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Why Educators Can’t Live Without Social Media

4258b2b4afcd8ba13ff012d11eff8190?s=47 Eric Stoller
January 07, 2016

Why Educators Can’t Live Without Social Media

How a university uses social media says a lot about its culture, innovativeness, and commitment to learning. Examples and successful practices of how social media are vital as channels for improving the student experience, employability, and digital identity.

Keynote given at the 16th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference at Durham University. http://community.dur.ac.uk/lt.team/conference/


Eric Stoller

January 07, 2016


  1. Why educators can’t live without social media @ericstoller #DURbbu

  2. What can we learn today? @ericstoller #DURbbu

  3. ericstoller.com/inside #DURbbu @ericstoller

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  7. Digital Identity What happens online matters. #DURbbu

  8. In our current education system, it’s not *rational* for an

    employee to seek more engagement with students — because none of our pay, promotion and appraisal systems reward it.
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  11. Digital Identity #DURbbu

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  14. Facebook and my Mother #DURbbu

  15. Organizational culture #DURbbu

  16. “it blurs social & professional” – a Twitter user who

    happens to be an academic #DURbbu
  17. Leadership via social media #DURbbu


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  21. #SIT15

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  23. Listen & Learn #DURbbu

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  28. First meeting in September 1995 Connected on LinkedIn in March

    2010 Sharing LinkedIn endorsements in 2015
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  30. Final thoughts #DURbbu

  31. The student experience is holistic #DURbbu

  32. #SIT15 #DURbbu

  33. What happens when you Google your name?

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  35. Email (will always) matter #DURbbu

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  37. privacy #DURbbu

  38. “Snapchat deletes messages from its servers once all recipients have

    seen them, messages that are unread are kept for 30 days.”
  39. Anonymity Accountability Mobility Community #DURbbu

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  42. questions + answers @ericstoller ericstoller@gmail.com #DURbbu

  43. @ericstoller ericstoller.com/work ericstoller@gmail.com #DURbbu