Flying high: social media and international student advisors

planeOur International Student Advisors have purchased iPads to help them keep up to date with their work and deliver presentations to prospective students whilst working abroad. Having never owned an iPad before these colleagues had requested a session to discuss the different presentation apps that are available. They were also interested in the different ways they can use social media to market their service as well as support students once they had started at the university. Below are links to the apps that I discussed with them:

Presentation tools

Google Drive – this can be used for assessing and delivering presentations that are created using Google Docs

Cloud On -’ brings Microsoft Office to your favourite device’ enabling you to show Microsoft PPT presentations on your iPad.

Prezi – with the app you can run your Prezi presentations through your iPad even if your of-line

DropBox – by uploading your presentations to DropBox you will be able to access then via the app or through the webpage. This is a fantastic back-up option if your likely to leave your presentation materials at home.

Social Media

Scoop It – the web version can be used to create a visual list of on-line bookmarks. My colleagues were particularly interested in using this to create folders of support materials such as guides to local tourist attractions and things to do in Buxton.