Building on my growing (and unjustified) reputation as a fashionista, this is my Spring 2012 collection (of slides) for “FASH325 Multimedia Fashion Presentations” students. This presentation is part information management, part online persona, and part marketing. It’s intended to be an overview of what 21st century graduates should be aware of in terms of online [...]
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In the past couple of years, I have shared my story of how I use social media for professional development and web 2.0 as my “extended brain.” I have prepared a workshop titled “Building your personal learning network: DIY professional development,” and I hope you can join me this Wednesday, February 22, or the following [...]
As 2011 slowly drifts away, I’d like to come back to a topic that has been on my mind a lot this year, and speculate on some trends for the upcoming decade. That topic is curation. As we have all noticed, information available on the internet is limitless, and the frontier of that universe is [...]
Here is a quote from D’Arcy Norman about activities happening in a learning management system that might appeal to subscribers to this blog. Can you think of learning activities you currently conduct behind closed doors that could benefit from being release to the public web?
Don’t worry, I won’t pretend I’m any kind of fashion expert… I’m not quite a candidate for What Not To Wear, or a featured creature on People of Walmart, but I’m no P. Diddy either! This semester, I have been asked to be a guest speaker in the “FASH325 Multimedia Fashion Presentations” course, one section [...]
The state of Missouri has passed a law to prevent teachers from friending students on social media sites. Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, aims to fight inappropriate contact between students and teachers, including protecting children from sexual misconduct by their educators. It is named after a Missouri public [...]
It doesn’t take much to trigger an awesome experience. In the following case, all that was needed was 140 characters and a low-quality picture taken by a cellphone. The Twitter Scavenger Hunt is a friendly competition, initiated by the University of Memphis. Journalism students are given the task to find points of interest, to interview [...]
The internet is an endless and ever-growing pool of resources. It is frightening to think of everything we can find on the web, and even scarier to think of everything we’ll never have time to find and consult. So how do we deal with this over-abundance of information? We focus our attention to what we [...]
Posted in Social Media on Jul 25th, 2011
We’re hearing a lot of stories related to social media making us lazy (the new buzzword is “slacktivism”), like the latest one from Dean Obeidallah on CNN.com. Yet, it seems more and more students are finding value in using them to land jobs. Just look at this story from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada describing [...]
My good friend Nate Angell from rSmart moderated a session called “Sakai vs the World Wide Web 2.0: To Facebook or Not to Facebook?” at the 2011 Sakai conference in Los Angeles. He does not know that, but I’m the one who “planted” that topic as a potential session for the conference, and he’s the [...]