On the 9th April we launched the @Arras95 campaign. @Arras95 aims to surface a key, but lesser taught, turning point of the War, providing an innovative opportunity for others to learn about and engage in discussion about this historical event. @Arras95 will increase the visibility of open content around this one focal point, providing teachers, students and the general public with a wealth of resources for free use and adaption. We are also asking online communities to contribute facts and content around the historical event that can be released as OER. We will be adding any open content to our Resource Library and building an archive of all the information that comes in via Twitter. You can read more about @Arras95 in this blog post.
Here is a summary of Week One on the battlefield
- 665 tweets sent using the #arras95 hashtag (not including our own account).
- 265 followers.
- 71 items of open content about the Battle of Arras added to our resource library.
- 6 new articles contributed to our site as OER. Most Popular being ‘Arras the forgotten Battlefield‘ contributed by historian Paul Reed with 156 views.
- 4 co-live tweeters @8thEastLancs @15thBnCef @2ndCMR @DBS48
- 2 x KML layers from OER created – Military Maps from Wikimedia and Edward Thomas’ Journey to Arras
- 1008 visits to our site, with Twitter being the highest driver of traffic.
Over the following week we hope to drive more interest in our Google Event Map and feed in the geotagged tweets from our Twitter account.