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LinkedIn for SCSU students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2015

LinkedIn: your college portfolio for future employment

April 28, 1:30 – 2:30PM at Miller Center 205

April 30, 3 – 4PM at Miller Center 205

Right before students graduate from SCSU, Andrew Ditlevson (apditlevson@stcloudstate.edu) from Career Services (https://www.stcloudstate.edu/careerservices/) will offer an excellent workshop on how to use LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/) to network and search for a job.However, your work on building a robust electronic portfolio can start much earlier. LinkedIn is famous for its networking and job search, but it can help you orient yourself in your future profession. LinkedIn tools
Come to our informal discussion on what LinkedIn is and what LinkedIn does to share knowledge and experience about LinkedIn and similar social media (e.g. Coffee, Twitter), which can help you with your college studies and future profession.Further information available on the IMS blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=linkedin

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Creating a Library App

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th April 2015

Creating a Library App: Things to Know Before You Go Mobile
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11AM-12PM PDT
Registration link: http://www.cla-net.org/?861

Mobile apps are a popular topic in libraries. But what does it take to create one and what kind of programming can you do with apps? Is an app the right solution, or should you create a responsive website? What is the process like, and what resources are needed? How do you manage privacy, security, and legal concerns? Who do you need to get the job done, and what skills should they have?

These are all important questions that should be asked (and answered) before you think about creating a mobile app. Learn from expert panelists from libraries and nonprofits who have created, developed, and managed mobile apps for their organizations. Panelists will share practical advice and information based on experience, as well as helpful tools and resources.

Participants will learn:

  • The difference between a mobile app, a mobile site, and a responsive site
  • Three important considerations when deciding whether or not to create a mobile app.
  • Five tips for approaching the design of a mobile app, mobile site, or responsive site.

About the Presenters

  • Stacey Watson is the Senior Librarian and certified scrum Master in the Digital User Experience Department at the Denver Public Library.  She oversees the user experience and content strategy for the library’s websites, online catalog, and digital services. Most recently she and her team developed Volume, a responsive website featuring hand selected albums by local artists.
  • Anna Jaeger and her team at Caravan Studios create mobile apps that are designed in partnership with nonprofit and community-focused organizations to meet the needs of their constituents. Anna has been a frequent speaker on nonprofit and environmental technology since 2007. Prior to her work with Caravan Studios, Ms. Jaeger was a founder and co-director of TechSoup Global’s GreenTech initiative and the director of TechSoup Global’s IT Engineering department.
  • Ani Boyadjian has been a working librarian since 1990. An LAPL staffer since 1996, she is now Research & Special Collections Manager at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she also oversees the Library’s Digitization efforts. She most recently spearheaded the development of the ARchive LAPL app in a partnership with USC and app developers Neon Roots, to use augmented reality to tell stories about the historic Central Library.

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finding a job

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th April 2015

per Mashable:

5 can’t-miss apps: LinkedIn Job Search, Launcher, ‘Mr. Jump’ and more

http://mashable.com/2015/03/21/cant-miss-apps-linkedin-job-search-launcher-mr-jump/

a free iOS / Android app: LinkedIn Job Search

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LinkedIn finally brought its job-finding app to Google Play this week. The app allows users to search through the network’s many job listings and apply for positions from within the app. When you find a position you’re interested in, you can easily view which of your connections also work at the company.

Keep an eye on: Notification settings — the app will alert you when a new position opens up in a field or company that interests you and will also let you know when a post is about to expire.

Pro-tip: The app’s recommendations improve over time as you search for more positions and view more open listings. It also take into account the experience and skills in your profile so make sure each section of your profile is up to date.

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LMS and Social Media

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2015

Presentation for the the 2015 MN D2L Ignite Conference.
Please take the survey. Please share your ideas, suggestions, recommendations, corrections

http://www.brightspace.com/events/regional/minnesota/

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social media at the work place

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th March 2015

Random question on Facebook

Would you ever dare to post a negative review of your employer while still employed there?

http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/small-business/social-media-trends/social-media-guidelines.aspx

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/01/22/when-is-it-ok-to-diss-your-boss-online/

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-01-24/are-workers-free-to-trash-their-employers-online

 

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Elgg

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th March 2015

Elgg is an award-winning social networking engine, delivering the building blocks that enable businesses, schools, universities and associations to create their own fully-featured social networks and applications.

https://www.elgg.org/index.php

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influencers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th March 2015

Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media

http://blog.aace.org/2015/03/22/top-20-in-educational-technology-to-connect-with-through-social-media/

My note: met Tony Bates at a conference at UND in 2004. Great guy
danah boyd is required reading in my LIB 290 Social Media and Global Issues
Howard Rheingold is a living legend.

social media influencers

 

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lessons for LRS: don’t do it… or ask someone who knows how to do it…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd March 2015

Why People Unfollow Brands On Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/2015-03-16/why-people-unfollow-brands-facebook-twitter-and-linkedin-infographic

Smiley face

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e-portfolio: LInkedIn

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th March 2015

My note: LinkedIn is making one step further toward establishing itself as a viable option for electronic portfolio.

LinkedIn Intros One-Click Program for Adding Degree Credentials to User Profiles

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/03/18/linkedin-intros-one-click-program-for-adding-degree-credentials-to-user-profiles.aspx

With a newly expanded “Add to Profile” program from LinkedIn, colleges and universities can invite their graduates to display their degrees and certificates on their LinkedIn profiles by clicking a single link.

more on electronic portfolios on this blog:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/10/29/electronic-portfolio-resources/

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snapchat and education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th March 2015

The author erroneously focuses on Snapchat as a service and university administration, monitoring and censorship; it is a basic issue of education. Educating the Millennials and Gen Z about privacy, netiquette and digital humanity.

Education is about letting students explore, fail, learn from their failure and improve. #FinlandPhenomenon

Temporary Messages, Lasting Impact

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/27/monitoring-student-behavior-snapchat-next-impossible-administrators-say

From the responses under the article:

OccupareVeritas

Still trying to understand the academy’s apparent obsession with monitoring and controlling/influencing every possible aspect of student and faculty behavior, on and off campus. Sometimes I can’t decide if it’s kind of a Stalinist control thing, a guy in the back of a windowless van thing, or some kind of extension of a juvenile obsession with everyone’s behavior but your own. That someone complains does not automatically suggest that someone must “do something,” particularly when “doing something” is often prohibited by law to begin with (in the case of administrators and the university).

 

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