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An Interview With Auburn University’s Robert French, Creator of PROpenMic

Sunday, July 13th, 2008
note: Robert pointed out that I had a little typo in my title. "Univesity" has been changed to "University" in the title, but remains"Univesity" in the URL. [display_podcast] Robert French teaches at Auburn University in Alabama—most of his courses involve some form of emerging digital and social media. His goal is to get students involved in experiences beyond reading, to get them engaging in the real world. Robert originally became interested in digital media for education back in 2000 when he started using a content management system in the classroom. He later adopted blogs in the classroom, and saw an opportunity for his students to network with PR practitioners online whom they may never otherwise have met. He also recognized that online communication would probably have a strong place in the future of PR. This has shaped his courses at Auburn. This spring, Robert launched PROpenMic, the social network connecting Public Relations students, professors and practitioners. The network has already led to some valuable connections . Site From the Show The New PR Wiki PROpenMic Ning.com Book Recommendations—Books About People and Culture All The King's Men To Kill a Mockingbird Thanks Robert!