Category Archives: Communication tools

Taking ownership of the LinkedIn notification updates you receive

The Notifications tab is your hub for notifications about you, your content, and your connections. You’ll receive notifications for updates about people in your network, the activity of your shares or posts, as well as career opportunities. Notifications prompt you … Continue reading

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How to change your Twitter username and not lose a single follower

There are times when you may wish to change your username, the name or photo on your profile, or any aspect of your bio. You can do this easily by following the steps below. A common change is your username. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Keep calm and carry on learning! by students @Corran_SHU @abbybutler96 @Matty_Trueman @callum_rooney95

From time to time the unexpected happens and it is not possible for staff or students to get into university. This might be through illness, travel issues or as we are currently experiencing adverse weather. Over the last week the … Continue reading

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How to save a hashtag search on Twitter

  Busy conversations If you are a user of Twitter you can’t have escaped noticing the use of hashtags. People use these keywords preceded by # to add emphasis to what they are saying, but also use them to filter … Continue reading

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A virtual presentation at #BETT2017 in a 3D Lecture Theatre using @mirradorltd’s ALiS Online #ALiSOnline

This post shares the presentation I gave virtually at #BETT2017. The topic was ‘Using social media for learning and teaching’. Below you can view a recording of this presentation and experience the fantastic virtual space it took place in. The … Continue reading

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Using word clouds for social collaborative learning

  What is a word cloud? A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. I am big fan of word clouds and have introduced these to my own students to visually analyse a piece of text and also … Continue reading

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Good practice tips for professional social media profiles

For many our first experience of social media has been Facebook. There are also a number of us who will also have engaged with the likes of Friends Reunited, Friendster or Myspace. Typically we have used these spaces to connect … Continue reading

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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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Extending your reach beyond the conference using SlideShare and Social Media

Over the years I have attended a good number of educational conferences. The usual format will include one or more keynote speakers and a selection of workshops and presentations. For many of these, presenters will prepare a set of presentation … Continue reading

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Putting the spotlight on audioBoo: a useful tool to record and listen to audio

audioBoo is a free app that allows you to easily record, tag and instantly share audio. You can record from your desktop, by using the app on a smartphone or by uploading as an audio file. There’s a 3 minute limit for … Continue reading

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