sue watling

Last year I suggested doing a MOOC for Christmas. Participation seemed a good way to experience online learning design  but after my first week with OLDsMOOC, I realise how passive my previous MOOCs have been. The challenge of OLDsMOOC is it demands action and integration. OLDsMOOC is too big for lurking. You need the sense of a […]

social homes

July 23, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Reflecting on the blog below I feel a mixture of professional and social online identities is the ideal. This can offer a prospective employer a holistic view of you as a person. I’ve been engaged in a quest for the holy grail of online identities with which to do this;  one that incorporates everything into a […]

I’m a minimalist type of person. I don’t like clutter and I like my online life to be similarly organised. Multiple login details are frustrating especially when they don’t work. For example when trying to access a hotmail account (to find login details which I’ve forgotten) I get the following message: ‘The e-mail address or password […]

one is enough…

October 7, 2008 | 2 Comments

The defection from Twitter to Yammer has been interesting; a few weeks ago we were twittering away then along came Yammer. It not only attracted a greater number of UL employees but those with dual status seem to have gradually moved across and deserted Twitter in favour of Yammer. There’s a noticeable decline in Facebook […]

anti-facebook

September 22, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Is the Facebook bubble bursting? Or does social software always contain its end in its beginning (to paraphrase T S Eliot).  Designed for ‘social’ purposes, a hidden agenda is being identified.  Among all the hype and the proliferation of ‘friends’ it’s refreshing to hear the other side of the Facebook story from those who no […]

Facebook

June 28, 2008 | Leave a Comment

You have to join facebook to use it and it’s the best way to get an insight into social networking. You’ll find me there – and a range of other people from the University of Lincoln. www.facebook.com/  Research from JISC shows ‘Social networking sites are still being widely used and more frequently, mainly for personal or social reasons.’ […]