Tag Archives: Facebook

Student Communications Internship – Remember to speak to your students!

So here I am, coming towards the end of my fourth week of my Student Communications Internship.  Last time I blogged I spoke about having a lot of questions to answer and, if anything, I now have even more! Alongside … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready, a retrospective

In October 2011 I drafted a brief description of my digital education interests for this blog (when it was just starting) but didn’t get to the point where I wanted to publish it.  Looking back over the two years of … Continue reading

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Sharing Good Practice – A journey to using Facebook as an educational tool

I’ve been at Reading University for quite a long time now.  Arriving at Reading fresh from my PhD, during which I managed my research data and wrote my thesis using a Sinclair QL (with optional disk drive), I told my … Continue reading

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Enterprise social networking: Caring, climbing, campaigning

Here at Reading we have been trialling enterprise social networking service Yammer since the start of the new year. Head of Web and New Media Helen Setchell who is a member of the Digitally Ready Steering Group, is leading the … Continue reading

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University and Facebook

Student communication channels was one of the areas investigated by the ‘Enhancing Student Engagement in Curriculum Development’ project undertaken here at Reading. The initiative, funded by the University’s Teaching & Learning Development Fund (TLDF), was directed by Matthew Almond, Director … Continue reading

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Digital Community: Art at Reading launches OSCAR

Art at Reading has a new digital platform to connect staff and students. OSCAR, the Online Studio Community at Reading, has been developed to support the vast range of teaching and learning activities that happen across studio modules in Art, within the … Continue reading

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Hatchpath: University of Reading is launch site for new collaborative software

I’ve just stumbled across http://hatchpath.com, a site for student exchange of information on their modules.  It seems to have very smooth and intuitive tools for information sharing and strikes me as quite Facebook-like in its approach to making things easy. … Continue reading

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Facebook: Social integration and informal learning experiences

Continuing the theme of using social media, I thought I would give a plug to a project on ‘Enhancing Student Engagement in Curriculum Development’ here at the University of Reading. Amongst other things, the project explores the use of Facebook … Continue reading

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Saint or sinner?

ve been hearing a lot recently about the need for a code of practice to guide our students in their use of web 2.0 and social media when part of their learning programme. This was a recurrent theme at last … Continue reading

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Using social media for employability

Recent studies have shown that students are comfortable using sites such as Facebook and Twitter in their social lives but feel less confident about applying those skills for learning. Our own small-scale study, carried out in conjunction with our careers … Continue reading

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