HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 1

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HBCU Students Manage Your Digital Content Part 1 William Jackson, M.Ed.

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Clubhouse @myquesttoteach Graduate of South Carolina State University


Past HBCU Professor at Edward Waters College Current Professor of Digital and Social Media

Florida State College of Jacksonville

William Jackson, M.Ed. Graduate of South Carolina State University

HBCU students your content creates a unique voice and leaves a digital footprint, your voice can potentially be heard globally expanding your influence and building your PLC – Professional Learning Network. Your content can build a following that may lead to new collaborations on multiple fronts not just in education, but can transfer to business and commerce. Content can unite and connect people, creating community

activist and inspiring community activism in real time.

A growing area seen online is social justice and collaboration where young men and women that have an aptitude for activism express themselves digitally. They share the same passions for social issues that are transformative for their

respective communities.

Social Media platforms started years ago on the premise that the shared passions for giving a voice to the voiceless and provide awareness of how power is managed and taken. The revolution will not only be televised, but it will be Tweeted, Facebooked, Instagramed, Tic Toked and splashed across the screens of smart phones, watches and even the

tablets that will be old and outdated.

The communication tools allowed for the expansion beyond the foundation of just a media platform have been crossed into areas of where media giants are now walking and slowly taking command by implementing algorithms that know your thoughts better than your mama and grand-mama. Finally embracing the once unrecognized digital tools that make up the growing

social media networks.

Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Periscope, Vimeo, Twitter, YouTube and the list of interactive platforms is climbing. HBCU students must be cautious that the very content they post seeking to increase their notoriety, visibility, influence does not take away from future opportunities of employment, leadership advancement and upward progress in socio-economic


Wm Jackson SCSU Grad

“There is nothing like an education from an HBCU college or university. It is beyond books, it is beyond the technology. It touches your very soul!!” Prof. Wm Jackson, M.Ed. Adjunct Edward Waters College 2004 – 2017 and NASA Instructor of Recertification Program

Edward Waters College

is intangible, don’t look for numbers of views or hits look for being influential; driving discussions, creating chances to share ideas and concepts. The platform Club House allows for the sharing of idea, passionate discussions centered around the intellectual not the medicinal languages of medical

weed, psychedelic drugs or deaths caused by opioid.

These are serious discussion, but what expands the mind pulls along the soul and the body. Content is King, and many HBCU students want to be King of some social setting, then prepare your content to influence minds and souls. Competition should not be a priority to make money, collaboration can bring sustained changes in visibility and influences never before known. Who you can connect to in opening doors to collaborate for projects that can potentially reach hundreds or thousands

and potentially millions.

What is your worth can be seen in the projected monetarization of your words, thoughts, expectations and influences. There is no secrete to making your content go viral, much depends on posting the right content at the right time that hits people at that moment where people feel compelled to share and repost. As present and future content creators, HBCU students must be passionate and committed. They cannot afford to be lazy and

complacent if they really want to be engaged and active.

They must spread their innovative and creative wings to achieve their goals because standing still means standing still. Tupac stated, “nothing comes to dreamers except dreams.” HBCU students must work hard and never give up on their dreams, even if family and friends doubt your abilities, intellect, will and even finances to achieve those dreams. Fight with all your might to grow out of complacency and fear, because fear can kill

your dreams.

The ability to transfer thoughts from firing synapsis in the brain to keyboard is a wonderous thing. The mind creating thoughts from electrical impulses that are based on an infrastructure of flesh, fluid and functionality. HBCU students must take opportunities to learn how to direct their thinking to building and continue to rise.

Resources: History of HBCU

The history and importance of the HBCU experience | | Elwood Robinson | TEDxAugusta |

Prof Jackson and Students

William is the digital innovator for his brand My Quest To Teach using the hashtag #MyQuestToTeach sharing his journey teaching,  mentoring,

community activism and community collaborations.

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