I AM PREPARING to use Google Plus in my university modules for the fourth consecutive semester and hope to harvest best practise from Ade Oshineye and perhaps develop some advanced techniques that can later filter back into our local business community.
I already know that Google+ enhances my delivery of third level curricular objects to students. I also know I can do things better with the way my modules leverage G+ so this year I have decided to dedicated several hours of practical skills in order to ensure that students can write effective responses to threaded items. We're already using handheld mobile phones when creating short clips for Youtube and some of those clips will migrate across to Instagram and Vine next semester.
We need to use Google Apps more effectively and to develop real skills in making Hangouts connect our physical space to the virtual guests we're inviting to talk about innovation and the internet of things this autumn.
But most importantly, I believe we will mark the end of the year with community buzz related to the creation of clever artifacts that support our curriculum and that some of those artifacts will double as marketing material as we showcase the public side of our education programme to complement the search flexible learners are conducting as they decide on courses that help their personal development.