Collaborative Social Media session at HighEdWeb 2011
UPDATE: Live voting is now open! Please follow the links below to choose the top social media wins, fails and wants in Higher Ed!
Ever wonder how much collective time people have spent sitting through social media presentations the past few years?
I always find it ironic when presenters talk about the revolutionary potential of “two-way conversations” in social media… while giving one-way powerpoint lectures that don’t let the audience contribute to the discussion.
Have you ever sat in the audience during one of these presentations and thought, “I know all this stuff already,” or “They aren’t covering anything relevant to me”?
If so, you’ll want to join us Monday afternoon at our HighEdWeb presentation, Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and the BS – where Michael Staton, Gabe Sanchez, and I will be flipping the traditional social media presentation on its head and doing a collaborative “un-presentation” instead.
Trying Something Different
Let’s be honest. You don’t want to hear a pitch from us about how great we are, or how great our poduct is. And although I’d be happy to give one I decided this presentation needs to be different.
What will 25 of the smartest people in Higher Ed come up with in a room full of whiteboards, laptops, and smart phones?
Our goal is to create a robust list of social media tactics for higher ed which fall into 3 different categories.
#smWIN – Best practices, tactics or unique success stories.
#smFAIL – Bad tactics, common mistakes or an experiment gone wrong.
#smWANT - Wants, wishes and needs from the Higher Ed community.
This will be a real-time event, with real-time collaboration and engagement. Not for the faint of heart, and definitely not for the lurkers. Don’t worry, we’ll have some examples and tips to get the teams started. Did I mention there would be teams?
Join this first ever un-presentation collaboration extravaganza (yeah I said it) at 4:45 Monday in Padre Island.
Update: Mark Greenfield kindly pointed out his collaborative session from HighEdWeb in 07. Although we’re taking a slightly different approach, more proof to the motto “there are no new ideas.” Either way, we’re looking forward to a great week in Austin!