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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 Go to URL Go to the first page Go to the last page Go to the previous page Go to the next page Go to a certain page number Open the index Switch to fullscreen Open the share window Open the print current pages window Open the flag window Open the embed wizard Open the information window Open the publication on Go the the document comments section Download the document Open the search window Zoom in/out Change view mode. There’s three different layout’s available: magazine,presentation, and paper.

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., 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)