Just before you think Medium is just another blogging platform, here are a few cool things that you can do in Medium that makes it an interesting platform to consider for your next teaching, learning and assessment project:
- Claps – instead of showing your appreciation for a post with a single like, you can ‘clap’ to show your support for a post (50 per user). This gives a feel for how well the post is received in the community
- Using the Import function, you can import a post published elsewhere into Medium – you even have a chance to edit it before making it public. You can therefore use Medium to curate your content from the web in one space
- Copy and send the link of your post to someone and they’ll be able to read your draft before you publish (and leave private notes if they have a Medium account). This is really useful for sharing drafts between students / staff and peers.
- Once you have created a publication, it is easy for anyone to add their posts to that publication by tagging their post . This is useful if you have a group or class project.
Hopefully our short series on Medium has inspired you to explore further. If so, leave some comments below.