Get ready to shake off Christmas and burst into 2019 with a spring in your social media step!

After 3 wonderful years at Sheffield Hallam University, #SocMedHe18 came to the East Midlands and was hosted at Nottingham Trent University on the 9th January 2019.  Follow #SocMedHe18 on Twitter to join in with the conversation – its still happening!

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Submit your idea

We invited anyone with an interest in learning and teaching to join us either in person or online for this one-day festival of ideas grouped loosely around the following themes: #Openness #Digital_Identity #Creativity #Wild Card

Submissions were by tweet –  a title and a short description of what the session would cover.  #SocMedHE18 and a hashtag for the theme the session related to (eg. #openness) were included in the submission and a range of presentations from short 5-minute ideas/provocations to 15-minute presentations of current work/research to participatory workshops of up to 60 minutes were welcomed. Full submission details can be found on the ‘Call to action’ page.

Keynote news



We were absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) was the keynote for our #SocMedHE18 gathering. Maren’s work in the Association aligns closely with our themes of Openness, Creativity and Digital Identity. The keynote was streamed live and also recorded – you can watch this on the keynote page.


The themes

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stickeryVisual Thinkery helped the committee with developing our ideas for the event and visualising our values. Bryan helped us to do this and the full conversation can be seen in the image. A few ideas were developed further into stickers as event gifts. Bryan also created an Inclusive Revolution remixer -have you tried it yet? https://remixer.visualthinkery.com/a/socmedhe




The event!



#SocMedHE18 went tweet-tastic. From the day the event was announced until the day after the event, tweets including the hashtags #socmedhe18 were counted using TAGs. This showed just how wonderful this community are with over 4000 tweets happening in the timescale. A number of reflections, wakelets, moments and photos about the event have been created by the community and shared on the community page.


So, a very big thank you from the organising committee – the day may be over but the conversation is not – lets keep it going and continue our Inclusive Revolution!