Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Top social media ranking for inspireNshare co-founder Martin King

FE's top 50 social media users

inspireNshare  co-founder  Martin King has been named a top social media user in a national competition by Jisc, the not-for-profit digital solutions organisation for further, higher education and skills.

Martin was announced as one of the most influential professionals in further education (FE) and skills for using social media to enhance learning and teaching in their organisation.

Martin's Free Education and inspireNshare projects have been instrumental in promoting technology-enhanced learning on Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. Martin is generous with his time and knowledge, promoting colleagues' experiences of using free technology on his YouTube channel to encourage others to take up on the best ideas in digital education."

Tom Mitchell, Jisc group social media manager, said: “We launched this initiative to capture and celebrate the countless examples of FE and skills professionals using social media to excellent effect, and to highlight their practice to inspire others.

“The wealth and quality of entries we received are evident of the myriad of ways that people in the sector are harnessing social media to deliver innovative learning experiences. Everyone in the top 50 should be commended for their work and I’d like to congratulation them all.”

To qualify for the list, entrants needed to show how they had used social media to:

  • Address a specific need or challenge
  • Have a positive impact at your institution or on the wider community
  • Overcome any barriers in learning, teaching or research
  • Create efficiencies such as costs, time savings or improved outputs
  • Implement best practice

The final line-up was then chosen by a panel of social media experts, including former principal education adviser and chair of the Government’s computing expert group, Bob Harrison, Times Educational Supplement’s award-winning FE editor, Stephen Exley, and James Clay and Sarah Knight from Jisc.

Martin King said “I’ve been involved with education all my life and have worked on both the academic side as a teacher and on the technical side as a network manager, systems manager and head of IT services.  My passion is working with innovation and developing the value of people.  My interest now is with inspiring and networking people - being recognised by JISC  as one of the most influential professionals in further education (FE) will I hope inspire others."


About Jisc

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

We operate:

  • shared digital infrastructure and services
  • negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers and

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