Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CFHE Video, “Teaching Millions or Making Millions”: Let’s Go Viral!

CFHE Video, “Teaching Millions or Making Millions”: Let’s Go Viral!

You are getting this message from the Steering Committee of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education because you have attended CFHE events or expressed support for the principles of CFHE.
As you know, the goal of CFHE member organizations has been to change the national conversation about higher education by including more voices in the debate, especially those of faculty, staff, students, parents, and others from the communities surrounding our campuses.
Toward that end, CFHE has authored research and working papers on a variety of topics and is actively looking for additional ways to reach out beyond just the ranks of faculty and staff.
We are writing to ask our supporters for help in getting the word out about a new project, a short video based on a series of working papers we recently released.

About the Video
As you may know, we recently released a series of working papers on online higher education.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to read those papers, they can be found at futureofhighered.org/workingpapers.
Our goal in writing the papers was to encourage parents and students, as well as journalists, legislators, and others outside the academy, to look beyond the hype of online vendors.  As we have all seen, too often these companies make fantastic (and unrealistic) promises for their wares, rarely mentioning the huge profits being made along the way.
The 5-minute video has been designed to engage a general, non-academic audience and to raise enough questions to entice viewers to read the papers in full on our website.
We’re excited to announce that it was released today and is already garnering attention from a wide audience.
It can be viewed on our website at http://futureofhighered.org/ and on YouTube at http://youtu.be/7vkKPt0Aacg.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video!

How You Can Help
Our supporters will be crucial in helping us disseminate the video and get more public conversation about the issues raised in it and in our working papers.
Here’s what you can do to help build the “buzz”:
1. Share the link for the video, http://youtu.be/7vkKPt0Aacg, among your network of contacts via email, websites, Facebook, Twitter, or however you communicate with people.  The hashtags for Twitter at #FutureofHE and #MakingMillions.
2. If you are a member of organizations that might be interested in the issues the video raises, please share the link with them and request that it be shared on the organizational website, through social media, and by email with members.

If you are willing to help out in these or any other ways, please reply to this message and let us know!
Thanks so much for your help with this project and for your support of higher education.
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

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