Using Instagram to stay connected with students after the course: Golding

August 19, 2019

After spending a full course forging a connection with students, especially in smaller seminars where the primary pedagogy is discussion, Professor Jonathan Golding asked himself why he was willing to “let it all slip away after a class was over.” In order to stay in touch with students, Golding proceeded to create an Instagram account at the recommendation of his students, where he posts “a photo a few days each week either at work (e.g., leading a discussion in my new senior seminar) or at some event (e.g., a university basketball game).” While acknowledging that this approach is not for everyone, Golding encourages faculty members to “take the plunge” and get to know the joy of staying connected with past students. Inside Higher Ed (International)