The 8th annual Tech Tonic Tech Expo will be held on April 10, 2014
in the Library Reading Room of Wilson Library at Western Washington University
in Bellingham, WA.
Encourage your students to attend the sessions; in particular we will host two talks about the importance of having an online presence in order to be employable. Social media and mobile computing have forever changed the way we see and interact with the world. These simple, yet powerful tools connect us with friends, colleagues and collaborators. They allow us to expand ourselves in ways that that we never could have dreamed possible. We can teach a class where the students are half a world away or share an intimate moment with friends across town or across the globe. Of course sometimes a brave new world needs a guide to get us through it.
This year Tech Tonic will be about “getting yourself out there” and how best to use these new social-media tools and services. We will be hosting talks, tables and lightning rounds covering a wide variety of useful services and practices. Our lightning rounds will cover topics such as mobile and online alternatives to the common desktop applications, mobile tools for everything from paperless note taking to securely storing passwords and using social media to create your own digital portfolio. As always, admission is free and discussions are encouraged.
At the 10:00 – 11:00 morning session:
Mark Staton – Assistant Professor of Marketing/College of Business & Economics
Career Networking Through Digital Marketing
“Digital Marketing and Social Media have made it never easier to find your dream career. Professor Staton will explain some simple steps to help you in the transition from student to professional.”
At the 2:00 – 3:00 afternoon session:
Adriana Manago – Assistant Professor Department of Psychology
Growing up with Social Media: New Challenges and Opportunities for Identity Development
“Social media provide young people with enhanced opportunities for self-development and the accumulation of social capital but may also promote anxiety and preoccupation with image management. Professor Manago discusses how young people can negotiate the landscapes of social media in productive ways to mobilize social resources and nurture a healthy sense of self.”