By the way, if you are a digital immigrant does that mean you can get deported?
3) I have all the stats on the most viewed posts, how can I use these analytics to improve on future posts? For the record the most popular posts to date include;
- Start Up Education
- Social Media... And Better Job Prospects
- Culture in Education... A House Divided Against itself cannot Stand
- Education Inc
- Lesson in Adversity - Teaching Resilience
What to Write About
If you open a new communication channel its important to use it. If you open a new channel up and find that you don't have time to update the content, it might be advisable to shut the channel down.
So account open. Time to think about what to blog about? ...And where to find the time on more social media?
- To share the ideas and knowledge on the subject prior to the chat session to help facilitate the debate, or
- If I blog about a topic after the session this helps me internalise the discussion and share any ideas once I have considered the various points from the discussion
- To demonstrate to those who are not on Twitter the value of the social media channel
This is not to say that it is unplanned and I always try to consider whether the post will be relevant and useful to educators and their partners; and you will never see any corporate communications from me on any social media channel.
If I have written about a topical issue, with educators in mind and, hopefully, have included some new ideas or a different perspective then the post will get read and people may share it... If it's no so good or not too relevant then it won't get read, so no real harm done.
I can only hope that I am blogging and Tweeting with the appropriate "Netiquette" and that I have enough critical friends in education who would have a quiet word in my ear... After all I don't pretend to be an expert with any of this social media stuff, but I do see the value in it and the impact that it can have.
It would also be great to hear about any other FE Bloggers, so please feel free to post a comment below with the details of your blog.
Content creation is becoming a key skill, but how can FE advise students on blogging if they are not doing it themselves?
It also makes sense from an educators perspective too;
One thing is for sure any educator will most certainly be in a better position than me to explore this medium - but I'm giving it a go and am getting a lot out of it - connecting, collaborating... and learning!
3) I am sure that any of the FE bloggers would be happy to discuss their experiences of blogging with anyone interested in finding out more about this platform.
4) There are also a host of US educators who I am sure would be delighted to offer assistance to any aspiring "Connected Educators." Edu blogs, Teach 100 and Connected Principals have a list of popular blogs
If you already have an FE blog I'd be delighted to hear about it and subscribe to it.