Whether or not scholars should be using hashtags in their publications is naturally, highly debatable. But one thing is certain: unless they’ve adopted hashtags on Twitter, they risk missing out on the global academic conversation unfolding by the minute.
If you’re a scholar, educator, or university community manager – these are some of the best hashtags to use for higher ed topics, largely coined by Twitter’s most influential scholars.
#ScholarSunday: an engaging strategy to highlight your faculty and outstanding grad students. Each Sunday, recommend to your followers a scholar they should follow.
#Academia: a highly populated hashtag on Twitter. As long as your content actually relates to academia, then you should definitely include it for high publicity.
#AcWri (i.e. ‘academic writing’) is especially useful for graduate students seeking out feedback on their essays or theses.
#HigherEd: a generic hashtag that covers any and every topic in higher education, including tuition fees and social culture.
#OnlineLearning: as the hashtag indicates, #OnlineLearning is suitable for discussing online courses, blended learning, social media and all topics that are both academic and digital.
#EdResearch: the perfect hashtag to showcase your latest academic and scientific research.
#Edu: a very generic hashtag that includes all education levels, anywhere from primary schooling to continuing programs. If you’re looking to join the global education conversation, #edu is the way to go.