Do you wish the faculty at your campus would embrace social media? Well, this refreshing article from The Guardian’s Higher Education Network may help plead your case. In Amanda Alampi’s article, “Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research“, she interviewed faculty to discover how they utilize Twitter, Pinterest and even Storify (a personal favorite of mine) to enhance their research and reach new audiences.
While this article reviews platforms many of us savvy social media users are well aware of, it is wonderful to hear how faculty are using these platforms and to present their perspective. My favorite line is: “Learning through social networking platforms allows a researcher to be a lifelong student.” This is the reason why I enjoy these platforms so much, and I hope the stories in this article can help show your faculty just how they can benefit too.