The Linked thIng

This is week 7 in our 10(?) things for USQ 23 Things sequence and our thing is LinkedIn. Our blogger of the week, Ron Pauley, has produced an informative post about LinkedIn, which alerted me to some features and uses I hadn’t paid much, if any, attention to. I’ve had a profile on LinkedIn for several years, possibly since soon...

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The thing about copyright

The thing about copyright that makes it a nuisance is that it is complicated. That’s what makes it an interesting topic for number 6 of the 10 USQ 23 Things. It’s also what makes me want to avoid dealing with it whenever I can. The post by Tahnee Pearse lays out some useful information about copyright in the Australian context and...

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The video thing

This week on USQ 23 Things our thing is video and the post begins with the claim that video is worth a thousand words. It cites Forrester Research(?) as having shown that 1 minute of video is equivalent to 1000 words. That’s arguable. If a picture is worth a 1000 words (cliche) and video delivers 25 frames per second is...

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Private and confidential things

Thing 4 among the 10 USQ 23 Things is Privacy and Confidentiality. When the post first went up yesterday it did not identify the author and I thought at the time that was carrying privacy and confidentiality to extremes. That omission has now been remedied and we know that it was posted by Tim McCallum. The post also broke new ground...

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23 tweets?

USQ 23 Things is into its second week and the topic is Twitter. The post for this week provides a basic description of Twitter, suggests ways that it might be used for academic work, and explains how to get started. Our task is to join Twitter (done some years and 6000+ tweets ago), follow some new people from the 23...

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23 Things?

A while back I was invited to participate in a USQ Library pilot of a 23 Things project. I was specifically invited to contribute to discussion around the use of sites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu for building academic profile but I was also encouraged to participate in the rest of the project. My specific part comes toward the end of the...

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SITE International Symposium – University of Canterbury

On Monday and Tuesday of this week I attended the SITE International Symposium 2014 Future focussed teacher education: Inspiring with digital technologies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am grateful for support of SoTEEC and FoBELA for financial and logistical support for my attendance. This was a small symposium with just 2 keynotes, 17 refereed presentations, and some...

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Digital paradoxes around openness

I just got back from from listening to Penny Carnaby from Lincoln University in New Zealand talking about Embracing the Digital Paradox! Exploring the impact of the Canterbury Earthquakes (a natural disaster) on scholarship, learning and teaching. That was mostly about the aftermath of the Canterbury/Christchurch earthquakes, the roles played by digital media in providing support for people immediately and more...

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EDUsummIT, NTLS, and SITE Executive

From September 29 to October 7 I was in Washington, DC, where I participated in a series of meetings associated with my involvement in the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) and my role as Editor of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). EDUsummIT ran from Monday, September 30 until Wednesday, October 2. The National Technology Leadership...

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SITE 2013 report

During the week from 24 to 29 March I attended the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) which was held in New Orleans. I was grateful for Faculty support, both financial and for time away to attend the conference. The necessities of travel resulted in some free time on the weekend prior to the conference...

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