Social Media in Education – on BBC Radio Sheffield

On the 30th June and 1st July, a fantastic couple of linked events were held on Social Media in Education at Doncaster College. Organised by Rob Wilmot, who is Chair of Governors of the College, among his many other roles, and featuring the renowned Chris Brogan, who flew in from Boston, Massachusetts, especially for the event, the Social Media Podcamp, was followed by a seminar delivered by Chris the following day.

Ahead of the event, I appeared on Radio Sheffield to talk about some of the issues it raised. My appearance at 7:20am, was followed an hour later by Rob Wilmot and Chris Brogan who amplified the themes further. Both segments of the programme are presented here;


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  1. A really good interview, John. Balanced, mature, informative – unusual for mainstream media to cover the topic without being sensationalist.

    There’s an educational conference on 7 July in Leeds. I’ll be there with my client, Moortown Primary School, who have been using Twitter really well for the past 18 months or so. It was the snow chaos last winter that helped the headteacher to realise the usefulness of social media for getting important messages out quickly.

    Since then, they have embraced Audioboo, Posterous and Facebook and use it to publish information about aspects of the school day that aren’t “important” enough to discuss in a newsletter, parents’ evening, etc.

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