Schools are using the power of social networks to attract potential students, interact with current students and stay connected with alumni. American Student Assistance has released this infographic with some social media insights that may help schools interact with their students in a more positive way. A PDF of this infographic is available here.
There has been various ways to put YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations over the years, but this is the one free way that still seems to work. Follow these links to see my videos on how to insert the videos in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. You must have developer tools turn on for this to work. I have included videos on how to do this as well.
Online Colleges posted this graphic showing ways social media can be used to engage your classes. The graphic demonstrates way you can 1) connect, 2) Notify, 3) Teach, and 4) Curate. It focuses on examples from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and WordPress, though other tools–including D2L–could be easily substituted.
Facebook. As much as some people would like to ignore it, it is thoroughly engrained in today’s society. Melinda Doty uses this popular social networking tool to encourage interaction among her students. Whether it is a conversation about a current event or the latest assignment, she finds it’s a great way to get the class talking! In this presentation she demonstrates how she uses Facebook Groups to promote more interaction in all of her classes (face-to-face and online).