Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tips for your blog or website: The ABCs of landing pages that work

Below are some useful tips on making the most of the landing page on blogs and websites. Thanks to Copyblogger who has given permission to reproduce the infographic a landing page is any page on a website where traffic is sent … Continue reading

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Social Media and becoming a Digital Scholar

In December 2014 I was invited by Professor Albert Sangrà to speak at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Whilst there I also ran a workshop for the Edul@b research team to look at how social media could be … Continue reading

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Using Pinterest to bookmark those special things buried in the too-wide web

Introduction Pinterest provides a space to save ideas that you want to come back to, by capturing an image or video file and the URL connected to this item as a Pin. Pins are visual bookmarks for interesting things you find … Continue reading

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A Dr Seuss inspired Guide to using Twitter

Some excellent tips weaved into this humorous Dr Seuss inspired Guide to Twitter created by Hootsuite. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media dashboard that can help you to manage and measure your social networks.  It enables  you to: Manage multiple … Continue reading

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A scaffolded approach to develop digital and social media skills to support PERSONALised student PPDP

  PPDP is personal and professional development planning Providing students opportunities to develop professional digital and social media skills can support meaningful engagement with personal and professional development (PPDP).

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Emoticons and emojis: a brief introduction to the history and current use in social media dialogue

What is an emoticon? An emoticon is short for ’emotion icon’ and is a visual representation of a facial expression or body posture to convey mood, attitude or emotion used initially in e-mail and text messages. The most well known is the … Continue reading

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