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Culture Online: Contact Not Content is King

Is there something that can be described as the “online culture?”  I don’t think so, but I do think that technology is structuring the way we think and interact and I do think that there are cultural norms broadly perpetuated and upheld.  Online culture, although diverse, still maintains persistent themes. In describing how this first…

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#SocialMedia Use In #HigherEd Spotlight: @Northeastern’s Campus Tour

This isn’t a social media example, per se, but it is a great example of deploying digital technologies to offer opportunities for guests and prospective students.  Northeastern University utilizes a platform from YouVisit to power it’s virtual video tours.  They’re engaging and feature a real tour guide.  YouVisit also maintains a list of other colleges…

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Understanding Digital Student Development (Presentation at @NASPA_R1)

I have the pleasure of presenting at the NASPA Region I Annual conference today.  The topic?  How might we re-envision Student Development theory for the digital age.  Below you will find an abbreviated version of my presentation. Some additional resources that might be of interest include: My past posts related to digital identity and identity…

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#HigherEd #FollowFriday Spotlight: @AnnMarieKlotz

Currently working at the New York Institute of Technology, Ann Marie has specialties in women’s and gender studies, leadership, and social media.  She constantly tries to ask the unasked question and always has something interesting to say.  You can also follow her blog.  She also contributes to a group blog, Firestarters at NYIT, a “place for innovators, disruptors…

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#EDtech #SAtech Tool Spotlight: @Listly

List.ly is a social list making and content curation site.  If you’re trying to crowdsource a list on something (ex. the best photography sites?  your favorite eggplant parmigiana recipes?  best restaurants in Boston?) then Listly can help.  With Listly, you set the topic, and then add links to items you want included on your list.…