SPOTLIGHT: University Of Delaware PD’s Viral Video, CopLineBling, “You can call me on the blue phone…”

A friend shared this video with me and… it… is… awesome.  The campus police at the University of Delaware created their own music video to highlight their LiveSafe campus safety smartphone app.  Making a play off of Drake’s music video, “Hotline Bling,” the officers created “Copline Bling.”  It is an excellent example of a fun, yet informative way to engage a college community through the use of social media. Plus, check out those moves!  So smooth.  So Smooth.

SPOTLIGHT: Kickstarter-ing Undergraduate Research at William and Mary [REBLOG]

Originally posted on Society & Social Media:
What do “social” web technologies look like in practice within higher education?  This is a question that I often see posed within both online conversations and at conference educational sessions, but rare is the tangible answer that follows. Earlier this month, I was down at my alma mater, William & Mary, for the annual Charter Day Weekend festivities.  Each year, the College brings alums and current students together to celebrate the institution’s founding and honor distinguished alumni, and I was lucky enough to be down…

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @ChrisJScanlon

I first met Chris when he was interviewing for a job at one of my former institutions.  Although the job didn’t mutually work out, it was clear to me from the day we met that Chris was going places.  He tweets about donuts, hockey, and running, and occasionally you’ll find him on an #SAchat dropping some wisdom.  🙂  Chris is a great guy! Follow @ChrisJScanlon This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting and engaging higher education professionals on Twitter.  Have an example to share?  Tweet me.

SPOTLIGHT: The Guy With The Wand Who Got Fired Because Of A Facebook Post

Can Facebook get you fired?  You bet it can. This is the story of Kevin Colvin, a bank intern.  Kevin needed to “go out of town” suddenly and sent his boss the following email: Well, the “something that came up at home” was actually just a party that Kevin wanted to attend.  He posted photos of the party: Kevin’s boss found the photos, and well, let’s say it didn’t end well.  His boss responded with the following email: Kevin was ultimately fired from his position as a result of lying to his… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Western Illinois University’s #UnSelfie Campaign

Some graduate students at Western Illinois University decided to turn the concept of the selfie on its head.  They created the UN-selfie campaign to highlight people doing good deeds in the university community.  Faculty, staff and students got involved by tagging tweets and photos of people and social good with the hashtag #WIUnselfie.  Check out their introductory video below. This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of colleges and universities doing social good through the use of social media.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet me.