Giftsession Linkedin Feb 17 2010Presentation Transcript
Get . Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) Session –Bow Valley College Feb 17, 2010
Welcome! Introductions What is Digital Identity? What are Social Media and Social Networking? Why are they important? What is LinkedIn? Basic profile Networking Groups and professional development Job searching Anything else? Some references
Social Media Revolution Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
What is Digital Identity? University of Reading (UK) defines ‘Digital Identity’ as: “the persona an individual presents across all the digital communities in which he or she is represented.” DI has two parts: What you say/do online (you can control) What others say about you (no control) http://thisisme.reading.ac.uk
What is Social Media? Mediais an instrument for communication to you: newspaper or a radio (one way) Social media is also a social instrument of communication Social media is a websitethat doesn't just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. (ie. Provides a way for you to make comments, vote, recommend, rate, etc.) Social media is a two way communication tool http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/social-media.htm
What is Social Networking? Social Networking is basically networking (building connections, communities, groups) by using social media tools http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/social-network.htm http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/socialnetwork_b.htm
Why Are Digital Identity, Social Media and Social Networking Important? They have changed the way we think about privacy They are changing the way we communicate Many employers “google” candidates—what they find determines if you receive an interview What you do online remains there forever—there is no past history any more They are becoming a primary recruitment and job search tool Social media and help or hurt your life, career, relationships, etc. Changes in Law have not kept up with changes in technology They are here to stay (in some form)! Within the next few years they will be an expectation
What is ? LinkedIn is a social networking tool designed specifically for: Building business connections Marketing and advertising Job searching Hiring and recruiting staff (it’s like a professional version of Facebook) www.linkedin.com
. Runs on the “friends” or “contacts” concept Consists of: Profile Friends Groups Discussions Blogs Widgets
. Youtube Video on LinkedIn: Go to www.youtube.com Type “LinkedIn” into the search bar—you will find many videos on LinkedIn and how to use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsXZ5ET9-bA
. Renate’s Profile http://ca.linkedin.com/in/renatedonnovan BVC Instructor’s group on LinkedIn BVC BlackBoard support group Others?
Resources LRS – Teaching and Learning Centre (Andy and Laura) LinkedIn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsXZ5ET9-bA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9z_k8sbdKc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ofuNt6Abk Social Media Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8 Digital Identity: http://thisisme.reading.ac.uk
Resources Social Media: Blog created by the Office of the Canadian Privacy commissioner that discusses digital safety http://blog.privcom.gc.ca/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc&feature=related http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/worklife/11/05/cb.social.networking/index.html http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2009/10/26/social-networking-dos-and-donts/ http://mashable.com/2009/02/27/social-media-for-business-2/ Books: Alba, Jason. I’m On LinkedIn: Now What? Schepp, B & Schepp D. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace.