Thing 17 – Geo-location Tools

Go to Geocaching.com to learn more and try the app. See if you can locate a geocache in your area and share your adventure on your blog. OR Explore one of the other apps created at The University of Edinburgh and write about this on your blog. OR Share on your blog another geolocation app that…

Thing 17 – Geo-location Tools

Thing 16 – OneNote and ClassNotebook

Try using OneNote on your pc/laptop/device. Create a new Notebook, add some sections, pages, and try out the features. Use the Interactive Guidance Videos to learn your way around the platform. Write a short blog post detailing your use of OneNote and how this may/may not be of benefit to you. This Thing got me…

Thing 16 – OneNote and ClassNotebook

Thing 15 – Digital Curation

Locate a Tumblr blog in your field or hobby of interest and share this on your blog. OR Search the web for stories about Storify and other content platforms that have closed down, and reflect on why it can be important to own and backup your own content. For this post I think I’ll concentrate…

Thing 15 – Digital Curation

Thing 13 – Video

Thing 13 takes a quick look at YouTube, Vimeo, and Media Hopper. I first started my YouTube account in my very first grad class, Video Design for Learning. It was a convenient way for me to share my work. I continued to use it through grad school. (I think the first assignment was to make…

Thing 13 – Video

Bonus Thing C

Have you or would you now consider creating and sharing any of your own materials as OER? Write an additional post sharing your own OER or reflecting on what OER you may/may not want to openly licence. This week’s things seem to be in my wheelhouse. As I mentioned previously, I first started learning about…

Bonus Thing C

Thing 12 – OER

In hindsight I could have maybe written more in Thing 11, as I didn’t read ahead and made some assumptions about what would appear in Thing 12. I think the Bonus Thing C is more what I was expecting for Thing 12. Anyway, for this Thing, we’ve been asked to: Step 1 Explore Open.Ed and the Edinburgh…

Thing 12 – OER

Thing 11 – Copyright

I first encountered the idea of Creative Commons at the end of my B.Ed program, and deeper dive into it in one or two of my M.Ed program courses. I have attended workshops, courses, conferences, etc. and even delivered training and written online course notes about Creative Commons licensing. I also managed all of the…

Thing 11 – Copyright

Thing 9 – Web Conferencing

Thing 9 in 23ThingsEdUni is actually titled Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra. Video/web conferencing software has been a bit of a crap shoot in my experience. I have experience with Blackboard’s Elluminate (back in the day as a student), Collaborate (as a participant as far back as ETMOOC), Adobe Connect (branded as eClass Live!), and…

Thing 9 – Web Conferencing

Thing 8 – Facebook

Had I taken up this 23 Things challenge a year ago, I could have done the Intermediate stream for thing 8. Last spring I deactivated my Facebook account, keeping FB messenger available. A lot of people didn’t know you could do that. There were a lot of reasons I wanted to leave Facebook, from getting…

Thing 8 – Facebook

Thing 7 – Twitter

This week there were three options for this Thing: beginners activities, intermediate activities, and choose not to sign up. I think this kind of self-selection of activities is something we should see more in courses like this, although I would like to see an “advanced” activity list as well OR have a portion that relates…

Thing 7 – Twitter