Follow Friday: Tech and Student Affairs

by Kristen Abell

There are a few different hashtags I follow on a regular basis for good material in my Twitter stream (I’m still working on the whole hashtag thing in Facebook – let me know if you’ve figured out a good way to utilize it). The first of these is probably one many of you already follow, or maybe you just join it for the weekly chats, but it’s definitely worth following all the time for good, up-to-date tech info for higher ed. That’s the #satech hashtag. There is a weekly chat on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. CST, but people have been using this hashtag for awhile to denote any info they’re sharing that is worthy of student affairs technology interest. Or sometimes just tech interest. In any case, it’s well worth the follow if you’re trying to learn more about technology, stay up on your tech, or just love to talk about technology.

In addition to #satech, there are a couple more recent hashtags that I’ve enjoyed learning from. One of these is the #sambti hashtag that has some great info about Meyers Briggs types in student affairs. In addition, folks occasionally post more info about introversion and extroversion on this hashtag, and it’s almost always fairly interesting. In addition, if you’re lucky, you’ll chance upon some of Debra Sanborn’s posts, and we all know she rocks it when it comes to the MBTI.

Finally, a new and still somewhat seldom used hashtag that I’ve been learning from is the #salean hashtag. This was originally designated for discussions around Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, but it has generated some additional discussion around women, work, and leadership that has been fairly interesting. I hope that you’ll consider not just following it, but contributing to it, whether you’ve read the book or not.

What hashtags do you follow for news and discussion?

Follow Friday: Tech and Student Affairs

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