I've been thinking for a while now that I need to collate all the projects I have carried out on social media connected to learning. I've worked across and in between multiple higher education sites and within the cultural heritage sites with this work for a number of years. All along, building my understanding and … Continue reading Social Media and Learning – sharing my journey
Social media for learning is one of the best resources available to us. I’m a fan of the access to content that supports our growth for learning. Active participation, or even being an elegant lurker, allows for the engagement that can trigger ideas, inspiration, connections, and possibility. The chance to explore ideas connected to current … Continue reading The 101 of Tweet Chat participation
Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney as a Visiting Research Fellow. We have been exploring how we can engage education audiences with learning and social media (you can read more here and here on initial thinking). It has been such an exciting adventure … Continue reading #MuseumEdOz is launched
A fellow passionate social media user for professional connections pinged me a great blog post that made me think about the value of tweets and how we critically read them. Jan (@Janpcim) and I have regularly talked about the value of social media for us as educators. We are both advocates of this way of working and … Continue reading The 9 commandments of Tweets that add no value
Over two days I was involved in what I’m calling a Think Tank. Great brains from different parts of the world, at different stages in their research, and indeed careers, all in one room discussing what is means to be a Digital Academic in the contemporary environment of higher education. As a part of the … Continue reading #AcademicsWhoTweet meets #digitalacademics
I'm writing a book chapter at the moment that celebrates pre-service teachers use of Twitter while studying visual arts as a part of their teacher education studies. I thought I would share some of the findings that I will share in the publication to get your response. I have been exploring the data through Wenger's (1998, 2000) Community of Practice framework. The … Continue reading Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use
I just read Thesis Whisperers latest post about Why do academics work so much? And I couldn’t help but find myself nodding at pretty much everything at that Inger wrote. I too have an extended break (but not because I’m transiting positions across universities). I had the joy of having all of December and early January … Continue reading Starry Ideas: What has caught my eye while learning to STOP!