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Enabling Collaboration between Engineering Technology Students and Industry Mentors Using Social Media ToolsResults of a study conducted by Interactive Educational Systems Design in 2009 surveyed morethan 500 district technology directors around the United States finding that teachers are drivingWeb 2.0 adoption in schools. Web 2.0 applications include online communication media to reachout to parents and students. Online multimedia resources and tools that use teacher-generatedcontent is cited as the “next area of growth in the use of Web 2.0 technologies.” Industry,looking to meet future workforce demand, can utilize a variety of social media and internet toolsto promote not only their organization, but education and skills that students need to masterbefore entering technical careers that are in high demand.Extending the CareerME.org web portal capabilities into the social media world with themycareerme feature was the next logical step for the education to industry workforce pipelinedialog. Social networking applications and tools offer teachers the ability to use Web 2.0technology in the classroom to connect their students with companies, technology experts andmentors. The ability to leverage today’s technology goes beyond the one-way “search and find”web portal concept and can now connect the students and teachers to industry representatives fora collaborative experience. This paper describes how education influences to adopt social mediatechnologies drove development of new features that enables collaborative relationships.Examples are presented about of how mycareerme is used for intra and inter-class projects,between professional society student chapters, education centers and industry using social medianetworking for learning and collaboration.
Feola, S. W., & Wendel, S. (2011, June), Enhancing the Student Job Shadow Experience with Industry Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17907
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