Bill talked about the transition from documenting the trip via a static web site to a WordPress powered blog that folded in Flickr, Twitter, & Youtube to share their experiences as they traveled throughout Ireland.
Going social allowed family, friends & the MKA community to remain connected & contribute to the experience while also providing the students with an opportunity to form new, unexpected connections with people from all over the world- an experience not at all uncommon to social media. One such example being Eion Ryan, a Member of the European Parliament.
The Irish Studies Program was proof to the school that for impact and reach, “showing” is more effective than “telling.”
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