Category Archives: #eci831

Social Media & Open Education

Tool: Issuu Viewer

I have only started to play with this ‘Publishing Platform’.  The layout can be customized and the following functions has recently been added:

  • Publication button – Redirect readers to a prior issues, a library of back issues or your subscription site.
  • Heart button– What’s not to love? Garner support and adoration for products, issues, news, photos within your document.
  • Map button– Great for conference brochures and festival guides! Give readers maps and directions to your events, or just show them where you’re offices are.
  • Phone button– Link them right to your Skype account or direct phone line.
  • Support button– Lead readers to your FAQ, Help Desk, Customer Care, or other support services.
  • Cart button– Everyone’s favourite: buy! buy! buy! Link to you online store, etsy, subscription sign-up, or directly to the manufacturer’s site.
  • Print button– Simple one-click option to print
  • Navigate button– Way easier than our earlier hyperlinking tutorial, create easy table of contents and page jumps to articles.
  • Info button – Direct readers to your About page, Opening Hours, and well, all the info they’ll need.
  • Profile button – Share your Issuu profile with your readers and direct them to your other publications.
URL Description
http://issuu.com/action/openurl?url=url Go to URL
http://issuu.com/action/pagefirst Go to the first page
http://issuu.com/action/pagelast Go to the last page
http://issuu.com/action/pageprevious Go to the previous page
http://issuu.com/action/pagenext Go to the next page
http://issuu.com/action/page?page=pagenumber Go to a certain page number
http://issuu.com/action/index Open the index
http://issuu.com/action/fullscreen Switch to fullscreen
http://issuu.com/action/share Open the share window
http://issuu.com/action/print Open the print current pages window
http://issuu.com/action/flag Open the flag window
http://issuu.com/action/embed Open the embed wizard
http://issuu.com/action/info Open the information window
http://issuu.com/action/gotopublication Open the publication on issuu.com
http://issuu.com/action/comment Go the the document comments section
http://issuu.com/action/download Download the document
http://issuu.com/action/search Open the search window
http://issuu.com/action/zoom Zoom in/out
http://issuu.com/action/viewmode?mode=mode Change view mode. There’s three different layout’s available: magazine,presentation, and paper.
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Acquired skills in Social Media #eci831

I have started to evaluate the skills I have acquired in Social Media and will create a tick-box list.  Educators who want support can contact me and if you want to share your knowledge of skills that I’m still in progress with I will be more than happy to get in touch!

  •  Used a specially designed portal with search engines (Ex. Resources linked to course literature or developed by university department)

  • Joined news channels with specific information (Ex. RSS feeds, Atom, Google Reader)

 Subscribe to RSS and blog feeds in Google Reader

  • Helped other users by rating or evaluating the resources you found on the Internet (Ex. Diigo, Amazon)
  • Used online multimedia resources as additional material (Ex. SlideShare, I-Tunes, YouTube, Flickr)
  • Developed shared bookmarks together with teachers or students (Ex. Del.icio.us, Furl, Citeulike …)
  • Used micro-blog to post updates and insights (Ex. Twitter)
  • Used a blog or interactive website in your teaching or course development (Ex. WordPress, Blogger, Facebook, MySpace)
  • Used collaborative writing with teachers or students (Ex. Google docs, Wikispaces, PBworks, Zoho docs)
  • Attended to webinar or video chat (Ex. Illuminate, Skype)
  • Uploaded presentations from your own teaching (Ex. PowerPoint, SlideShare)