Monday, we went out a short email by mailchimp that clearly indicated our meeting times.
Tuesday, I checked in as our UQAM account in the building we met in and tweeted what we were doing there. I immediately got a reply to my tweet from a student wondering “when!!? And where!?!?”. Sigh. We exchanged tweets, he said he’d come next week and this Thursday.
We’re still trying to figure out what’s the best way to get info out to our students in a way they’ll actually receive the info. I had seen on mailchimp that this student opened our email. Clearly he didn’t register the email mentally. This is not a jab at him personally, this is a problem we’ve been having at multiple campuses.
We’ve tried putting our info on Facebook and twitter, but still we haven’t found the perfect option. It feels tedious to update multiple things, but we’re reaching different kinds of students. For now, I’m happy trying to disseminate info through all of these venues. However, I am still looking for that silver information dispensing bullet that will enlighten all interested students equally.
Have you found something that works?