Here are this week’s snap stories of personal learning commencing 21 August 2017.
Monday 21 August 2017
Today I met with Ai Zhang who is a Public Relations professor and who I admire for her passion and enthusiasm in sharing her love of pedagogy using social media. We used Facebook Messenger to meet online as I wanted to seek her advice on how people of Asian cultures use social media. Later this year, I will be presenting at LearnTech Asia and I wanted to understand if there were any cultural differences and aspects to consider in how social technologies (in particular, enterprise social networks) were used in cultures where hierarchy was still integral on how they work.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
I decided to work out from the Athenaeum Library – my new workspace – today and for the entire day, I prepared an outline for my curation presentation as well as did some research on how and what I was going to talk about later this year at LearnTech Asia. I stumbled upon the origin of curators and learned how it was an old Roman concept.
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Today I was interviewed by Dr. Melissa Bordogne who I met on LinkedIn. She is the founder of KatalysisX and provides consulting and coaching to organisations about building employee skills and capabilities to meet the future of work demands. She is setting up a Futurabilities (don’t you love that name?) podcast and I was only too happy to be interviewed. She asked questions about the importance of learning how to learn and I loved the entire relaxed nature of the conversation. I’ll keep you posted when the podcasts are available for you to check out as she’ll be interviewing a great variety of interesting and engaging people.
Thursday 24 August 2017
Today was a relaxed day where I got together with my friend Marilyn who was a teacher and is now responsible for building environment, sustainability and climate change into the current education curriculum. We were planning how we could work together and present at different conferences in 2018 for more exposure. On the way back from our meeting, I needed to set my phone into some sort of holder in the car and decided to hack this with a couple of rubber bands…as you do.
Friday 25 August 2017
Today I didn’t do ANY work at all. Instead, it was all conversations with multiple Snapchat buddies who were all talking about LinkedIn video. I shared my anxiety and fear in using LinkedIn video on Snapchat and had people comment on these snaps. The discussion and deliberation allowed me to consider how I could approach it and IF using LinkedIn video was going to be good for working out loud – or was it going to bust my own reputation out there. After all, LinkedIn audiences are tough. Tougher than Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and in particular, Snapchat. I find LinkedIn audiences more discerning…maybe even a little bit more critical?
Saturday 26 August 2017
So I decided to give it a go and not worry about my clothes or my hair or my lack of makeup – just jump in and do my first LinkedIn video to ask people what THEY wanted to see. It was such a joy to film in landscape – FINALLY – after all this time using Snapchat and vertical video…
I’ll be writing a blog post specifically for LinkedIn video because I think it’s another beast entirely than using video on other platforms and one in which is making people think about HOW they want to present themselves to this discerning professional audience. Should we be business like?