For my team teaching presentation in #NewhouseSM4, my group members and I presented on social media within the higher education industry (#SMHE). We covered topics such as success stories with social media and the lessons we learned from the experts. To complete this project, we made a powerpoint presentation through slideshare, utilized google docs, participated in a google hangout, exchanged numerous texts, emails, and tweets, as well as met face-to-face. While using the different forms of social media to connect with one another was helpful, meeting face-to-face definitely put us all on the same page.
I presented on Oregon State University’s social media mashup site. The website is a social hub for all social media platforms that OSU is apart of. These include Twitter,Facebook, a number of blogs, and YouTube. OSU encourages its students, faculty, and portland community to post on their pages through the “Powered by Orange” links. These links provide direct contact to the University.
To make the presentation a bit more relevant to SU students, I also presented on what SU is doing - social media wise. Currently, SU has over 75,000 Facebook page likes. SU is also on Twitter, Google +, YouTube, Foursquare, and LinkedIn. A mobile app was released this past September but is still in the developing stages.
It was interesting to see what other colleges and universities are doing with social media to connect with current and future students. The interviews with SU’s social media experts gave us an inside look at how to get ahead of the game with social media and what still needs to be done to maximize its full potential. Overall, I learned how influential social media platforms are in order to peek into college life- before choosing your school- without leaving the comfort of your room.