Beginning with Social Media

Really useful post from Pam Vreeland on all things social media – and check out her links too – interesting stuff

Learning in an Online and Blended World

Last week I was tasked with putting together a one-page “cheat sheet” on social media for education. Knowing there are thousands of well-done infographics on that very subject, I did what anyone would do… Googled it! And, as I expected, fabulous, creative results.

Social media image

The challenge now is deciding which of the vast resources to share. One I particularly like looks at Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr and digg: That fits because I anticipate my audience is on Facebook, has used YouTube and knows of Twitter, but is unfamiliar with Google+, Tumblr and digg. It is a good opportunity to make them more aware of possibilities they may not think of.

Pinterest is another social media site I want to highlight. Love Pinterest! While a number of people I know use Pinterest, the classroom focus is something instructors may not have thought about. A great “cheat sheet” for…

View original post 370 more words

Interested in Open Research? Sign-up for our School of Open course!

I’ve signed up for this course and it looks fab 🙂

It’s been in the pipeline for a while now, but we’re super excited to announce that our four-week School of OpenOpen Research course opened for sign-up yesterday! You can sign-up to participate in our four-week course until Friday 12 September 2014 with the course starting on Monday 15 September.

So what’s in store for participants? Week one of the course explores the idea of open research and encourages participants to think about the challenges and benefits of open research. In week two we take a closer look at how we can be both open and ethical when conducting research. Week three focuses on open access publishing and disseminating your research. We close the course with week four’s chance to look at where openness makes a difference to evaluation and reflection.

You also have the opportunity to be awarded our very own Open Research badge for participating in, and completing, the…

View original post 175 more words