Social Media


Innovative Presidents Finding Ways to Use Social Media for Student Engagement

A new report that examines how college presidents interact with students shares how the most innovative leaders have gone beyond the standard fare (photo opportunities and participation in service events) to embrace social and digital mechanisms. "Presidential Engagement of Students at Minority Serving Institutions" was produced by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, within the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

BYU's Social Media Agency Puts Student Learning to Work

Students at Brigham Young University have been getting the opportunity to work with real-world clients such as Pepsi, Subaru, the NBA and Marriott thanks to the school's student-run digital and social media agency, Y Digital. Described on its site as "a full-service, digital communications agency sponsored and housed by Brigham Young University," the organization's student-employees work with faculty members and industry professionals for each project.

Using Collaborative Crowdsourcing to Give Voice to Diverse Communities

A crowdsourcing tool helped create a safe place for sensitive discussions on diversity and inclusion at NYU.

Fewer Admissions Offices Using Student Social Media to Influence Acceptance Decisions

While most admissions officers consider checking out the social media profiles of college applicants "fair game," few actually do so. In a recent set of surveys, Kaplan Test Prep queried 388 admissions leaders from top U.S. colleges and universities as well as 914 high school students who have attended a Kaplan course. Among the first group, 68 percent reported having no qualms about checking out student social media profiles on sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Just 29 percent said they have actually done it.

The Intrusion of Social Media in Learning

Social media has evolved into a tool for creating and promoting the "self," creating a tension between encouraging individual expression and overemphasizing the self in a collaborative setting.



Delft U Adds Interactive Walls for Collaborative Projects

A university in the Netherlands has adopted wide wall technology that helps teams of collaborators —faculty and students — display and revise their projects in person and remotely. Delft University of Technology has deployed two Nureva Walls, one 10 feet wide and another 20 feet long, along with Nureva's Span software, in a new teaching lab. Both walls provide large digital workspaces where users can share, add and interact with the visuals and information through Span, which runs on their computers and mobile devices.

NYU Stern Establishes New Center for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

New York University's Stern School of Business recently announced The Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation, a new hub to support cross-disciplinary collaboration.

2 CS Students Crack Case of Identifying Fake Twitter Accounts

Two undergraduate computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley have undertaken a job Twitter has been struggling with: figuring out when incendiary tweets have come from a bot instead of a real person.

U Missouri Collaboration Tech Battles Bullying

The technology in a new collaboration space at the University of Missouri College of Education is enabling faculty and college students to reach out remotely to the state's schools to help combat bullying.

The Power of the Consortium in Higher Education

CT talks with Indiana University's AVP for Learning Technologies Anastasia Morrone about the impacts consortia can have in higher education.

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