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The dilemma for positive ageing lifestyles and wellbeing examined through the introduction of a social media foundation to facilitate and enhance creative decision making. There comes a time in everyone’s life when self evaluation and assessment is needed. There seems … Continue reading Research participants required

For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren

The results are in. Social media provides the opportunity to have and be a friend, to congregate without leaving the house, to never be alone even when you are the only one in the house. Continue reading For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren

Paper: ‘Unearthing’ Engaging Business Students in Creative Learning, Through the Use of Social Media

Published: http://www.journalcbi.com/issue-2015.html CoAuthors Ron Corso, Charlie-Helen Robinson Abstract The use of social media is increasingly becoming more common place in general education as part of a learning management system that is progressing beyond traditional instructional teaching approaches. Student’s everyday lives are … Continue reading Paper: ‘Unearthing’ Engaging Business Students in Creative Learning, Through the Use of Social Media

7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

Contemporary public relations requires a level of understanding across ALL the medias these days but there are levels of understanding within every profession, and there are levels of understanding. My own stance has been to say, “Look at how long they have been doing it, what their level of engagement is like across ALL social medias (not just Facebook, and certainly not just Twitter), and if they are living and breathing like me, then you have found yourself a good one.” There are some goodies out there, you just have to look for the right things. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

ePortfolios: How you as a student use them and how they influence your learning

Originally posted on eportfoliosaustralia:
Attention Student Users of an ePortfolio: Niall Dew, University of Huddersfield, invites you to participate in a short online survey. The survey will explore how you, as a student, use ePortfolios, and how the ePortfolio influences your learning. Any information received from you will be anonymised and not identify you or your university, but will provide data for Niall’s PhD research which could then be written up for publication/presentation. Niall would therefore like to invite you to participate in the online survey which should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and consists of multiple… Continue reading ePortfolios: How you as a student use them and how they influence your learning

The ecosystem of the Social Age: working, learning and engagement

Originally posted on Julian Stodd's Learning Blog:
I’ve been reflecting on the wider ecosystem of the Social Age this week, prompted by several conversations. We have seen, in the last decades, a fundamental shift in the nature of work and the concepts of employment and career. There’s been a shift in ownership of our destiny, away from companies and into our own hands, although we haven’t always noticed it as it happens. On the one hand, companies have driven this change through increased outsourcing and hollow business models, whilst on the other technology has facilitated it by enabling us… Continue reading The ecosystem of the Social Age: working, learning and engagement

Creating the connection for conversation; an awakening

My personal readings of late have been around traditional education, the field of creativity in a social learning context and the general need for more innovation, entrepreneurs and thinkers. What I’ve read and witnessed is making me feel people think the term “start-up” is a new philosophy or trend? They are being predicted as the new black, however, they have been around for eons. Evidence is emerging, as a consolidation in the fields of creativity and social media learning, to engage with the creative capacities inherent in all of us; to have the discussion that makes or creates the connection. … Continue reading Creating the connection for conversation; an awakening

Engaging students to generate new ideas…

Engaging students to generate new ideas when creative thinking doesn’t switch off after leaving the formal classroom. Embracing social learning via social media platforms (as students are already there) to encourage conversations. Evidence of greater thinking and the generation of (real) new ideas via assignments. Taken from my article UNISA | IDEA GENERATION https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/social-communications-and-learning/unisa-idea-generation/ Continue reading Engaging students to generate new ideas…

Social learning…

Social learning via social media platforms require specific considerations, as the purpose is to generate discussions around particular topics to enable learning. Whatever the purpose of your social learning needs, you do need to build a community on the social media platform first. Once this is going, the rest will fall into place. There is no time frame, some will take off quickly, others will need time. You will want to introduce the flavour of social learning from the outset – to “set the scene”. Taken from my article SOCIAL LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS “https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/social-communications-and-learning/social-learning-strategies-for-social-media-platforms/“ Continue reading Social learning…

Art is news. And visual communications.

Interesting conversation that has evolved (derived from an original post from 2011). It has evolved from the origins of explanations and what we have learnt. As in learnt through art. Going back to the beginnings of mankind, our news started with art. We illustrated and used calligraphy (an artistic writing form) to explain and to share messages. Now, this evolution is turning full circle – don’t you think? Humans are returning to their visual beginnings to share news and interesting things on topic. Look at online and social media in particular. Social media is our favourite visual medium, with posts that … Continue reading Art is news. And visual communications.

A methodology for learning. Part 5 – Reflection

Originally posted on Julian Stodd's Learning Blog:
This is part five of my exploration of a methodology for learning. We started by looking at Context, where we establish a contract with the learner, then moved into Demonstration, where we illustrate our view of the world. From there we Explored, playing with the learning and today we will Reflect. At the Reflection stage of learning, we are telling the story back, developing our own language around things. Reflection can be viewed as both internal and external: internal reflection is about holding up what we are taught against what we already… Continue reading A methodology for learning. Part 5 – Reflection

The natural look – our online personal branding and style

People have always said I’m brave with my online foto sharing however it doesn’t bother me to look natural in pictures (no makeup) because that’s who I am – natural! However, it is interesting that social media is causing this new dilemma for friends, that of being “caught out”, typically a dilemma only reserved for those followed by paparazzi in the past. Add to this, the “street wear fashion” blogging reporting style and you have everyone quacking in their boots even more! Of course, we are talking about our personal branding and how we portray ourselves… typically only seen by … Continue reading The natural look – our online personal branding and style

Who are you? What do you stand for? How does that translate online?

Personal branding is not a term we flash around in friendship circles, especially when chatting about Facebook. Its a term that has typically been reserved for professionals (say executives and CEO’s) and those in the public spotlight. But, in essence, it means how one portrays oneself. So, it is more relevant in our new age of conversation – and learning. So, let’s have a look at this. Firstly, who are you and what do you stand for? Some people share their thoughts, opinions and actions naturally. This is sometimes good, sometimes not so. Others need a bit of mentoring. The … Continue reading Who are you? What do you stand for? How does that translate online?

Topics and themes being unearthed… part two…

Stowe Boyd, “I am made greater by the sum of my connections, and so are my connections.” http://www.stoweboyd.com/post/1601688166/social-cognition-an-introduction Social Cognition: An Introduction (Stowe Boyd) His article is valid and full of theories… eg “all known human cultures have language, music, and dance. And yes, puns. Even deaf people have puns. These are human universals, along with a bunch of others.” Charlie says “Conversations on social media services can lead to improving customer service, sharing important news, laughing over photographs, sharing an opinion, or raising issue awareness.” So, what do we do about that? Where does this lead us? Steve says, “…management … Continue reading Topics and themes being unearthed… part two…

Topics and themes being unearthed… part one…

“On a deeper psychological level, users often describe how their computer is an extension of their mind and personality – a “space” that reflects their tastes, attitudes, and interests. When one experiences cyberspace as [an] extension of one’s mind – as a transitional space between self and other – the door is thrown wide open for all sorts of fantasies and transference reactions to be projected into this space. Under ideal conditions, people use this as an opportunity to better understand themselves, as a path for exploring their identity as it engages the identity of other people. Under less than … Continue reading Topics and themes being unearthed… part one…

Social networks; modern day graffiti

Your website is your piece of real estate online. An open door to all. Social media platforms have created more roads and highways for people to find you, and so you are far more visible, making you far more vulnerable and exposed, to all types of global traffic. Keep in mind most of that traffic finds you via Google or Bing or some other search engine too. If we consider the giants for a moment – Telstra, Bonds, and Vegemite to name a few… if these companies ever step out of line with their public, the public soon let it be … Continue reading Social networks; modern day graffiti