Five Pickle Jar Links You Might Have Missed This Week

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First up is a link we actually shared last week, but it’s interesting enough that we thought you’d like to see it this week… The International Communication Manager at the University of Central Arkansas shares some of his experiences on recruiting international students through social media:

Another callback to last week – one of the talks at the Confab Higher Education conference our own Tracy Playle spoke at was the story of “Alyssa Explains It All”, a video blog run by a student at SUNY Oswego:

John has used his blog post this week to explain why you shouldn’t leave audio by the wayside when thinking of your next piece of content:

We also found an interesting piece on the CASE blog about engaging alumni by using the Switchboard platform:

And finally this week, a few questions to ask yourself before designing an academic website:

Those are our five links for the week, but I also wanted to share the new YouGov profiler app with you in case you missed it: https://yougov.co.uk/profiler#/. This new tool from the research and polling company offers some interesting insights into different audiences (including many universities) – though take some of it with a pinch of salt.

I found that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV series) apparently have very left wing political views, but fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) have very right wing views…

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