Show biz cardBlog – mainstay – longer posts, Twitter – networking, connecting, discussing, sharing (two audiences overlap but not same)Tumblr – there was a gap I hadn’t appreciated, things I never quite got around to blogging, use it as easy blogging, harvesting(incidentally, would make good eportfolio tool)
And my distribution will be different from others – any one of these could be your main identity, eg YouTube
Find new tools all the timeAlso they impact on each other, twitter has changed blogging (lots of blogging was just sharing links, less need to do this now, also lot of discussion takes place in twitter, linking, etc)
2.7 comments per post – so don’t expect high ration of commenters to subscribersTook good year to get goingCan’t predict what is a popular post
Jim Groom – if we stop talking about blogging we can begin to think of it as an easy publishing platform, or whatever
Courses being delivered through blogs – quite a good platform, have comments embedded in each post, subscribe so get updates, can incorporate media and tools easily, easy to use, on the fly deliveryEmbed is all you need – embed blurs distinction between tools and content – quickly we move to a PLE/VLE
Run through it, (show Friendfeed)Take Flickr photoUse blip.fm
RSS, following, embed, favouriting – really simple ways of sharing
BSRTechnological determinism – park it, blogging won’t make it happen, but it’ll certainly put you in a place where you have to wilfully ignore it
As you blog/twitter etc you will be exposed to what others do and inevitably you incorporate this into pratice. Took me a while to start embedding multimedia now most posts have image/video/slidecast/music – low threshold multimedia
At Making Connections was struck by how bad a lot of presentations by OU people are – I ‘m not saying I’m good, but again by being active nline you a) watch a lot of other people and b) become aware of more media you can use
You’ll never put up with LTS sucking their teeth again – you know it’s easy, and if it isn’t we need to make it so
It’s all very well but it takes time so what do I get out of it?
I don’t like going to conferences particularly yet I have a global network of peers which previously would have meant I’d have to be on the conference circuit. Can do both of course. Dfferent networks,Show my network
Asking questions, getting help. Can be really invaluable – but can be overworked and you’ll get the dreaded JFGI responseShow twitter search
Stream of stuff – twitter becomes RSS reader, sharing knowledge about tools, reports, bids, conferences, etc. I often sit on on live stream events of my online friends presenting stuff and comment in real time.
What gets attention online is still difficult to gauge but for instance if you start thinking of your powerpoint deck as an object that exists out there (eg in slideshare), then having the default OU template won’t grab peopleShow slideshare
Cardiff group – now better connected in ‘real’ cardiff than ever beforeALT-C
Again, by exposure and playing around with stuff yourself you will at leas have to address some of these issues, which in the privileged world of academia we can ignore
You can’t help but know what’s going on, either in your field or wider cf Iran elections
Like rights, open access, new types of publishing
Show twitpic – fun ideas that act as social objects – people discuss them or riff off them
Show vidI don’t want to go into the dig natives stuff but certainly if we want to explore how these tools can be used we need to be using them as part of everyday life.
A space to explore new ideas, play around with stuff which formal routes don’t really allow.New types of creativity – is remix the digital skill?
Avoiding the B word<br />What
if we didn’t understand what we do in education with blogs as “blogging” but as a quick and easy way to publish online within a learning community? Or a place to feature a portfolio of students’ best work? Or a site where professors and staff track their professional and personal development? <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/2554380692/<br />
Talking about sharing<br />I have
been asked to participate in many projects over the years that start once … organizations notice that they have a lot in common with others and decide that it would be a good idea to collaborate, to share “best practices” or “data” or whatever...<br />But inevitably, these projects spend an enormous amount of time defining what is to be shared, figuring out how to share it, setting up the mechanisms to share it, and then…not really sharing much.”<br />Now I contrast that with the learning networks which I inhabit, and in which every single day I share my learning and have knowledge and learning shared back with me. I know it works.(Scott Leslie)<br />Dominoes - http://www.flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/3233372652/<br />
The cost of sharing has
disappeared<br />…but we act as if it hasn’t<br />Remember Cassette tapes? - http://www.flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2666112988/<br />
How often do we use
this type of sharing in our teaching or research?<br />Sharing by ryancr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/<br />