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Write Once, Post Many (being productive in sending your message)


At the 2013 ASTE conference held in Anchorage in late February, my presentation on Writing once, posting to many was one of the sessions in the Distruputing the Institution track. We spend a lot of time online and need to be productive in the ways that we get the word out to our students (or co-workers, other professionals). Sending that message using various social media can help expand your voice and allow the listener to get your message in their preferred social media choice.

In the presentation, I talked about four scenarios: Posting to more than one blog with one post, having facebook, twitter, and linked-in talk to one another automatically, registering for online tools, like Spotify or Thinklink, with your facebook or twitter user accounts, and creating custom connets with online tools like Shareaholic or IFTTT (If This, Then That) to opt into the social media tools that you choose for that occasion.

This was a fun presentation to put together and made me really think about what my web presence looks like and how I can be more productive with my students and professional contacts.

If you’re interested, here are the presentation slides: WriteOncePublishMany (pdf).

Author: Heidi Olson

Heidi enjoys working with content experts in developing eCampus courses to provide alternatives for students. Her other interests include faculty training in best practices for eCampus and researching eCampus tools to help fulfill learning outcomes. Having worked in the distance education arena for over 20 years, she has a wide range of experiences in supporting students and faculty as technology and pedagogy evolve.

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