I’m in Chicago right now and we are well into day one of the CASE Social Media and Community Conference. I’m joined by 156 of the most passionate social media professionals in education. So, yes, it seemed only fitting to “crowdsource” the opening session. Earlier today, we kicked off #casesmc with a panel of our faculty and speakers responding to five crazy questions I wrote:
Halfway through the session, I checked in on the back channel and asked the audience to share their favorite tweets (so far) from the opening session.
One tweet: Great idea from @mherek: Live-tweet “beloved” professors’ courses.
We even used the audience to wrap up the panel. I called on them to summarize what they’d heard and to share any ideas they were already planning to try on their own campuses. They did! (Not really a surprise from a social media crowd.)
For an even deeper dive into audience participation, we gave everyone at the conference the chance to answer any of the five questions we asked our panelists.
One answer to Question 5: People who tweet pictures of their babies and their dinners.
Follow the #casesmc hashtag for the rest of the week for more from social media rock stars taking over #Chicago.