To get the IMC blog going I’m going to discuss some reflections having just come back from a conference. For the last several years I’ve been on the planning committee for the HighEdWeb conference put on by the national HighEdWeb Association. This conference is always fantastic, and a good reminder of how web has really shifted the way we communicate. At UW Oshkosh we have truly embraced the evolution of the web and incorporated it into our daily lives. Areas across campus are using social media, blogs and websites to engage students, to connect with alumni and the community, to collaborate with faculty and staff, to enhance learning in and out of the classroom.
I attended many sessions at the conference last week where I could sit in pride knowing that UW Oshkosh is already leveraging these powerful tools on a daily basis. Our next goal is to continue to grow our usage and learn how to collaborate and make the best use of these tools. In November IMC will be hosting a Champion Chat to begin conversations around how campus can begin to work together with our online presence, learn from each other and find ways to help each other and the University reach its goals.
Here is a look at some of the ways UWO is using social media: http://www.uwosh.edu/stay_connected
The IMC website has a list of upcoming Champion Chats, hope to see you there!