Students: how to make the most out of an open day

Students: how to make the most out of an open day
This post was originally published on Show My Homework's guest blog, which publishes articles about technology and learning written by a variety of bloggers from the education industry.
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How universities can make the most of Pinterest

How universities can make the most of Pinterest
Photo-sharing platform Pinterest boasts 100m monthly active users and is one of the leading drivers of referral traffic behind Facebook. According to the platform itself, there are over 500,000 education-related pins added every day, and the 25-34 age group makes up 27.4% of the user base: making it a crucial medium for your university to engaged with prospects, enrolled students and alumni.
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‘A lifetime of learning’: David Helfand’s university for the new millennium

‘A lifetime of learning’: David Helfand’s university for the new millennium
It’s almost three years since David Helfand delivered his profound and thought-provoking talk ‘Designing a university for the new millennium’ at a TEDx event in Vancouver, and his vision for educational reform is as remarkably relevant as it was in 2013. At the time, the US astronomer was growing increasingly disillusioned by the commodified and commercialised state of university education. As he said himself: ‘universities today are fractious places, populated by customers – formerly known as students.’
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How universities can make the most of Instagram

How universities can make the most of Instagram
Instagram is a useful and aesthetic way for your university to reach out to its community of prospects, enrolled students and alumni. The image-sharing platform has over 400 million users and proves surprisingly versatile for higher ed marketing. Here’s an outline of eight ways your university can make the most impact with its Instagram account – plus some fine examples along the way.
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Quora and higher education

Quora and higher education
Ever wondered how inventors find their inspiration? Want to know how the process of making red wine differs from that of white wine? Then you’d do well to head to Quora, the question and answer site designed by former Facebook staff members. Users ask questions which are then answered by other users, with a voting system in place to ensure the best answers rise to the top.
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Rob Parker, December 01, 2015

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Desert Island Discs: the best episodes about education

Desert Island Discs: the best episodes about education
Desert Island Discs has occupied a unique place in broadcasting for more than seven decades. The format of Britain's longest running radio show is so enduringly simple it's entered public consciousness. Each guest picks eight songs to comfort them on their sandy new home, as well as one book and a luxury item. It's ostensibly about music, but the music is really a springboard to discuss each guest's career, personal life, motivations and beliefs.
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