So Week 8 of the Social Media Driving Licence marks the end of our social media learning journey as a group! It’s been a wonderful experience and the final session enabled us to both reflect on our journey and have fun in the process – my kids were seriously impressed that I had spent a couple of hours playing with Lego and eating sweets at work!
So how have my feelings towards social media changed over the last 8 weeks?
Well – in the beginning I confessed to being a scientist and being an entrepreneurship educator who didn’t feel so confident with this ultimate bootstrapping tool for entrepreneurs, but being open to experimenting with it all (in fact I’d already done a couple of small experiments).
The last 8 weeks have consolidated some of the experiments and have almost certainly given me much more confidence. They’ve also closed the loop on some technical bits and pieces and do’s and don’ts of social media. They’ve opened up the power and possibilities of Tweetathons especially as tools to both capture an event and promote activities – all important tools for the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and my role within the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and most of all it’s been fun! Thank you so much to the team who have worked so hard to put this together!
Looking ahead though, for me at least, there are so many more experiments still to do! We covered the main social media tools and wandered into others just for a short time – some of these I’d love to experiment more with. So watch this space!