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Giftsession Linkedin Feb 17 2010

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

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