I had no idea when I started the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast the kind of response it would receive. Instead of just me having a conversation with a podcast guest once a week, an entire community has come together to collaborate on ways to become more effective at facilitating learning.
You can join in this conversation, too.
The Teaching in Higher Ed Community
I'm not on every social media that exists, or I would probably not ever be able to have the time to produce a single episode. However, the ones where Teaching in Higher Ed has a presence are great communities with authentic opportunities to engage.
Probably the place where I both learn the most and have the most to say is on Twitter. If you're not familiar with Twitter, Jesse Stommel has a great starting place for you to join in the conversations that are happening right now: Getting Started with Twitter.
Most weeks, I post quotes from the podcast episodes and share links to articles that I've found valuable throughout the week. Sometimes people ask how I find the time to do all that. The answer is that when you see the Tweet get posted is not necessarily when I composed it. I use a service called Buffer to help me spread out my social media posts over the course of a week.
Teaching in Higher Ed is also up on Facebook. There aren't the same number of conversations around episodes and guests as there are on Twitter. However, if you find yourself spending time on Facebook, please like the Teaching in Higher Ed Facebook page. We are at the mercy of the Facebook algorithms, though, so if you haven't yet to subscribe to the weekly updates, that's another way to be sure you don't miss the weekly blogs and podcast show notes.
This service positions itself as “Team communication for the 21st century.” The most vibrant Teaching in Higher Ed community dialog happens on Slack, since that's what it was built for… To keep the Teaching in Higher Ed Slack channel as valuable for the community as possible, we ask that you be in some sort of teaching role, or at least something related to serving our students well in higher ed (student affairs, etc.). While we value those companies (well, some of them, anyway) who provide products and services to higher ed, we prefer to keep this a vendor-free community.
To apply to join the Teaching in Higher Ed Slack channel, just fill out this online request form. Once we have verified your involvement in higher education, you'll be added.