Social video offers new avenue for students, colleges to connect

Prospective college students can spend hours on a road trip or combing different websites to learn about schools, but a newer, faster option has emerged, U.S. News and World Report reports. Colleges and prospective students are hopping on the social video bandwagon to catch each other’s attention. Students can get a glimpse of an Oregon State University fashion show, a business school reunion at Stanford University or statues at Xavier University through Vine. Since Vine launched in January, at least 36 colleges have started using it, according to a June article from EdTech Magazine. “We thought it’s something we should jump on,” says Colin Huber, a writer and social media coordinator for Oregon State University. The school posted its first Vine video in February.

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