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543 Final Reflection

In looking back on the ED TECH 543 course, I realize that I have learned a great deal about my learning activities, about how I can and should be managing my own professional development, and about social networking tools of … Continue reading

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Social Media Policies

This week in EDTECH 543, we have considered social media policies as guiding documents for the use of social media in an educational setting. At the college level, social media policies aimed at faculty, staff, and student use should provide … Continue reading

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Social Networking for Teaching and Learning

Over the last week, I have been searching for and curating examples of the use of social media within college classrooms. As an academic librarian who mainly supports the School of Management at my institution, I tried to focus on … Continue reading

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Participating in Online Communities

For this assignment, I had to relinquish my usual status as lurker and actually participate in several online communities (apart from those on Twitter, Facebook, and Diigo). This was the first time I have visited Google+ in a long while, … Continue reading

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My Personal Learning Environment Communities

My Personal Learning Environment Diagram In her article “Models for Designing Your Personal Learning Environment,” Connie Malamed (n.d.) defines the personal learning environment (PLE) as “a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking … Continue reading

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Real Time and Live Virtual Professional Development

As part of a recent assignment, I attended various Twitter chats and webinars, in which I was required not just to attend but to also actively participate. This was a new experience for me. I am an avid webinar attendee. Throughout … Continue reading

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Curation Criteria

In group projects there is always the concern that a group member will not pull her or his weight. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a group project that went quite so smoothly. We each gave some input as … Continue reading

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Developing a Positive Online Identity

While some people may argue that not having an online presence is the only way to avoid some of the harms that come with going digital, it has become clear that for professionals in many fields—including higher education—an online presence … Continue reading

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Digital Footprint

In her video Youth and Media – Digital Dossier, Kanupriay Tewari (2008) tells the story of “Andy,” a fictional character representative of today’s youth, whose digital identities begin before they are even born. I’m old enough that my ID bracelet … Continue reading

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Twitter for Professional Development

I have been a TweetDeck user for the better part of the last year. However, my experience has been very limited. I am not a committed Twitter user, and I have been even less committed to, or knowledgeable about, the … Continue reading

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