Today I am delighted to share the news that I have been included in Jisc’sÂ 50 most influential higher education (HE) professionals using social media! I am also veryÂ pleased to seeÂ others on this list whose work I follow and admire, includingÂ Jennifer JonesÂ andÂ Sue Beckingham.
The list of 50 influencers forms a really usefulÂ array of snapshots of practice andÂ mini case studies of how social media is being used across UK Higher Education and I’d recommend taking a look for inspiration and ideas. It would be lovelyÂ to also get more great people and social media best practice shared, so I would recommend sharing your own additions and tipsÂ to the hashtag,Â #jisc50social, asÂ there is such a rich varietyÂ of use that a list of 50 people cannot, of course, capture thatÂ is taking place in the sector.
My write up in the Jisc list of influencers particularly talks about the Managing Your Digital Footprint work, which is progressing well. If you missed my posts from the European Conference on Social Media you can get a good sense of how the project is developing from my paper with project lead Louise Connelly, “Managing your digital footprint: possible implications for teaching and learning“. We are in an exciting phase ofÂ the project so do look out for new resources appearing on the project website very soon, and further research publications in the months to follow.
Finally, as the individualsÂ who nominated me for this list did let me know that they would be putting me forward I would like to share my thanks toÂ them for their support and enthusiasm. I feel honoured to have been regarded so highly byÂ colleagues from the University of Edinburgh who are engaged in their own wonderful, creative, critical and playful use of social mediaÂ in their day to day practice.
Finally, and on a somewhatÂ unrelated note, you may remember that I blogged earlier this summer about writing our Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas show, Back to the Statistical Future. The show took place on 26th August and I’m delighted to say that both a follow up blog postÂ and a video recording of the fullÂ showÂ are now available so, if you have an hour spare, do have a watch and let us know what you thought of it!