readabout.me isn't just a great tool for your institution, it's also important for your students
as well. By using the platform, you'll be
promoting their accomplishments on readabout.me
and creating a positive
online presence for them, which can help them land jobs or
internships. So make sure that your students and administrators know about your use of
the platform and are on board!
Here are some resources that will help get you started:
This presentation will help you educate your senior leadership about how your use of
readMedia's software is driving enrollment, retention and outcomes.
A students guide to readabout.me.
This guide will walk students through the steps of claiming their readabout.me profile.
Here are a few examples of how schools are promoting readabout.me on campus:
•Web pages devoted to readabout.me
•Display posters on campus
•Articles in campus newsletters and newspapers
•Include readabout.me information in freshman’ orientation packets
•Promote readabout.me at orientation to parents and students
Here's an email template we recommend:
Key things to know:
The information contained in hometown news stories is covered under FEPRA as "directory
information", so you do not need to have students "opt-in" to allow you to write stories about
Students should have the ability to "opt-out" of releasing directory information, and you should
know who has opted out and not include those students in your spreadsheets. Check with your
registrar or student records office to find out about your institution's opt-out process.
This readMedia blog post, "Communicating readabout.me benefits to students," is also worth checking out.