We now have 34 students at Social Media University, Global. That’s pretty cool, considering that our institution was founded less than a month ago. The latest to enroll is Kelsey Thompson, who is a senior at the University of Oregon studying public relations and business. Here’s part of what she had to say about it on her blog:
Our public relations course has some what wrapped up its focus on social media this week, but I am struggling to want to leave. I spoke with my teacher about other courses to take to continue learning about all this new technology. Unfortunately, nothing is really offered by the journalism school that would be similar. I talked to my friend Molly, who is a sports business major, about how I was disappointed about this because of all of the neat things we were learning about. She commented about how it was frustrating that there was nothing even similar offered in the business school. Luckily, I have found a solution to my problem, and hopefully my friend Molly will be joining me soon! Lee Aase, who I have been following with my Google reader, has created the Social Media University, Global (SMUG). Aase has created this public university to help those interested in lifelong learning, dive deeper into social media.
It’s encouraging to hear that SMUG is meeting a need for continuing, practical hands-on learning about social media, and particularly as it applies to the world of business. For Kelsey’s friend Molly, and for any others interested in enrolling, learn more about SMUG here, read a Message from the Chancellor and then start auditing courses before you apply for admission.