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Using Social Media for Engagement

By Daniel Pullin
Social Media Icons

Covering a talk and discussion chaired by George Veletsianos of Royal Roads University, Canada on the uses of social media by academics and professionals a like. This overview tries to explain some of the discussion viewpoints on the usage of social media and the motivations behind them.

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Online Security on Websites Explained

By Daniel Pullin
Security

When creating resources for online consumption you are aware of all the aspects of creating beyond the material itself. Where will it be hosted? What form will it take? What licence should it be released under?

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Geoff Constable

By Daniel Pullin

It is with great sorrow that I must write to inform you of the recent sudden death of Geoff Constable, whom I know many of you have worked with on the CADARN Learning Portal and read his informative blog posts here. Geoff was warm, generous and a passionate supporter of our project with a huge amount of input into shaping its direction.

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Why should I be open?

By Daniel Pullin
OKFEST Panorama

When considering the need for openness in all aspects of information society we must start from the very beginning in both awareness and culture. The open ideal stretches from the creation of a single open educational resource ( OER ) right through to the highest government. The openness of data and content has a comprehensive definition described by OpenDefinition and summarised as; A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.

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Data Based Open Educational Resource Creation

By Daniel Pullin
Data Tools Discussion

During the two days of the Open Knowledge festival we were invited to contribute to a growing list of tools and resources that enable data management. Often turning static and proprietary data into accessible open data requires significant work. Such data could be tables in old book based ledgers that have been scanned as images and need analysis. These tools and processes can help so you hopefully won't be typing the figures by hand. When producing data based educational resources, getting the correct data presented in an informative and interesting way means we should consider the many tools to get this raw data visualized for consumption and use by viewers.

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