Category Archives: INF506 CSU

The Online Learning Journal – evaluating my experiences in INF506.

Evaluating my experiences The blog post My Second Life (https://pdlearninglibrary.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/my-second-life-adventures-in-a-virtual-world-olj-inf506/) is based on my own encounters with Second Life (www.secondlife.com) in during this semester, supplemented by case studies from the literature, and demonstrates my understanding of social networking technologies. This … Continue reading

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My Second Life – Adventures in a Virtual World (OLJ – INF506)

I first heard of Second Life (http://www.secondlife.com) over five years ago; it was while we were discussing the impact that technology and in particular social media and Web 2.0 technologies would have on education and our role as educational publishers. … Continue reading

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More “Shift Happens” – Five key trends that will impact our media landscape (OLJ – INF506)

The video Did You Know? (based on the original “Shift Happens” video) identifies a number of shifts or trends that will have a profound influence on how we behave as digital citizens. In this post I outline 5 key trends … Continue reading

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Reasons why libraries should be on social media (OLJ – INF506)

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (http://yprl.vic.gov.au), City of Gold Coast Libraries (https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library/) and Moreton Bay Region Libraries (https://library.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/) all use social media and/or social networking sites to meet organisational goals. In comparing how these libraries use social media (see table below), … Continue reading

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Creating an online Personal Learning Network (OLJ – INF506 – Module 3)

A Personal Learning Network is made up of people, ideas and the connections between them. The process of creating such an online learning environment is one way to engage in ongoing professional development. Bethany Smith emphasises the importance of contribution … Continue reading

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The challenge of finding authentic information in a socially networked world (OLJ INF506)

The challenge of finding authentic information in a socially networked world. Although Giles findings about the accuracy of Wikipedia articles have given Wikipedia increased credibility (2005), Garfinkel (2008) is not alone in his concerns about both the ubiquity and veracity … Continue reading

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Teens and Young Adults and Online Book Clubs

I am collecting data for a case study into teens and young adults and book clubs. You don’t have to be a member of a book club but I do need you to be aged 12-25. Please feel free to … Continue reading

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