assistant, Office of Study Abroad

Connections Between Peace and Justice, Social Responsibility, and International Education
This poster featured results from a mixed methods phenomenological research study investigating student patterns of local and international service learning over their university career. Qualitative and quantitative data demonstrates that students do not participate in international service learning opportunities in isolation but that many are involved on campus and the local community before and/or after their experience abroad.
Poster Materials
Submitted by: Jessica Lothman, M.Ed., Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of International Education, Marquette University

Beyond the Resume: Enhancing Career Development with Social Media
This Career Development Speaker Series discussed how social media can be beneficial to professional and career development in the field of international education. Best practices for LinkedIn and Twitter were discussed.
PowerPoint | Handout
Presented by: Kayla Patterson, GoMedia Manager, & Tiffany Harrison, Outreach Manager,

Best Practices in Effectively Managing Social Media for Education Abroad
Social media continues to be as essential as traditional marketing strategies in international education. This session focused on some of today’s top channels with tangible takeaways on optimization, collecting content, and how to effectively manage and sustain successful online communities.
PowerPoint | Handout
Presented by: Kayla Patterson, GoMedia Manager, | Tiffany Harrison, Outreach Manager, | Mandy Reinig, Director of International Education, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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