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Putting The Professional Online Presences Site Live

The first version of the main site is now live, containing information about Professional Online Presences in general, as well as links to the podcasts.

As usual, this wasn’t totally plain sailing. I wanted to link to the individual podcasts in iTunes, but the only links I could find went to a summary page (and, for some reason the first podcast is missing, although it shows once you are “subscribed” to it). As a workaround, I’ve linked to the original audio files.

This is very much a first draft, so there’s some information and links to resources along with the podcasts.

One thing I’d like to add is make the teaching resources previously developed for the HEA more visible. They’re not available in a convenient format as of yet.

I’d also like to update the resources and add some other useful resources. Feel free to send me any that you think could be included. Likewise, some of my own older talks and resources aren’t up on my SlideShare account, but could be included.

There’s scope for some examples of Professional Online Presences as well (any students who I’ve taught want to volunteer for that)?

The whole site could be much more visual. This is just one of the WordPress themes out of the box. The theme has an annoying feature of adding hyphenation in some browsers (e.g. Firefox, but not Google Chrome) which I have to track down as well.

Finally, there’s potential for a blog with commentary on the latest developments of Professional Online Presences.

I don’t want to overcommit myself with this one, as I also have my main site and blog to maintain, my contract cheating site, and my contributions to the Birmingham City University blog. So, I’m more than happy with everything that is on here, as it’s in a useable state, but of course, this could always be futher developed.

Next step is some more publicity, including a post on my main blog, and looking at any other sites that are available.

Still a few finishing touches to do to finish off this project properly. This includes the paperwork for the HEA and a consideration of digital literacy. I also want to put together a few general findings from the work. I also want to look into the potential for a poster, paper or some other forms of presentations as well.

Professional Online Presences

Welcome to this blog about my experiences on the Higher Education Academy project, Developing Podcasts To Assist Students With The Production Of A Professional Online Presence. The work is funded under the Changing the Learning Landscape stream.

The project combines together two topics which interest me, employability and podcasts.

The main purpose of the funding is to allow me to develop experience in creating podcasts. I have current experience creating videos, but working without the visual element is quite a change.

The topic of the podcasts is based around my current work on Professional Online Presences. This is the collection of web sites and online profiles which students (or any other individual) can use to represent themselves online.

The podcasts are to be based around an existing set of eight Professional Online Presences talks which I have already produced for the Higher Education Academy, allowing the idea of repurposing to also be explored. This is also an area which I teach with my own students at Birmingham City University.

This blog will form a collection of topics relating to my experiences around Professional Online Presences and of developing the podcasts.