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Participation in a Tweethethon for #gigatownnsn

23 Oct

This is one of the most recent tweethethons I hosted for #gigatownnsn and it was a ball! Probably because over 8 people were in it for the whole duration. There was a prize too, kindly donated by the FLiT team from NMIT. Here’s the link to the Storify site. Continue reading

eLangauges is born

28 Sep

I’m not sure of the exact date or time but elanguages was born to collate and share my thoughts, and some excellent external resources, to improve my professional development in the process. All is going to plan so far. But I know I have a lot more work to do. Continue reading

#edchatnz 4 Sept 2014 – Participation in an online community

5 Sep

Online Communities – The search

27 Aug

Hmm, how does one start looking for online communities?

Well, I thought, if it’s going to take up a substantial amount of my waking hours to participate in online communities, then they have to be highly relevant, interesting, beneficial and ‘chilled’. By ‘chilled’ I mean informal, a community that doesn’t require a ‘legal contract’ to join or commit to.

I’ve come across quite a few in my online travels, and every now and then I have a look, ‘lurk around’, and sometimes even participate.

Here’s a list of some of those communities, according to the Twitter hashtags (Why Twitter? I like the feeling of flying like a free bird when I’m online :-)) Continue reading

Social Media is a tool. How we use it defines us.

16 Aug

“Discovering my personal brand”

This week’s task for SCM501 is about having a personal [online] brand.

I’ll try to address the following items but I can’t guarantee I’ll succeed in explaining it all in one blog post! After all, having a personal brand, online or offline,  is a life-long process, takes maturity and experience, and I don’t think it’s really possible to say “This is my mantra” but we’re more likely to hear “Ah, that must be his/her mantra”. In other words, it has to be earned.

  • explain  what your ‘mantra’ is,
  • how you decided on it
  • what else you need to do to be comfortable with your ‘brand’ and
  • how you might use your blog to start taking control of it.

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