intranet

As a sidenote…

I’m constantly banging on about ‘context being King’, so I was pleased to discover a recent addition to the Livefyre offering.

I’ve installed it on my site, so why not view this post and give it a try…

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Virtual Learning Show 2013 – Day 1

I’m participating in the 2013 2-day Virtual Learning Show, both as a panel chair and as a participant. Here’s my review of Day 1…

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What Learners Want – Part 4 – The ‘momentum’

We accepted that despite our best efforts to promote the survey that it would inevitably be ‘lost’, ‘missed’ or just ‘forgotten about’ by many people, so we needed a plan to maintain the momentum of the marketing campaign.

Here’s that cunning plan…

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What Learners Want – Part 3 – The ‘marketing’

With the questions that would be included in our Learner Survey finalised, this 3rd post within the series describes the marketing and engagement campaign that took place up to and including the launch of the survey…

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What Learners Want – Part 2 – The ‘questions’

Having decided to undertake a Learner Survey within my organisation, this second part of the blog series examines the rational behind the questions contained in the survey…

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Thinglink

Regular readers will know that I’m an advocate of maximising the technologies that we already have at our disposal, I’ve even facilitated some online and f2f sessions around this subject in which I encouraged people to look under the bonnet of the tools and platforms that they already had. One of the tools whose ‘hidden functionality‘ I’ve discussed in the past is Flickr’s ability for people to be able to add ‘hotspots’ to images and then add text to those hotspots, here’s an example. Whilst this is a great idea, the fact that you have to be logged in to the Flickr account where the image is hosted in order to be able to add the annotations is something of a drawback, add to this the fact that when you then embed the ‘tagged’ image away from Flickr, the hotspots disappear and you have a limiting platform…. Enter ThingLink… ThingLink allows you to tag images that: you have uploaded are within Facebook are within Flickr have a url associated with them are within your blog or website Once you have tagged these images, you can them embed them within a blog, site, intranet, LMS, VLE etc aaaaaand allow others to add tags too (if you so wish) – no more having to share Flickr account login details with others.  Here’s one I prepared earlier. I’ve made it editable so please feel free to add some annotations, links, videos etc of your own. How might you be able to use this platform within your own organisation? What advantages and disadvantages can you see? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section...

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