Landing : Athabascau University

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  • Allan Manning published a blog post Job Posting for a Course Developer (Toronto) in the group Centre for Distance Education (CDE) January 10, 2014 - 1:21pm
    Hi all,  I wanted to let you, my peers in MDDE, know about a Course Developer job opportunity at Greenwich Associates in Toronto. In this role, you'll be creating interactive e-learning modules to support a variety of audiences...
  • Hi Kirsten, Good question. I'm in favor of a system like Landing, where the site is owned by the University and beholden to higher ideals. Content can be marked here as explicitly public or private for sharing with the world. As graduate students...
  • Allan Manning published a blog post On privacy and social networking for distance educators in the group MDDE610 Group 4 - Fall 2012 October 23, 2012 - 10:00pm
    As practicioners in the field of education, we have huge influence over the selection of tools/methodologies at our learning institutions. I really want to caution folks around using public social networking tools...
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    • Hi Kirsten,

      Good question. I'm in favor of a system like Landing, where the site is owned by the University and beholden to higher ideals. Content can be marked here as explicitly public or private for sharing with the world. As graduate students we can still reap the benefits of social networking on a private site like Landing (though I agree that there's significant overlap with our forums in terms of usefulness, and I'll be looking to see how Landing evolves as a tool over the next few semesters). 

      Most importantly, Landing isn't built to profit from your data. The terms/privacy policy here are, from my perspective, reasonably just and upstanding. 

      Allan Manning October 25, 2012 - 1:17am

    • I would suggest that it is somewhat more flexible than discussion groups because you have access to social bookmarking, filesharing, photosharing, audioposts, blogging, wikis, calendars as well as discussion groups in a single platform. From my perspective the ability for the user to set privacy for each item is valuable because it allows you to target a specific audience and the tagging allows future search. While I have only gotten limited use of the knowledge management functions of the Landing (due to how it is generally used) I have still found it much more useful reference tool than Facebook or Linkedin. 

      Eric von Stackelberg January 31, 2013 - 4:27pm

    • What is truly sad whenever I hear this discussion is that the point that there is no literature stating FB review is a reliable tool for screening candidates never gets raised. HR tools are already noted for very poor relaibility and validity and this is just another way to throw empiracle evidence out the wondow and miss excellent candidates based not on performance but 'feelings'. I woudl love to see a study where teens with silly FB posts are compared to others with no silly FB social pic's and their performance on the job using objective criteria.

      Brenda Quinlan February 28, 2013 - 9:54am

  • Allan Manning commented on a wiki page titled Your First Visit to the Landing in the group The Landing Help Community October 23, 2012 - 8:30pm
    HA-you got me! I didn't realize posters receive an email whenever a response is made. So perhaps people really will follow up on these postings. In fact I'm going to delete my previous comment as it was silly.