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Is social media an antidote to academic futility?

Here’s an interesting discussion of the value of Academics using blogging and social media platforms. The author makes a good point about the ‘sort power’ that comes with academic blogging. I particularly liked the following reflective point: Blogging is a … Continue reading

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Qualitative Analysis of Social Media in #legaled

A limited number of free eprints are available for Kristoffer Greaves’ just-published article, ‘Computer-aided qualitative data analysis of social media for teachers and students in legal education’, in the latest issue of The Law Teacher—click on the image below to … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Tumblr – an explainer

There is a fair bit written about using Twitter and blogs in higher education, and in legal education. Less visible however is the easy-to use microblogging/social media hybrid, Tumblr. The question is, can Tumblr be used in an educational context? … Continue reading

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Recent additions to the Libraries (9 August 2014)

Some additions to the ‘Academics‘ and ‘Practitioners‘ libraries this week: Julia E Rodriguez, ‘Social media use in higher education: Key areas to consider for educators‘ (2011). Gráinne Conole and Panagiota Alevizou, ‘A literature review of the use of Web 2.0 … Continue reading

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Using Storify and Twitter as an Event Repository

Storify is an online aggregating tool. It provides a way of curating social media and web content, which can be represented in “narrative” form. I confess that my use of Storify probably does not realise its full potential. I contend, … Continue reading

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Working with Pinterest

Pinterest has not been in my social media inventory until now. So in this post, I am approaching it as an interested newbie. I’ve posted some brief comments about this at PleagleTrainer Blog, and expand on those comments here. When … Continue reading

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From Figshare: ‘prevalence and use of Twitter among scholars’

Click on the image to view the Figshare post… Priem, Jason; Costello, Kaitlin; Dzuba, Tyler (2012): Prevalence and use of Twitter among scholars. figshare. Retrieved 00:53, Jul 20, 2014 (GMT)

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S|M| i |L|E now on Twitter

We are slowly emerging … You can find us on Twitter as @SocMedinLegalED

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Welcome to S|M| i |L|E

Welcome! S|M| i |L|E (Social Media in Legal Education) is a collaborative project involving Australian legal academics. The project emerged out of discussions between four academics attending the Australasian Law Teachers Association annual conference at Bond University (Gold Coast, Queensland) … Continue reading

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