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K-State Social Media Week

As social media continues to offer new conveniences and present new challenges for students, Kansas State University is launching it's first ever Social Media Week February 14 - 18. 

K-State Social Media Week

This event brings together students, educators and industry professionals to provide insights and opportunities for maximizing the power of social media to succeed in a globally connected world.

--> Host a workshop, roundtable discussion, or guest speaker on one of the featured topics (listed below). Or, feel free to suggest a topic related to social media. All units and departments at Kansas State University are invited to take part in K-State Social Media Week. Please fill out a brief form via qualtrics with your interest

LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

K-State Social Media Week (#KSUSMW) encourages students to explore the opportunities inherent in social media: to stay informed, explore new ideas, express themselves personally, and engage in discussion with others around the world. Programming and events during #KSUSMW seek to provide students with the following skills, competencies and knowledge:

  • Critically evaluate their own social media use in a rapidly changing world and diverse society.
  • Recognize opportunities for proactive and collaborative digital communication that have the potential to benefit communities and inspire civic engagement.
  • Practice critical thinking related to media, use problem solving skills to deconstruct content and collaborate to create content.
  • Identify and analyze ethical and societal issues related to social media communication and emerging technology from multiple points of view.
  • Understand the role social media plays in various industries and legal responsibilities related to participation in social media.
  • Demonstrate resilience and personal well-being when faced with effects of social media use.

 

WORKSHOP, ACTIVITY, & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION TOPICS: 

Digital Identity Management on Social MediaDeveloping and managing a personal, digital brand on social media.
Communication & Conflict on Social MediaUnderstanding social media polarization, experiencing and resolving digital harassment/cyberbullying, navigating digital drama.
Problem Solving & Collaboration with Social MediaHarness the power of social media for civic engagement and collective action. Identify and research problems and collaborate with peers, educators and professionals to create solutions.
Signature Event with Featured Guest SpeakerUsing social media to create positive change
Educator RoundtableSocial media tools in the classroom
Health & Wellbeing on Social MediaCoping with anxiety and stress from social media use, social media redefining both social and self-boundaries.
Social Media InfluencingBuilding influence on social media, generating a following, activating fans
Media Literacy on Social MediaRecognizing misinformation on social media, critically evaluating content, understanding algorithms and media bubbles.
Content Creator StudioPracticing digital competencies in audio, video, photo, writing.

 

GET INVOLVED:

  • Host a workshop, roundtable discussion, or guest speaker on one of the featured topics. Or, feel free to suggest a topic related to social media. All units and departments at Kansas State University are invited to take part in K-State Social Media Week. Please fill out a brief form via qualtrics with your interest
  • Join our list of campus partners to help plan and execute #KSUSMW each year. Send inquiries to Jana Thomas at

    janamthomas@k-state.edu.

 

CAMPUS PARTNERS:

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K-State Division of Student Life

 

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