Years ago we, as lecturers, would deride Wikipedia as an unreliable source on the grounds that anyone can write it. However, the ongoing editing, referencing and curating now make Wikipedia a reasonable starting place in my opinion. If I use it myself how can I object to my students doing so? However, I had no idea… Continue reading Thing 10, Wikimedia
Very excited about this one! Have just had an intimate Collaborate session with myself and can think of lots of great uses for this. Uploading files, chatting and polling were simplicity itself, although choosing the right settings when setting up the session would be key as I found that only one of me had any… Continue reading Thing 9, Collaborate
Facebook is a sort-of irresistible and multi-faceted siren demon in my life. Incredibly useful and efficient, devastatingly needy and time-munching, precariously dangerous (particularly late at night), unbearably annoying yet entirely indispensable. To maintain sanity during the working day I save Facebook exclusively for personal use. However, I did lead a study into student use of Facebook groups which is currently… Continue reading Thing 8, Facebook.
Twitter was the 23 things holy grail for me. The thing I most wanted to get out of the 23 things project was thing 7: to learn to use twitter to keep up with my field. So here I am twittering but not tweeting. Finding people to follow was easy and rewarding. I have already… Continue reading Thing 7, Twitter.
Wow! Humbled. Reading the stories rammed home the value of taking the time to consider these issues … and that Wave tool is really something! My Gene Jury website did OK but there were problems with missing text alternatives. The ease of checking using Wave is a real find. Thank you 23 things!
Luckily for me, diversity includes making allowances for all people including those too busy to keep up with the 23 things timetable. Already hopelessly behind, I have been totally snagged on not being able to coax an avatar out of bitmoji and have now given up until I get myself a better phone. To make up… Continue reading Thing 5, Diversity.
I do not pretend to understand how all the little numskulls inside my phone work and interact with each other but I am pretty sure I do not want the Facebook numskulls having access to my camera. Were they hoping to take my picture when I was not looking, furnish it with a witty comment and share it… Continue reading What, the camera too?
Blogging about blogging. It feels like looking in a mirror pointing at a mirror, and both are things that make me feel very contrary. I don’t really want to gaze upon myself in all my approaching-50-ness, yet I look in every mirror I see. Likewise, while I am typing I find that I am secretly hoping… Continue reading Thing 2, Blogging
Googling myself was both exciting and frightening and I was chuffed to find that the real me was my first hit. I was particularly happy to find that all of the website and image hits that were actually me were connected to my academic pursuits, and that all the other Heather McQueens seemed to be pretty well behaved.… Continue reading Thing 3, My Digital Footprint.
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