Chris reflects on how managing a Twitter account that he uses for personal and professional reasons can sometimes look a little confusing to the outside world and why the choices we make about what we put on social media have implications for those in positions of leadership.
I spent the last week at the ALT Conference in Liverpool where I listened and participated in a range of sessions on learning technologies. As I did the previous year I did manage to make some sketch notes of the keynotes and some of the sessions. I was using the iPad pro, Paper by 53 … Continue reading Drawing at #altc→ Read more
So I know you have already planned your session for the ALT conference next week? No? Good! Even if you have planned your session, you might find these tips and advice useful. Don’t run over time… This always happens, even with good timekeeping from conference organisers there is nothing more annoying when a session … Continue reading Planning your session for #altc→ Read more
I have now been on the Twitter for ten years… Just joined Twitter, could this be used for e-learning in any context? — James Clay (@jamesclay) March 26, 2007 Five years ago, I wrote a post about five years on Twitter. Twitter actually started eleven years ago and probably like most people joined when it … Continue reading Ten Years on the Twitter→ Read more
This is the ninth time I have compiled a list of the top ten web tools I have used during the year. I am finding it interesting looking back over 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, which tools I still use and which have fallen by the wayside. Just outside the top ten were Slack, Evernote and … Continue reading Top Ten Web Tools of 2016→ Read more
Reading Maren Deepwell’s recent post about her #altc journey, it reminded me of the many conferences I have attended and like her the impact that they had on my life and professional practice. Going back to my experiences of my first ALT-C I was surprised I even went again! 2003 – Disappointment The first Association … Continue reading Down the #altc road→ Read more
Live video has well and truly entered the mainstream. The arrival of several new tools means that the barriers to broadcasting live over social media have pretty much collapsed. Chris shares some ideas for successfully broadcasting an event, lesson or lecture using Periscope.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? What’s the first thing you do when you sit down at your desk at work? I suspect you are probably checking your e-mail? It wouldn’t surprise me that you leave your e-mail client (like Outlook) open all the time and respond as those little pop-ups appear … Continue reading Just checking the e-mail…→ Read more