Higher ed professionals use Twitter to spread news, analysis and trends throughout their work and social networks. From #collegeaffordability and #mobile learning to #commcollege and #cuad, the meanings behind education Twitter hashtags are not always immediately obvious.
Education Dive wants to make Twitter a little easier for you to navigate, however, so we put together this list of 22 popular Twitter hashtags that #edleaders are using to talk about #highered. We even included links that will take you straight into the ongoing conversations of the tweet-stream:
#acadv—See what educators and administrators have to say about academic advising every Tuesday from 8-9 p.m.
#campuschat—Discuss college campus resources.
#collegeaffordability—Follow conversations about how to make college affordable with legislators, educators and students.
#collegechat—Join discussions about college advising, scholarships, attainment rates and online learning.
#comm_college—Share information about community college.
#cuad—Talk about college unions and activities with university educators and student affairs advisors.
#edapp—Share new educational applications with students, educators and administrators.
#edleaders—Participate in conversations with leaders of the education industry discussing topics such as the flipped instructional method, IT infrastructure, and faculty leadership.
#edpolicy—Give your opinion on policy reforms and regulations affecting higher education.
#edsocialmedia—Contribute to education leaders’ discussions on the role of social media in higher ed.
#edtech—Stay up-to-date with discussions about developing e-learning technology.
#edu—Join discussions about general education from special ed. to online learning.
#emchat—Hear from industry leaders and college enrollment management leaders discussing topics such as retention rates, enrollment figures and student diversity.
#hemkting—Chat with industry professionals about higher education marketing.
#highered—Discuss news in higher education with leaders in the field.
#mobilelearning—Keep up with mobile learning tools and devices.
#mooc—Find out how higher education institutions are benefiting from "Massive Open Online Courses."
#moodle—Find out how educators are using this open source e-learning program in the classroom.
#msachat—Join a weekly chat on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. to discuss multicultural affairs in higher ed.
#onlinelearning—Get breaking news and information about online-learning programs and how colleges and universities are using them to optimize education.
#profdev—Connect with professors around the country to discuss teaching methods and pedagogy.
#sachat—Join dialogue regarding student affairs with other education industry professionals.
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