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  1. 1. Building and Extending Your Professional Network through Social Networking Applications John Miller and Cathy Walker TESC SON Lectureship May 15, 2009
  2. 2. Look at the tools. 1. Facebook, LinkedIn,Twitter, Plurk 2. Wikispaces, Edublogs, Nings 3. YouTube, TeacherTube 4. flickr, picasaweb, Voicethread 5. SecondLife, WoW 6. Slideshare, Scribd 7. del.icio.us, Diigo 8. Blogspot, Wordpress 9. Skype, ooVoo 10. Others
  3. 3. Build a social network. 1. Start by friending others that you know are using the tools. 2. Look at friends of theirs. Interact with them. 3. Invite them to be your friends. 4. Lurk at these sites. Contribute: Networks are built on content. 5. Learn about conferences and resources. 6. Look for professional groups you belong to or would like to belong to. Join them. Contribute. 7. Professional versus private networks. Overlap?
  4. 4. How will these tools help you? 1. Information, resources 2. Jobs 3. Presentations 4. Conferences 5. Classroom teaching 6. Software, hardware 7. Social friends of like mind
  5. 5. Market yourself and your ideas. 1. Share about all your presentations at social sites. 2. Tell others what you do through blogging and micro- blogging. 3. Provide notes for your presentations without printing paper and by directing people to the actual sites. 4. Create your network before you need it, so when you do need it, it is in place. 5. Develop a following of your own. 6. Offers to present or interact with others will follow. 7. Market yourself carefully, keeping in mind that blatant marketing can shoot itself in the virtual foot.
  6. 6. Go to the tools. 1. Blogger: http://blogger.com 2. del.icio.us: http://delicious.com 3. Facebook: http://facebook.com 4. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com 5. Nings: http://ning.com 6. ooVoo: http://oovoo.com 7. Second Life: http://secondlife.com 8. Scribd: http://scribd.com 9. Skype: http://skype.com 10. SlideShare: http://slideshare.net 11. TeacherTube: http://teachertube.com 12. Twitter: http://twitter.com 13. Plurk: http://plurk.com 14. WikiSpaces: http://wikispaces.com 15. Wordpress: http://wordpress.org 16. YouTube: http://youtube.com 17. CoverItLive: http://coveritlive.com 18. Others
  7. 7. Get the notes and contact us. MUVErs, LLC: http://muvers.org 1. Presentation slides 2. Video links 3. Blog links 4. Email 5. Skype, ooVoo 6. Second Life avatars John Miller, Co-founder of MUVErs and nursing faculty at Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA USA, http://www. tacomacc.edu/home/jmiller/index.htm Cathy Walker, Co-founder of MUVErs, faculty and technology director, St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, AR USA

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