Join presenter Michael Vaughn to explore “How Social Media Changes Us,” Meredith’s Summer Reading Program Lecture, on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Technology isn’t your phone or Instagram. Technology is a lifestyle. Our attraction to the devices we carry and the services we use for entertainment, communication, and connection, invisibly affects nearly all of our behavior. Social media platforms like Facebook and Snapchat even employ sophisticated behavioral science strategies to manipulate you into using them more frequently. And while technology offers us tremendous potential to grow, learn, and connect with others, it also comes with new and often unexpected consequences. This session will explore positive and negative ways technologies influence your life, your lifestyle, and how you connect with people you care about.
Vaughn helps Elon University faculty, staff, and students find new and meaningful ways to use technology to enhance their teaching and learning. He also co-founded Elon’s first makerspace. A prolific presenter and trainer, Vaughn is enthusiastic about translating research-supported concepts into actionable ideas for an audience. These presentations and trainings have been delivered to over 50,000 people since 2010.
Meredith’s 2017 Summer Reading Program focus is on social media. Students read a Social Media casebook, and on August 28 they will discuss these readings with their advising groups, a faculty/staff facilitator and their student advisor. See the Summer Reading Program website for more information.
This lecture is free and open to the public, and it qualifies as an academic/cultural event for Meredith students.