During the Lockdown I have decided to undertake the 23 Things hosted by Uni of Edinburgh. I work for Yarra Plenty Regional Library in the State of Victoria in Australia. My branch Library is the wonderful Eltham Library. Back in the day I completed the web 2.0 and original 23 things programs and look forwardContinue reading “Undertaking 23 Things”
I set out to complete this programme towards my continuing professional development and I will definitely tick that box, but since starting the programme and building this blog I have become excited about the opportunity to become much more familiar with the social media platforms my children use so that I can have some fun […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes So it’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, my mocha has somehow mysteriously evaporated and my wife is ignoring me for an afternoon with Assasin’s Creed. I think that means it’s the perfect time for me to write my first official blog po…
It’s been in my mind for quite some time to create a website, having navigated the choppy waters of Twitter and the high seas of YouTube with some success. So when a colleague introduced me to Edinburgh University’s 23Things, the starts aligned. Welcome to hopefully the first of many blog posts. Can’t wait to fill in … Continue reading The Journey Begins →
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!
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Slightly behind schedule with #23thingsEdUni due to limited internet connection but finally I have been able to look through all my online profiles to see what my online presence says about me. A quick Google search brought up my LinkedIn profile and Edinburgh university contact details, my social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading Looking at my digital footprint
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