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Roger Stack
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Droning On - Part 1: Introduction
I'm going to learn how to use a drone - and blog about my journey. Immersive and interactive media are raising user expectations for a richer and more meaningful visual experience. Images and videos taken with drones are part of this change. I've just taken...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - Photos and Graphics
Click to enlarge Photos and graphics is the final topic in this series of data flow / systems diagrams for our Department of Education social technologies services. Photos and graphics are captured or designed from a wide variety of sources using many devic...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - Mobile Apps
Click to enlarge Most mobile app production is as an HTML5 'web-app' . iSpring is used as a 'rapid development tool' to output HTML5 from PowerPoint. HTML5 files are hosted at SiteGround and are accessible from all mobile devices. Apps can also be a accesse...

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One Drive ate up my NBN allowance
A few days ago I got a message from my telco (Telstra) that I had exceeded my 500GB monthly NBN allowance - not something I ever expected to happen.  Several hours later my learning can be summarised as follows: Pay attention to notices from my telco - I go...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - Video
Click graphic to enlarge The production and viewing of video content has increased in volume and complexity across the Department over the last 3 years. Offline and online HD video is captured through a range of devices including mobile devices and web cams...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - Google +
Click graphic to enlarge The Google search engine prioritises Google+ content if it exists. The Department has created Google+ pages for all schools so that key information such as contact, phone, hours, web sites and branded photos appear in search results...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - Twitter and Instagram
Click graphic to enlarge The data flow diagrams or system maps for the Department's Instagram and Twitter channels are similar to that of Facebook shown in the previous post  - although the audiences and number of instances for both are currently much small...

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Social Technologies Data Flow - 270 Facebook Pages
Click to open larger graphic I've been updating the data flow or systems mapping for the Department's current social technologies. This map shows the services and dependencies used to manage information across our official Facebook pages. The Department has...

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Managing Social Technologies
Social technologies have been described as a 'third platform' comprised of social media, mobile computing, data analytics and cloud computing services. ( Gartner, IDC ) I'm increasingly finding this to be a useful framework. Many organisations are moving to...

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2016 ePortfolio Forum Day 2: Digital footprints as ePortfolios and open badges
For me day two reinforced the message that students are choosing to use a range of technologies beyond those provided by their educational institution to support their learning. In general students are not bringing social (Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram) conte...
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