TikTok University: Can TikTok be a Tool for Students and Teachers? (hosted by Stanford University)

Are you a student or teacher? Should you become a TikTok creator? The answer might surprise you.




What are the opportunities and risks – professional and personal – of TikTok for teachers, students, researchers, postdocs, and others in higher education? With an estimated 1 billion monthly users worldwide and over 65 million users in the United States, TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, specializing in 15-second to 3-minute videos. It is also one of the youngest, with approximately one-third of users between 10-19 years of age.

Academics, who have been using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and academia.edu for years, are now increasingly becoming TikTok creators, some garnering hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of likes. What have they found are the opportunities and limitations of the TikTok platform for promoting learning and knowledge? What should you know if you’re considering becoming a TikTok professor?

Join a diverse panel of academic TikTok creators as they share their advice on:

How to understand the TikTok platform

How to help colleagues, students, and the general public via TikTok

How TikTok might help (or harm) an academic career

How to avoid common creator mistakes

How to deal with inherent risks of the TikTok platform

How to manage your professional reputation on social media

How to decide whether using TikTok is right for you

Panelists (subject to change)

Alyce Mayfosh (@dr.fosh)

Alina Scott (@herstorian)

Nellie Tran (@drnellie)

Christopher Rea (@christophergrea)

Tom Mullaney (@firstgenprofessor)

Promo Codes (use during checkout)

Students: tiktokstudent

First Gens: firstgen

Note: According to Center for First-generation Student Success, “being a first-gen student means that your parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree.”

(Self-reporting only. Our honor system is… We trust you!)

The event is finished.


Oct 04 2021


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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