Is it time to start using social media to promote academic projects?

At SAS it is our role to promote and facilitate research. As part of a one-year JISC-funded SMART project, the central communications team has been working closely with staff across SAS to expand and develop the social media presence of the School and its 10 institutes as part of a broader communications strategy. One of… Continue reading Is it time to start using social media to promote academic projects?

Best practice for digital impact
Podcasts (May-June 2013)

Introduction and Overview YouTube stats have remained roughly consistent over the past few months, between 8,500 and 9,500 views. The iTunes U stats show that we had a decent May but a particularly slow June.This could be linked to the end of the term and what will probably be a slow summer. Views and Downloads from our two… Continue reading Best practice for digital impact
Podcasts (May-June 2013)

SAS podcasting stats and key findings for April 2013

Introduction and Overview It has been a fairly successful month for our podcasting service. YouTube stats have remained roughly the same as last month (despite the Easter break). Whilst our iTunes U stats are starting to increase again after a slow couple of months. Views and Downloads from our two podcasting platforms: Month       Youtube    … Continue reading SAS podcasting stats and key findings for April 2013

SoundCloud – is it a good platform for academic podcasting?

SAS is currently considering using SoundCloud to promote our academic podcasts, but is it worthwhile? What is SoundCloud? For those who don’t know, SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that allows collaboration and promotion of audio recordings by users. Originally started by a sound engineer, it was aimed at musicians who wanted to share their music.The service… Continue reading SoundCloud – is it a good platform for academic podcasting?