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Social Media & Open Education
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.
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)