Educational Professionalism within the Fifth Estate: Networks of Influence within Social Media and Education

Dr. Kaitlin Torphy will discuss an emergent phenomenon, social media in education. The novel coronavirus has caused large shifts in work, school, and life. Today, virtual engagement is not only relevant but in many places, required. Schools, work, and individuals depend on the online sphere and social media as they move forward living in a world with coronavirus. Dr. Torphy will present the notion of a Fifth Estate within the digital age, redefining network influence. She will explore the interdisciplinary nature of research within social media and discuss how individuals’ posts may serve as living artifacts and be viewed across disciplinary channels.