I often tell colleagues, friends, and students about the value of social media, and a lot has been written on the topic. In my own experience, however, many of the examples are intangible, and certainly aren’t easily touted as a scholarly activity within a traditional Academic framework. I was, therefore, quite pleased that Canada’s Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) picked up one of my blog posts last year and I was able to rework it and publish it in their Fall newsletter.
This is a real honour, as the STLHE has a vision statement that I can get behind:
“STLHE strives to be the pre-eminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. STLHE supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning”
This goes to show you that sometimes really good things can come from blog posts.
(I do hope my colleagues will come to recognize this)
Keep on blogging! It’s worth it.