So maybe I’m boasting, but, as a product of the mid 20th century North American educational system, my high numbers on SlideShare make me feel good ;->
Online identity is increasingly important, and this slide presentation by Steve Wheeler of Plymouth University lays out a framework fr thinking about it. The video by Kelly Holborow, a few frames in, is informative and beautiful –
I’ve just finished reading a very exciting book about social media. I loved it because it –
- covered social media from the basics of what it is and how it’s affecting us
- described the most well-known examples of social media applications
- gave examples of the power and reach of social media
- revealed how virality happens
- warned against the inherent dangers in social media
- clarified how social media makes money
- analyzed the impact of customers using social media on brands
- spelled out the current state of social media marketing and business
- called for using social media for Social Good,
I know that language is constantly changing; we don’t talk or write the way Shakespeare or Jane Austen did. Language evolves over time. The most important aspect of language use is that the meaning is clear.
Before I describe how to use Evernote to send audio feedback to students, please allow me a moment to crow. I just recently (and possibly temporarily) passed the 2000 followers mark on Twitter, (@joanvinallcox). I don’t play “get followers” games; I mostly use Twitter for professional development and a little friendly curiosity. I follow-back accounts that look like real people who are interested in the same things I am, and/or might have helpful information for my PD. And I tweet and/or re-tweet what interests me.
This fall, I am teaching a 3rd year university course, as I have for a few years. In “Oral Rhetoric”, I get the students to focus on their formal and informal speaking skills. I use two books as my most important resources:
- Thank You for Arguing, What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs; and
- Talking From 9 to 5 by Deborah Tannen.