Let me welcome you to Scope's 'Social Media for Educators' organized in collaboration with BCcampus Online Learning Communities.
I hope that you will find time to contribute and collaborate during the three weeks. I also hope you will take advantage of introducing yourself by the 'Voice Thread' as an opening gambit which is a new tool we are playing with.
I know that the assembled team come with outstanding pedigree and a deep desire to make your experience very productive in providing you with a forum and an opportunity to voice concerns, ask the tough questions, resouce answers from the collective experience of the attendees as well as the team.
I will do my usual net scouting to retrieve quality research around the topic which we will store in a thread for easy access and will be available in a 'take away' pdf by Therese Weel, who always provides stellar resource aggegation.
I sincerely hope you will get a lot out of the coming weeks and come away with a better sense of the role social media technology and application can provide in delivering education to the digital natives in your classrooms and elsewhere.
I would like to thank everyone else in the team for contributing their time and efforts to make this event a spectacular collective journey.