October 31, 2005

Communicating Online

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I went to Casey and Rob's Graduate School Course on Saturday Web-publishing for Postgraduates and even though it meant getting up for 10am on a Saturday morning it was well worth it!

What happened?

Casey spent the first hour and a bit talking and demonstrating how to write for the web with some very useful handouts. The hardest bit was making us describe our research in 50 words to 'our friend's mother', which involved lots of crossing out and starting again. I felt so sorry for the Science students who had so many acroynyms to explain to us before they got past their titles!

Rob O'Toole finished off the session showing us the various technologies that Warwick offers to Postgraduates, such as ePortfolios and of course, these blogs.

The most useful part of the session was the discussion on consideration of audience – Rob demonstrated that Google highly-rated University webpages, so it was important to maintain the 'correct' image on the web – i.e professional on an ePortfolio if you want potential employers to take you seriously.

What did I get out of it?

apart from the free tea, coffee, water and biscuits (very important for a early Saturday morning)

  1. Ideas for developing my ePortfolio for the wider world
  2. A new desire to write on my blog
  3. Rethinks on the webpages and external websites I maintain.

Unfortunately, I still waffle on my blog…


- 2 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. ePortfolios? What a wonderful idea! I'm going to go to the website immediately and apply. I reckon thats what all the best people will be doing.

    31 Oct 2005, 12:55

  2. Robert O'Toole

    Self-publicist!

    31 Oct 2005, 15:25


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