Archive for September, 2010

HOW TO-Create a Blog

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Blackboard Blogs allow individual students to post their owns thoughts. As many students are familiar with blogs they can also get creative.

Click here for instructions

Categories: Blogging, Uncategorized

HOW TO-Create a LinkedIn Profile

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

How to Create A Public Profile On LinkedIn

By an eHow Contributor

I want to do this! What’s This?

Creating a LinkedIn public profile allows others to view your information online. Control what aspects of your profile you would like display. Decide what points you want to share with the public and know that you have the option of changing them at any point. You will receive a link for your profile–you can even choose to personalize it. Making your profile public makes it easy for others to find you. To get your business out there and expand your visibility, simply create a public profile.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Computer with Internet access
  • LinkedIn account

Choose a Public Profile

Visit the LinkedIn Web site (see Resources below).

Create a LinkedIn account and profile by entering your personal and professional information and pressing the “Join Now” button or open your existing LinkedIn account.

Go to your home page and locate the site map, a rectangular box that is made up of several categories.

Find the “My Profile” category within the site map and click on the “Edit My Public Profile” link.

Make it Public

Create your public profile via the “Edit My Public Profile link.

Keep the current URL designated to you or choose your own.

Customize your URL by entering 5 to 30 alphabet letters, numbers or a mix of both. Only follow this step if you did not pick to keep the designated URL.

Click on the “Set Address” button to personalize your URL address.

Pick a “Basic View” or a “Full View” of your public profile by selecting 1 of the radio buttons labeled so. You may also opt for the “None” radio button, which turns your profile off from public view.

Choose the “Basic View” for a default public profile. The “Full View” profile is recommended to maximize your exposure on the LinkedIn network.

Check all the categories you wish to include in your “Full View” public profile by clicking boxes within the checkbox.

Press the “Save Changes” button to successfully update your public profile.

Click on the “View My Profile as Others See It” link to review your public profile.


Categories: LinkedIn, Uncategorized

Blogging tutorial

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: Blogging

What Can Go Wrong ?

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Teachers fight W-Fi Ban

Waterloo record article

Digital Directions, Education Week-Social Networking goes to school article

Pros and Problems


Twitter Ruining Public Education-CBS Interactive Business Network

Ruin of classroom ?


Facebook in the classroom-Bad idea ? CBC News article

Bad idea ?


Students restricting research to the Internet article

Digital Citizenship (effective use of information)

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Twitter Pilot – Student Guidelines

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

This term I am going to do a trial of Twitter in the course! No students have to be involved, and no testable information will be discussed on Twitter. However, an ongoing discussion on Twitter will allow me to send you reminders, and we can alert eachother about real-life events and news items related to human resources and recruitment.

Project Name: Twitter Usage for online education (Pilot)

Class:              BMGT 202 – Section 33

Goals: To evaluate the use of Twitter for online education for the purposes of student reminders and alerts on related current events. To get feedback from students on the effectiveness of this tool and usage.

Requirements: Participation is voluntary. No ‘test-able’ material will be covered in the tweets.

Participants must have a twitter account. (see following page on setting up a twitter account)

Procedures: Join “Teachber” (as in Teacherbering) on Twitter

Some of us Twitter newbies will need help figuring out what tweets say. No one needs to use capitals, proper spelling or full punctuation but I am asking that we all follow 2 language rules:

a) When you post a question please type    q    at the end

i.e. whr did u c that sign q

b) Where you would normally put a period please type        p

i.e. i thought it was janefinch when i saw it 1st p I just saw it at blooryonge on friday

Guidelines: Please be professional and remember that if a disagreement occurs between you and another message poster, it can be communicated diplomatically.

Our Blackboard software for the course has a discussion board with an “Instructor Questions” area that is more practical for questions on course content i.e., “Do we choose our own topic for the assignment?” because all students share the benefit of the answer.

Samples:          Sample postings any of us may tweet are:

“HR rel” or “REC rel” at the start of a post

i.e. HR rel Who has experience with funding for Aboriginal post-secondary students q

i.e. REC rel retirement lawsuit at Future Store p human rights case questions store on hiring p

Categories: Twitter

Useful book resources

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Digital Handshake – Seven proven strategies to grow your business using social media by Paul Chaney, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken New Jersey, 2009

Twitter Power – How to Dominate your Market One Tweet and a Time by Joel Comm with Ken Burge, John Wiley & Songs, Hoboken New Jersey, 2009

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