Since its’ inception in 2006, the Social Media Club has worked to promote media literacy and connect people to share what they are learning about Social Media. In 2009 we launched a special project, SMCEDU, to bring together the education and professional communities to further the development of social media curriculum in our schools. The aim was to ensure that graduates from every college/university would be media literate; able to understand and competently apply emerging lessons related to social media usage in organizations. We would facilitate a “path to professionalism” for citizen journalists, story tellers, video producers, communications professionals, engineers, etc.
During the next two years our project breadth has grown. Interest in starting student chapters arose and many were started. Discussions spread to research areas, usage in classrooms, facilitating media literacy in faculty and staff, workforce development, and more. In November of 2010, we formalized a Board of Advisors comprised of leaders from both the educational and professional communities. From their work, we are proud to announce:
The Social Media Global Education Connection Project (SMGECP).
The mission: “To provide leadership, guidance, facilitation and resources to students, educators, and administrators in educational organizations that will promote and enable competent usage of social media by the world’s citizens, workforces, educational institutions, and societies.”
We have both SMC Student chapters (run by students with
a faculty adviser) and SMC Education chapters (run by faculty, staff and
administration.) Interested in starting a chapter at your college or university? Let us
know and we'll help you with the start-up. For more information, send an email to: Digin4ed [at] Gmail [dot] com.
The hasttag we use on Twitter is #SMEDU.
Below are some of our US student chapters.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)