The Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in Wisconsin’s postsecondary educational institutions.
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Can you believe the WASFAA spring conference was a month ago? Time sure flies in the spring. Whether you were able to make it to the conference or not, the Innovations Committee is happy to provide you with a recap from the perspective of our members—those who participated in the backchannel on Twitter, specifically.
Approximately 20 WASFAA members took to Twitter during the spring conference, resulting in over 250 tweets over three days. If you were in attendance, you likely caught some of those tweets projected on the big screen before our meals. Attendees shared their notes from conference sessions, discussed related issues they were involved with on campus, and provided photographic evidence of all the fun we had together.
One of the benefits of a Twitter backchannel is that it’s not location-specific. A few of our financial aid colleagues from other states (Missouri and Ohio, specifically), joined in to add their thoughts or react to notes from the excellent sessions. Another benefit of Twitter is that tweets last a long time. If you would like to take a peek at the backchannel, every single tweet has been included in this Storify summary. Big thanks to Melissa Haberman for compiling all of the tweets as soon as the conference wrapped up. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, this will be an easy summary to follow; she’s even provided headings to indicate what sessions the tweets were from.
We’re keeping this blog post short and sweet, hoping that you’ll check out the Storify. If you’re itching to join in at the next conference, we’re here to help! The Innovations Committee plans to provide Twitter tutorials onsite to help you be a part of the online conversation.
If you have a chance to check out the Storify, let us know what you thought in the comments.