Updates: Fall 13 Social Media Syllabus; New Theme and Menu; A Blogging Milestone!

Hey all,

Just a few quick notes:

1. My Comm 322 Syllabi Now Available on Scribd!

A few weeks ago I wrote about the changes I was making to my social media class for this upcoming fall. I’m excited to say my Comm 322 Social Media syllabus for this upcoming fall semester is done! I’ve published a copy to Scribd. You can see it at the bottom of this post. It can also be accessed via the new menu bar above (discussed more below). The syllabus from last year will remain up as well, accessible via the menu.

I’m stoked we’ll be having some amazing speakers visiting with us this semester:

Leigh-Anne Mauk – Social Media & Public Information Specialist @ Hagerstown Community College Office of Public Information & Government Relations. Leigh-Anne is also a writer, social media consultant, and more!

Nate Bagley – An expert in social media with a wide array of experience, Nate is a graduate of my former institution  Utah Valley University. He’s the creator of a great podcast that seeks to prove true love exists in the 21st century, the Loveumentary!

Mark W. Schaefer – author of our course text this fall, Born to Blog, and super-well known blogger and social media expert!

2. New Theme and Menu

I really want to do a better job of providing access to resources in social media education, including my own work as well as that of others. I get a lot of traffic to the blog from people looking for social media education syllabi, assignments, and more.

I’ve updated the theme for easier reading of articles. Readers no longer have to click on every article they want to read, they can simply scroll down. If you like the new theme, let me know! If you’d prefer the old theme, I’d like to know that too. 🙂

I’ve re-organized the menu on this blog, which is now permanently on the left, in an attempt to help people find what they’re looking for more easily. This includes a reorg of blog topics, pointing to teaching resources I’ve created, and I’ve added a link to all my syllabi hosted on Scribd. What do you think?

Along those lines, if you have links to social media education resources you’d like to share with our readers, please leave a comment below, or contact me via Twitter, G+ or LinkedIn. I’d love to link to them on this blog!

3. We’re Past 25!

Lastly, my last blog post marked a milestone. It was post #25 since starting this blog this past February! I’m so excited that my previous blog post on Mendeley’s new Literature Search was by far the most read blog post since I’ve started this blog. Thanks so much to everyone who shared it. I am hoping to expand the focus of the blog to include more posts like this on productivity, tips, and tricks for fellow professors. If you’ve got a topic you’d like to see a post about, please contact me or leave a comment below!

New Social Media Syllabus:

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