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Teaching Trend: A PINTERESTING YEAR FOR HIGHER ED

A new infographic from WorldWideLearn.com, an education and career counsel resource, examines the role Pinterest is playing in higher education. 

Pinterest is an online destination for creating “virtual pinboards” of thematically curated content from the web at no cost to the user.  Its easily navigated, visually appealing interface has garnered over 10 million users, making it the fastest growing social media site of the year.  Visitors average over 1.5 hours on the site monthly, and while Pinterest is known for its popularity among women, male interest is on the rise, especially when it comes to classroom learning as Deneen Gilmour, Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism at Minnesota State University, recently discovered.

Education professionals across the country are using Pinterest to enrich student participation and collaboration, aggregate reading materials and assignments, share visual inspiration, and showcase student work.  For more inspiration on how to use Pinterest to reach your students, check out WorldWideLearn’s infographic below to see what your peers are up to.

Professors, Peers, and Pinterest
Courtesy of: WorldWideLearn.com