Apr 24

Past Event

Collaboration between Social Networking and Education

Event Materials


Full Event


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If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s third–most populous nation. Such powerful statistics have led many policymakers to explore how social networking can be used to address various policy challenges. Educators are experimenting with social networking to test how it can enhance school curricula, student engagement and performance and the overall classroom experience. What technologies are being used in the classroom, and how effective are they? How does the use of social media compare to traditional teaching tactics? What does the future hold for technology and education collaboration, and how can policymakers harness social networking to improve outcomes for students and teachers?

On April 24, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a forum on the growing collaboration between social networking and education. A panel of experts addressed the challenges of using new technology and the policies behind integrating technology into the American education system.

After the program, speakers took audience questions. 

The event was live webcast, and you can follow the conversation on this event on Twitter using hashtag #TechCTI.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction and Moderator

  • Panelists

    • Constance Steinkuehler Squire

      Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy

      Executive Office of the President

    • Janet Kolodner

      Program Officer, Information and Intelligent Systems

      National Science Foundation

    • Holly Sagues

      Chief Policy Officer

      Florida Virtual School

    • Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

      Assistant to the President for Educational Issues

      American Federation of Teachers


April 24, 2012

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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