How to Develop Campus Community through Social Media

jaimiehoffman:

Lots of great ideas!

Originally posted on Josie Ahlquist:

For higher education professionals, many decisions are grounded in building a strong campus community.  How best to offer student services, programming calendars, leadership opportunities, dining hall hours, and the list goes on.  Each segment of campus life leading students to be more integrated and engaged into the campus community.

Because of emerging technologies and innovative methods of communication, the ways in which we build community with each other are changing.  Could it be possible that students can feel a sense of community through online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram?  In this post I use published research to convey the argument that yes it can, but with only the right strategy for each unique campus.  College campuses have an opportunity to foster a virtual community, one that emulates the traits of the in real life (IRL) experience.

Building a virtual campus community is part of a comprehensive model…

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