In addition to our Help Guides page, we have also created a few video guides to help staff get started with blogs and social media.
These short guides provide a visual walk-through of setting-up a new blog on the university blog network, enabling some advanced features for blogs, as well as using tools such as Tweetdeck, IFTTT, and Trello to help organise your social media and working processes.
This is the first part of a five-part series aimed at helping staff get into the blog format in a more meaningful and engaging way. Through these five brief posts we want to highlight not only the marketing benefits but also the academic benefits of using your research blogs to give your work more traction.
A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms that come along with the introduction of new technologies and platforms. We have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms in social media, which will help you get started. There is a link at the end of the post to a full glossary of terms in case we’ve missed anything.
This blog aims to be a one-stop-shop for the staff of the College of Social Sciences.
Here you will be able to contact the online media development team of the college, but you will also find an archive of useful guidance, links, and selected articles to help you get the most out of the university’s digital resources, generate your own externally facing content, and publicise your research through the effective use of blogging and social media.
Make sure you add this site to your favourites and do not hesitate to contact us if you need our help.
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The Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT) is hosting a community showcase event in November, and are looking for your submissions.
LALT Showcase – Education in a Digital Age
A showcase event to support academic colleagues to share, inspire and discover simple and effective approaches to digital teaching and learning.
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Now is a great time to engage in a new professional development opportunity. Adobe Education Exchange offers easy ideas and training to start exploring, creating and taking real advantage of digital media with a range of Adobe tools on the Adobe Worldwide MOOC.
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This introductory media training workshop aims to help staff enhance their understanding of how the mainstream media operates and build knowledge and confidence in interacting with the media.
To make you all aware if you haven’t seen them already, the university branding guidelines have changed.
The new guidelines can be found here: http://lincoln.ac.uk/t4media/pdf/UoLBrandGuidelinesAug2018.pdf
If you have any concerns regarding web-based materials you are currently using that you feel may be affected by these changes, please contact us via the form on this site and will help you look at them and your requirements.
The new academic year is upon us and we would like to hear from you about what support members of staff would like us to provide going forward.
We are currently working on a resource inventory for this site and are looking at putting on some introductory workshops for academics looking to get to grips with using technology for blogging and social media. These could be as involved or as informal as you would like them to be.
If you would like to send us suggestions for topics or would like use to come along informally to meet with you and your working/research group, please contact us through the form on this website and we will get back to you to arrange a date.