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Friday, 01 July 2011
The ME Project uses social media to provide young people with help and guidance
The ME Project is a new initiative developed by ECU that uses social media tools to provide young people with inspiration and guidance.
It works by matching likes, tastes and interests with uni courses to help determine the future. Well almost!
This innovative approach has been created primarily for high school students. Visitors to the website simply upload an image of a room, a scene or an object that they like or find inspiring and the ECU team does the rest. The team tag specific items in the photo, relating them to current ECU courses.
For example, a photo of bedroom study corner featuring a computer and an aquarium might be tagged with Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) and Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology).
This innovative approach may just give potential students the key to their future.
Cat Watkins, 15, used The Me Project and said it was a great way of investigating her education opportunities after high school.
“I found The ME Project to be a really useful tool in helping me to decide what I want to do when I leave school. It helped to look at other people’s tagged pictures too, as they also gave a range options to consider,” Cat said.
She said she liked the look and feel of the website, including the Polaroid-effect photos.
“I’ve already told all my friends about it.”
Please visit The Me Project Website for further information.