We’re on the look-out for the most social media-savvy folk in higher education (HE). Sound like you? Well, if you make our top ten list you could win an edtech visit for your class, with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and even a robot, and hey, it’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work!
Our shiny new competition celebrates the excellent social media work being done by sector professionals out there - we’re looking for the most innovative ways of social being used to add value to teaching. I look after the social accounts here at Jisc and am always impressed by the high quality of tweets, posts and engagement.
Social media has the potential to shape and inform the sector – and we’re a real advocate for using it in teaching. Be it Twitter, Facebook, or another platform entirely, social is a great way to share information, start conversations, break down barriers and get your voice heard. It makes it easier to communicate with other sector professionals from around the globe, and key influencers that you ordinarily wouldn’t get the chance to meet.
You might engage your students by running a social account specifically for your syllabus. Or perhaps you encourage them to interact with a wider international community to discuss global issues related to their university work.
Twitter is often used to share good practice with colleagues and others in the sector, maybe you’ve created a hashtag to kick off a discussion and it’s really taken off, or perhaps you’ve created an entirely new collaborative online movement. Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!
Last time around we had all sorts of great entries, from those encouraging students to blog and promote their posts on Twitter, to using YouTube in creative ways to keep conversations going.
So, which social platforms are you using? How do you reach your students? How has your use of social improved or altered your teaching practice? Has it make it easier for your students to communicate, and are they more likely to engage when social is part of the learning package?
All you need to do is fill out this short form by Monday 30 October 2017 and you could be celebrated in our list of top ten social media superstars. You’ll also win an edtech visit to your class from our Digi Lab – expect a robot, an Emotiv Insight EEG Brain Reader, and some VR too.
A few years ago we ran a top 50 list, take a look at the impressive line-up, and if you’re already on the list, why not enter again? Imagine the glory…the parties…
So have a think and get started on that application – it’s a quick one. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about further education (FE). We’ll be opening an FE social media superstars competition soon.