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Tech Tuesdays: Edutainment: The Convergence of Online Learning and Social Media

Apr 27 (Tue), 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Coordinated Universal Time ·Zoom


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COVID-19 has resulted in all educational institutions implementing some form of online teaching. With a little over a year of hard-earned experiences to share, we can observe the similarities and differences between how students interact within an online learning environment and social media platform. Specific tools and page architecture distinguish online learning from social media, and yet we can witness an evolution in distance learning borrowing from social media in order to engage its audience with familiar tools and settings which have been embedded in an internet-savvy culture.


  1. Definition of Edutainment

  2. Examples

  3. A Brief History

  4. The Great Pause

  5. The New Norm

  6. Some Predictions

About the Presenter

Theophilus Jamal is the Video Producer/Instructional Designer at Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He has worked with faculty and staff at the college for the past 5 years with 3 years prior experience producing videos for the university. He is a 2015 DVID Fellow with the prestiged documentary company Kartemquin Films and has also developed media arts programs for The Boys & Girls Club of Lake County and Waukegan Public Schools. Theophilus is currently developing the Vieutopia Motion Picture Festival, a celebration of the art of cinematography.

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