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My rambling list of links to help blog and create SM strategies (my main collection is: www.scoop.it/t/disrupting-higher-ed)
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.

 

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-twitter-education

 


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Rob Furman's curator insight, December 18, 2012 9:50 AM

 Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.

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To blog or not to blog: Why female academics should take the risk

To blog or not to blog: Why female academics should take the risk | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Can social media help to bring women out of the shadows of academia? Women shouldn’t be afraid of blogging or self-promotion, writes Athene Donald, who finds that the mentoring support offered in t...
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Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it

There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:

 

1. Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.

 

2. Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.


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Brad Upton's curator insight, March 9, 2015 12:10 PM

I liked this article because it deals digital information fluency.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 12, 2015 9:00 PM

Good graphic for Ss research too!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:16 PM

digital scrub down!

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Writing versus Content Curation for Branding Success

Writing versus Content Curation for Branding Success | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
What's the best route to branding success, writing fresh content or curating content written by others? Roger C.

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Developing An Effective Content Strategy

Developing An Effective Content Strategy | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Content strategy is the planning and development of your website based content.

 

In this respect, content is not only restricted to textual content but to all of the content on your site and content strategy requires planning how to add new content to your site and how to benefit from that content.

 

Search engines and human visitors both treat the content of your website as being extremely important and , so too, should you.

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Personal Branding: A Trail of Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Job | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

Personal Branding: A Trail of Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Job | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Are you one of those who think social networks are only good for real-time sports scores and posting updates on your lunch? If so, you’re missing out on social media’s power to help you successfully build and progress in your career.

 

Whether you’re still in school or are looking for a new job right now, you should begin to develop your social media presence – your “personal brand”. This doesn’t happen overnight; a strong brand takes time to build, so start now. With a good head start, you’ll have an advantage over your competition – both when you’re ready to enter the job market and when the time comes to change careers.

 

Building your brand doesn’t require a huge investment of money, or even time. However, it can only be built through consistent effort.

 

Here are some suggestions on where to start:

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How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting?

How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting? | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Finding the best WordPress Hosting is hard. Use our guide and WordPress Web Hosting reviews to make the right decision, so you spend less and get more.
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Academic blogging: the power and the pitfalls – live chat

Academic blogging: the power and the pitfalls – live chat | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
How can academics best use blogging to research and rehearse their ideas, network with peers and boost their careers?
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How to Write Amazing Content That Goes Viral and Gets Links : Under30CEO

How to Write Amazing Content That Goes Viral and Gets Links : Under30CEO | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The Under30CEO guide to writing viral blog articles that gets linkbacks, retweets, Facebook shares, and Stumbleupon traffic. How to write catchy titles and format your content.
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The Vanishing American Professor

The Vanishing American Professor | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Among the fears and myths of online learning is that students will now become detached from their faculty and fellow students -- that technology will further isolate and fragment the academic community.

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What is Social Media Maintenance? | Website Advice for Business Owners

What is Social Media Maintenance? | Website Advice for Business Owners | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
What is #SocialMedia #Maintenance?Going online is not just about posting a website anymore http://t.co/jn1EjEPm...
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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it

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The higher education blogs network

The higher education blogs network | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Our blogs network is a directory of resources, commentary and analysis from the global higher education blogosphere...
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Your Unofficial Job-Application Checklist - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Your Unofficial Job-Application Checklist - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
It's time for an update and recasting of the role of social media in academic career advancement.
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Are MOOCs hyped?

Are MOOCs hyped? | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
If you haven’t heard of MOOCs, you no doubt will, because these Massive Open Online course are becoming all the rage, tagged as the biggest thing in public education since, well, the dawn of public education. (It wasn’t long ago that the Khan Academy was). My colleague Nick Anderson reported about the emergence of the MOOCs movement as a disruptive force in higher education. But there are reasons to think MOOCs are being hyped, and below, former schools superintendent Larry Cuban explains why. Cuban is a former high school social studies teacher (14 years, including seven at Cardozo and Roosevelt high schools in the District), district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA) and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “As Good As It Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin.” This appeared on his blog.
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23 Hints for Creating Content that Search Engines Love - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog

23 Hints for Creating Content that Search Engines Love - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Google changes its search engine formulas over 500 times a year in the pursuit of delivering results that are relevant to you the user of search.This is achieved through the key element of producing great unique content.
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WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted WordPress – What You Need To Know

WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted WordPress – What You Need To Know | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
There are an awful lot of misconceptions about the differences between WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress amongst beginners. We've set out to dispel the myths here.
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Why link building is hard work!

Why link building is hard work! | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Building quality links has always been hard work. There are systemic reasons why this has always been true. The system is rigged against marketers.
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7 Social Campaign Insights from Red Bull Stratos

7 Social Campaign Insights from Red Bull Stratos | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it

On October 14, 2012 we witnessed a research mission to the edge of space that was breathtaking for its scope and shocking for the fact that it was orchestrated by a private corporation. The Red Bull Sratos experiment broke scientific barriers, rekindled an era in human history when daredevils ruled the earth, and was inescapably cool. But there is another story here beyond the record books and beautiful aerial photography.

 

To understand Red Bull Stratos we must acknowledge that at its core this whole experiment was a commercial endeavor. The real objective was to make every person in the world love Red Bull. Only time will tell if Red Bull sales increase commensurate to the Red Bull Stratos spectacle, but we can already see the brand impact of this campaign using the big data processing power of our Social Performance and Campaign Performance Monitor tools.

 

The answer is that this campaign was not only unprecedented scientifically, it was also unprecedented from a brand marketing perspective. Red Bull Stratos is the clearest example we’ve ever seen of the new wave of advocacy driven brand marketing that we call Engagement@Scale. Here is what we learned:

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Universities are failing at teaching social media - Fortune Tech

Universities are failing at teaching social media - Fortune Tech | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Social networking may have been born in a dorm room.  But when it comes to equipping students with the social media skills demanded by today’s jobs, colleges are failing miserably.

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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About Google

Google is the most powerful nonhuman teacher ever known to actual humans.

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Good-bad-ugly-series | Polka Dot Impressions | Social Media Marketing | Social Media Consulting | Social Media Management

Good-bad-ugly-series | Polka Dot Impressions | Social Media Marketing | Social Media Consulting | Social Media Management | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
"The Good, Bad, & Ugly" series of social media for personal and professional use!
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FollowMe100

FollowMe100 | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The Top 100 People in Social Media (well worth a follow) #FollowMe100 (Great to see many of the Top 100 People in Social Media at #PivotCon #SocialSuperstarBingo http://t.co/ffI9nwX2...)...
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Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb | Blogging and Social Media for Higher Ed | Scoop.it
After 'Twittergate', Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield...
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