Only a handful of our medical students are on Twitter, so interesting to read this account of how twitter is helping one student in the US with her studies. HT to @Bonycastle for saving this to the Diigo Medical Education group.
Integrating social media into academia is not a novel idea. And since you are reading this, chances are you probably have been utilizing some feature of social media in the classroom for years. What is more interesting is asking why academia should exploit social media and, more specifically, Twitter.
Steve Wheeler blogs about his 'awesome PLE' and the new things he discovers through Twitter and other online social environments. I really like this section from the end of his post.
"Anyone who hoards knowledge in today's connected society is deluding themselves that that can actually benefit them in any way. It won't. Give what you have learnt away. Share it with your friends. Make it free to all those who are interested. You won't lose anything, but you will build stronger social and intellectual ties with your community of practice and interest, and as you share your own knowledge, you will discover that it comes back to you with interest."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
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