I’m pleased to introduce you to our newest public blog, Conversations with AUSCCER, from the team at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research. The group are showcasing their research interests and outputs via the UOW blog, which has integrated social-media links for viewers to help spread the word and build a larger audience for their work. Says Chris Gibson, “I posted late last week and within a couple of hours, the post had had 50+ visitors and had become ‘most popular post’…It got facebook liked 25 times and 10+ tweets. All good and very encouraging.”
Another new public blog is one setup to help us farewell our long-serving DVC(A) – to capture your memories, stories and comments on Rob’s Legacy of Learning at UOW. Everyone is welcome to use the comments feature to leave their farewell message for Rob.
We also have Professor John Glynn putting the final touches on his blog, which is due to go public next week. Similarly we are close to flicking the switch on a new blog from the Faculty of Education which will share stories and experiences from some of their students currently overseas in Thailand on overseas professional practice. Watch this space for when they go live!
In the world of private blogs I am supporting the blogging work of Dr. Xiaoping (Sherri) Gao’s, whose students are also overseas in China working on their Mandarin language skills and using the blog to track their progress – writing in both english and chinese characters. And good luck to Lorraine Denny of PODS, who is shortly trialling her first ever fully online course, a 6 week training program on “The Power of Optimism” delivered by private UOW blog.