First off, I’d like to wish everyone safe travels, happy holidays, and a wonderful New Year! This will be my final post until 2014, and I’ve taken a silent vow to try and avoid Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and all my other social media outlets as well. (Though I’ll still be checking email on a daily – if not hourly – basis).
I have been quite busy in this final week before Christmas – there have been family meetings, volunteer activities, dog/house sitting preparations, and other assorted and random tasks. I’ve been given the official word that my thesis is archived in UWSpace and is available for viewing here. This means that I’m officially no longer a student (gasp!).
I’m pleased that I have built up such a collection of blog articles in 2013, and look forward to continuing my social media-related efforts in 2014. As I’ve discussed before, there are both positive and negative aspects to modern society’s focus on technology and digital innovation.
I expect to continue exploring these tensions over time, though I’d like to leave you with two resources for consideration: 1) Digital Communitas is a wonderful blog which evaluates the implications of technology for student learning, and 2) the Top Social Media Mistakes of 2013 is an infographic from the Master’s in Marketing Degree Guide website that provides an overview of some tips and tricks for consideration when implementing a social media platform in the public eye.
Happy Holidays, and have a great New Year!
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Thanks for the mention!
Absolutely, Sara! I think that Digital Communitas is a timely and relevant contribution to academic teaching and research.
I also sent the details on Digital Communitas to the Teaching Fellow (Dr. Mary Louise McAllister) in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. I know she’ll be very excited to use it as a resource.
All the best, and have a wonderful holiday,