I’ve been both a participant and a moderator in Collaborate Ultra sessions. My experience being a participant is when I attended the online IAD workshop about ‘Engaging students in an online environment’ delivered via Collaborate Ultra. My first thought was that Collaborate Ultra was similar to Youtube that we could watch live video and had… Continue Reading →
Business Social Networking – The Devil, or merely Satan?Okay, so that might be a little bit flippant. In all honesty I have been on LinkedIn for a number of years, so to see that the 23 things had it as something I could look at as an assignment was a …
My responses to this week’s prompts:
A) what you hope to gain out of the 23 Things programme.
I’ve been keen to do the 23 Things programme for some time now. I’ve always been attracted to opportunities for practical professional development. Although I am familiar with some of the things of the 23 Things List (e.g. Twitter, Facebook), but unfamiliar with a lot of other things (e.g. Copyright, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Wikimedia). I’ve been thinking a lot about using social media and digital tools more mindfully and with intention, so I saw this self-directed course as an opportunity to provide myself with a weekly time to dedicate to review, reflect and experiment with different tools. I am also doing the programme alongside a set of other PhD students, which I think will be invaluable to the experience–both in that we are having a shared experience, but also providing one another with diverse perspectives and interpretations of how a tool is beneficial (or not) for our personal workflow. Lastly, I’ve been trying to get into a blogging and into a weekly writing habit for a long time, so I see this course as an opportunity to develop that habit.
I am not affiliated with University of Edinburgh, but I did have a read through the document. I appreciate that there is some formal procedures to consider, though nothing jumped out at me that was particularly alarming. I’m based at the University of Melbourne, so I did some poking around there and came across this: https://students.unimelb.edu.au/explore/appropriate-behaviour/social-media I have seen a lot of professional development upskilling workshops at the Uni aroun social media, but none have explored any guidelines with much depth. I am a frequent user of Twitter and recently came to manage my Centre’s social media platforms, so when I have some time later this week, I think it is worth looking into more closely, to make sure I don’t get myself into any trouble. At the very least, I can use the University of Edinburgh’s guidelines as a template for my behaviour and code of conduct when using social media!
Ciao for now–I’ll check in within the week to update any additional guidelines or knowledge I find from UniMelb re: social media policy!
I have been meaning to start a blog for some time now and it has never been the right time. Then I haphazardly started a blog because I was procrastinating my PhD work and thought I could finally get things moving on blogging last month when I joined a…
As an Android user I’m a big fan of the Podcast Addict app. I use podcasts mainly as a way of learning about subjects I’m interested in and for entertainment purposes. They’re a great way to pass the time while commuting and I’ve been accompanied on many a road trip by my favourite podcasts. They’re … Continue reading 23 Things – Thing 14 – Audio – Podcasts →
Gods! I am so close now I can almost taste victory.So today I was looking into Altmetrics. It’s an interesting tool for looking at engagement with scientific journals and articles. I picked something contemporary and relating to my work.Nature: Regulat…
Over the last several months, I have been a part of Thrive PhD. Which has been a great resource for learning personal and professional skills to help me manage this, at times, chaotic graduate school Read more…
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It’s amazing that you can use a software quite regularly but not really know how to use it or the capabilities that it has? This is where I’m at with the video sharing site, Vimeo. I have created 7 videos and uploaded to Vimeo in the past but until I watched the Lynda.com Vimeo tutorial … Continue reading 23 Things – Thing 13 – Video – Vimeo →
No idea that there is such a large organisation behind Wikipedia, and that they have more projects going on – so amazing! In the Wikimedia group, I’ve only known Wikipedia. It has been a good friend to quickly search for certain terms or events and to gain a basic idea of it. ;p Although indeed…
Or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Pokemon Go:Wow. Where to start here….So I was one of the crazy people who played Ingress, the precursor to Pokemon Go. It was a fun game about taking bases, supporting your “team” and walking about a lot….
I decided to stop using Facebook months before its scandal involving user data. So I won’t discuss the scandal here, but I rather explain why I don’t use facebook anymore. The main reason is that I spent too much time Facebooking! Before quitting, I was convincing myself that Facebook was necessary to keep in touch… Continue Reading →
Thing 12 – Open Educational Resources (OERs), appears to be a topic I need to build my knowledge on. I have used the Open.Ed Media Hopper Channel and Open.Ed website briefly in the past but OERs are definitely not my specialist subject. I found many interesting videos and content while scrolling through the subjects in … Continue reading 23 Things – Thing 12 – Open Educational Resources →