Women making social media work for good causes
Kate Granger is a witty and engaging woman doctor who has used her experience of being a patient with terminal cancer to launch a campaign that has made life better for thousands of patients worldwide. Watch the video of Kate telling her own story. You can see the impact of the #hellomynameis campaign at http://hellomynameis.org.uk/ and Kate in operation at @GrangerKate.
I met Cristina Vasilica when she was a student at the University of Salford where she is now a lecturer and PhD student in the College of Health and Social Care. She is still in my networks, and so I have seen the good work she does at the Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network (http://gmkin.org.uk/ ) at Facebook as part of her PhD. As it’s a closed group I can’t link to it but if you are from Greater Manchester and could contribute/ benefit, please contact them via the web site or at @gmkin on Twitter. You can find out more about her PhD work here – she is doing practical good and contributing to knowledge.
I came across Lou Mycroft on an online course last year, and she has introduced me to an area and philosophy of education that I knew little of before – social purpose education. Lou works as a teacher educator at Northern College but it isn’t just her student teachers who can learn with and from her – you can too. She is generous in sharing and the TeachNorthern web site is stuffed with goodies and is a jumping off point for even more. Visit the site, follow her on Twitter at @lounorthern
It’s no coincidence that all three of these women are great learners and teachers.