The School of Media Arts & Studies is pleased to announce that our courses in social media were featured by USA Today on September 9, 2013. The article points out that students across the country are discovering its importance of social media and we're proud one of those leading universities is right here in Athens, Ohio!
According to Professor Karen Riggs, the classes' focus isn't on teaching lessons that can be directly applied to social media; rather, we ask students to think critically and understand the environment is constantly changing.
"Students have to learn to become social media curators and be on the leading edge of what it's becoming," she said. "I think the certificate will be popular because it clearly cuts across all careers and society."
Excerpted from the complete USA Today Article, available here.
Photo: Prof. Karen Riggs with an engaged group of students.