So long and thanks for all the (LEGO) fish…

So long and thanks for all the (LEGO) fish…

After months of preparation and eight weeks of social media adventures, the CJBS Social Media Driving Licence is well and truly over. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the Licence, and all the wonderful people who supported us throughout the course, from the Online Communications team all theRead more

Week 8 Summary – Evaluating the Licence… with LEGO Serious Play

Week 8 Summary – Evaluating the Licence… with LEGO Serious Play

Well done SMDL gang, you really threw yourselves into our LEGO Serious Play evaluation session 🙂 It was one of those occasions when we all got to know each other a little better, from Janette professing an appreciation for thrash metal, to Luther’s network building skills; Jackie O’s amazing self-portrait to Caroline Hughes’ creative use ofRead more

Week 7 Summary – Sharing and caring

Week 7 Summary – Sharing and caring

This week we explored what it means to be a good citizen on social media, whether you’re having a conversation on Twitter, commenting on a blogpost, or sourcing and reproducing images. Andy took you through Creative Commons licensing and how to use it (SMDL is Creative Commons-licensed course remember) and led a discussion about whether we at CJBS are goodRead more

Week 6 Summary – Google: more than just a search engine

Week 6 Summary – Google: more than just a search engine

So this week we looked at Google, covering work applications like Google Calendar and Drive, and the more social elements like YouTube and G+ We drew our experiences of using Google tools, followed Dolly Parton on G+, and made origami boats to compare learning styles. We also group edited a very modern fairy tale allRead more

Week 5 Summary – Twitter tools: curation, control and reach

Week 5 Summary – Twitter tools: curation, control and reach

After the thrilling experience of last week’s live-tweeting, we thought it was high time we showed you some tools to curate, control and measure your reach on social media, with an emphasis on Twitter. Week 5 Objectives: Create your first Storify Learn from other Storify reports Managing your Twitter with Hootsuite Explore bit.ly and FeedlyRead more

Week 4 Summary – Tweet-a-thon!

Week 4 Summary – Tweet-a-thon!

So today we had the opportunity to take our Twitter use a stage further by learning how to live-tweet an event. During the session we explored the various pros and cons of live-tweeting as we all tweeted the presentation given by our Director of External Affairs, Nathalie Walker, on her personal experience of social media.Read more

Week 2 Summary – Blogging: getting the word out

Week 2 Summary – Blogging: getting the word out

Each week we will be summarising the latest SMDL workshop and/or session here. This will give you a chance to have a look back at the content in the form of objectives and also at the tasks you need to complete before the next session Week 2 Objectives Understanding why people blog Setting up your ownRead more