Ari Kissiloff, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, participated in numerous panels and sessions at the New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) annual conference that took place October 21-23 in Ellenville, NY. This year's theme was "Communication Connections: Contributions and Collaborations between Distanced Groups."
Kissioff was chair and roundtable participant of "Media Literacy and Distanced Groups" which discussed the ways in which media literacy and new communication technologies can help to bridge town/gown, urban/rural, business/academic, and other distanced groups, drawing on theory and practice from communications, education, and psychology.
He spoke on "Connecting through Social Media" panel which explored the role of social media as pedagogical tools in creating connections among students. In addition, Kissiloff was a participant in the "Bridging the Town-Gown Gap: Getting Students Involved in the Local Community" and "Developing Deeper Connections with Digital Portfolios: Connecting and Collaborating with the Professional World" sessions.
Kissiloff also participated in the "NYSCA Community Pecha Kucha 20x20" which is a presentation format developed in Japan in 2003, to suit today's needs in which each presentation consists of 20 images, each displayed for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and presenters talk as the images are displayed. His topic was " Communication in United States National Parks."
The New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) is an organization of faculty, students, and professionals in communication who are dedicated to studying, improving, and applying the principles and practices of communication to all walks of life.