The recent change from stars to hearts on Twitter aroused a great deal of furore. Many users hated the change for a variety of reasons – some users thought hearts “cissy”, others think ‘Likes’ are a Facebook thing. Some users, like me, felt that Favorite and Like are different things.
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Contributing to blogs is part of many professionals’ jobs these days, not least in HE. This is the second in a series of posts aiming to provide an arsenal of ideas to make writing those posts easier. 2 Re-post blogging This is taking a post or article from another location
Aiming to be a comprehensive resource for HE bloggers, this is the first in an updated series of types of blog post. If you master all of these you’ll never run out of things to post on your blog. Examples are often, but not exclusively, from learning technology blogs. 1:
I took part in the Twitter chat today under the hashtag #foschat. My question was on how to deal with overwhelm. I consider myself pretty digitally literate. I have run a social media company: I have blogged and tweeted for a living. I have blogged since before the word became
This is the year of the hashtag! Hashtags (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag) are being used in emails, forum posts, blog posts, other online services like Instagram or Facebook and even in informal school or college coursework. Children in particular are using hashtags a lot more these days, as evidenced by Hashtag being
I didn’t celebrate my 10-year blogging anniversary, but perhaps I should have! Not many bloggers can claim to have been on the Web for over ten years. In fact I’ve been blogging longer than that. I used to write a regular entry on LitWeb (anyone remember that?) which has now disappeared along
As the subject is an area I’m particularly interested in AND a MOOC I’ve signed up for E-Learning and Digital Cultures at Coursera. I haven’t participated in a MOOC since CCK (Connectivism and Connective Knowledge) and they seem to have many more varieties these days. https://www.coursera.org/course/edc
University of Hull 2012 – based on JISC’S ‘Susie’s Journey’ I’ve just published (on the University of Nottingham Learning Technology Blog) a really useful explanation of Open Badges, from Kirstie Coolin: The Whats and Whys of Open Badges.
While I am blogging more often these days at Learning Technology Blog (from University of Nottingham Learning Technology Section) I’m always intrigued to find out what was on my mind at this time in previous years. Friends on Facebook – fake contacts? I and others were concerned in 2010 with
I find myself somewhat sceptical about the value of user profiles and of so-called communities based around individuals: a social network in fact. Joining a social network and setting up your user profile often gets you nowhere – you know nobody and you cannot communicate with anyone because you have