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LinkedIn or left out? Networking in education

While an increasing number of education professionals are beginning to recognise the potential of tools like Twitter and Facebook for connecting with peers or interacting with students, many find the benefits of LinkedIn more difficult to discern.  Although its popularity among industry and business professionals is well-established, its reputation as a job search tool has meant than educators and researchers…

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Do you own your online presence?

In his alternative Christmas message, whistle-blower Edward Snowden warned that ‘A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all’.1  This statement may appear rather extreme, but it does serve as a reminder that we should take care not to become complacent with our personal data.  Snowden goes on to explain…