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Using Social Media Effectively in Higher Education

Do you work with social media in higher education and wonder whether you should focus on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram … or something else? Which investment will give you the biggest benefit? Which matches best with the content you typically produce?

A new video from Duke’s Office of News & Communications, “Using Social Media Effectively in Higher Education,” helps you think through your options.

I originally delivered this presentation at Duke’s 2014 social media mash-up a few months ago. This spring, I worked with Cara Rousseau, Carson Mataxis, James Todd, Sonja Foust and others to capture it in video format. We’ve also prepared a helpful PDF checklist that you can use as a reference.

We hope you find the video helpful. Share your thoughts on using these different social networks in the comments below!

Facebook Tech Talk at Duke

Facebook is on campus this week. (That’s fun to say.) Two software engineers at Facebook, Tom Occhino and and Nick Schrock, will deliver a combined tech talk at Schiciano Auditorium on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Tom will lead off the talk with “Code Is Written To Be Read.” He will detail useful tips and principles for tasteful API design. Nick will speak on how “Code Is Written To Be Used.” He will detail some indications that you need a new cross-cutting framework or abstraction, provide some advice on how to design it, and then suggest principles to successfully deploy it across an organization with a number of stakeholders with different viewpoints and constraints.

If you need any more incentive to attend, food will be served.

Aptly, register through this Facebook event.