Empa Edtec Talk April 2010

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This is for a short talk I gave at the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. It was a just an informal chat to colleagues, and it's very basic.

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Empa Edtec Talk April 2010

  1. 1. Some useful (and simple) tools for Education (and Research) http://www.andrewmurphie.org/blog/?p=120 Monday, 12 April 2010
  2. 2. Tools—what to use, how to link them up • all of the links (and this powerpoint) are online at http:// www.andrewmurphie.org/blog/?p=120 • most of these tools are open source (and free) • all are simple to use, but can take a long way if you wish. • all are things that catalyse education (and research) engagements, rather than “replacing” them • I won’t show you how to use these .. they’re simple and instructions online .. but happy to chat any time • online you’ll also find a simple list of tools (including some I won’t mention today) Monday, 12 April 2010
  3. 3. I’m not going to show you “how to do this ...” • I’m going to show you what you can use • And point you in the right direction to “DIY” ... Monday, 12 April 2010
  4. 4. you can think of all this as various combinations of apps, tags and feeds ... Monday, 12 April 2010
  5. 5. WordPress (and WPmu) [the latter is WP Multi-user] Monday, 12 April 2010
  6. 6. WordPress (single user) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  8. 8. the “back end” Monday, 12 April 2010
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  10. 10. WPmu Monday, 12 April 2010
  11. 11. front page Monday, 12 April 2010
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  13. 13. individual blogs on the WPmu site Monday, 12 April 2010
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  16. 16. you might notice that these blogs often carry the same posts Monday, 12 April 2010
  17. 17. syndication—they syndicate with each other ... Monday, 12 April 2010
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  19. 19. this is one kind of feed Monday, 12 April 2010
  20. 20. some course blogs on WPmu Monday, 12 April 2010
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  23. 23. internal tags Monday, 12 April 2010
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  25. 25. you can subscribe to a blog’s feed students (and staff) on Twitter, using the “hashtag” #arts1090 Monday, 12 April 2010
  26. 26. in passing, before retuning to WPmu—Twitter (which is indeed boring for socialising at times, but wonderful for research) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  28. 28. my Twitter feed Monday, 12 April 2010
  29. 29. eco interests groups media interests music interests Monday, 12 April 2010
  30. 30. Research Collaborator (only know him from online) not quite sure who these are now! Monday, 12 April 2010
  31. 31. almost “real-time” search for Walt Whitman Monday, 12 April 2010
  32. 32. and, as everywhere, customisable feeds are here as well Monday, 12 April 2010
  33. 33. someone I followed and who followed me back, as a result of preparing this talk Monday, 12 April 2010
  34. 34. but where do feeds go? Well, everywhere you want them to (almost) Monday, 12 April 2010
  35. 35. you can subscribe to a blog’s feed students (and staff) on Twitter, using the “hashtag” #arts1090 or have a feed delivered from elsewhere Monday, 12 April 2010
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  37. 37. Some other WPmu Sites (University of Mary Washington Blogs) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  39. 39. some of the umwblogs courses Monday, 12 April 2010
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  44. 44. feeds again! if I click here in Firefox ... this comes up Monday, 12 April 2010
  45. 45. one place these can go! Monday, 12 April 2010
  46. 46. Google Reader (integrates with everything else “google”) Monday, 12 April 2010
  47. 47. bringing this course feed into my personal Google Reader Monday, 12 April 2010
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  51. 51. finally, a research blog, which can easily and quickly feed into course blogs (and vice versa) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  54. 54. crucial point about blogs ... when you link to another blog, they get a “ping back” to their blog. Since they are usually curious to see who’s interesting in them, they check your blog out. Before you know it, you have new research collaborators! Monday, 12 April 2010
  55. 55. Delicious—online tagging Monday, 12 April 2010
  56. 56. two buttons I’ve added to my Firefox browser btw—the Firefox browser has lots of great add-ons! Monday, 12 April 2010
  57. 57. tag Monday, 12 April 2010
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  59. 59. my delicious page Monday, 12 April 2010
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  68. 68. RSS • all this happens via RSS ... Really Simple Syndication Monday, 12 April 2010
  69. 69. Firefox picks up RSS whenever it’s available Monday, 12 April 2010
  70. 70. but it’s more often than not there on the page anyway Monday, 12 April 2010
  71. 71. ... at the bottom of the Guardian page there’s a good descriptions of how to use the Guardian’s feeds Monday, 12 April 2010
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  73. 73. btw—another Firefox add-on replaces the given ads with environmentally sensitive ads Monday, 12 April 2010
  74. 74. but what‘s this other button? Monday, 12 April 2010
  75. 75. Zotero (basically an Endnote replacement, add-on to Firefox) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  78. 78. Monday, 12 April 2010
  79. 79. the bottom right hand corner of my browser Monday, 12 April 2010
  80. 80. Clicking there brings up the Zotero windows Monday, 12 April 2010
  81. 81. click here and you automatically add the reference Monday, 12 April 2010
  82. 82. tags again Monday, 12 April 2010
  83. 83. you can add notes Monday, 12 April 2010
  84. 84. this goes for all of your references Monday, 12 April 2010
  85. 85. you can link references to each other Monday, 12 April 2010
  86. 86. you can export references in a wide variety of formats, and I think there is a Word plug-in, etc Monday, 12 April 2010
  87. 87. however, you can also upload and synchronize your Zotero library via the Internet, and share across computer whether these are yours or, via the formation of Zotero groups, others you’re collaborating with .. students, or other researchers (or both!) Monday, 12 April 2010
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  89. 89. Zotero is courtesy of the Center for History and Digital Media at George Mason University ... Monday, 12 April 2010
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  91. 91. They make other open access tools Monday, 12 April 2010
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  93. 93. Omeka is one of these ... an online exhibition tool Monday, 12 April 2010
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  95. 95. some examples—and this could be used for research, community engagement (eg oral history) and teaching Monday, 12 April 2010
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  100. 100. http://www.andrewmurphie.org/blog/?p=120 Monday, 12 April 2010

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