Managing Your Online Presence

Trying to manage a personal and professional online presence has become a bit of nightmare! I’m all over the place (i.e. linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, personal blog, personal website, course Facebook page, course Google Group, and various learning management system communication platforms).

For one reason or another, I need them all! Each platform has different pros and cons! Not only that, I am targeting different audiences on the platforms so the message is not the same! I’ve got to find a better way to streamline my online communications. At this point, I’m beginning to confuse myself!

Anybody got any tips for teachers on successfully managing your online presence?


Pleasant Surprise

Recently, we started exploring ways to use our learning management system to facilitate greater collaboration, particularly asynchronous communication. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see that a faculty member had opened a discussion post that inspired feedback from other members. With faculty being so over committed, being open to virtual discussion and collaboration will create so many more opportunities for interaction. It’s only the tip of the iceberg, but imagining the potential is very exciting!!