Who Are Those Old People in Our Lab?

Age and technological prowess often are not synonymous, particularly in education.  Factor in the tech toys, marvels and training available at Orlando’s Full Sail University and you can imagine the dismay expressed by the student who asked, “Who are all those old people in our lab?”

It is just as easy to understand the laughter the querry evoked among the educators and professionals attending the  Apple Distinguished Educator conference. No longer were they masters of WIKIS, AVATARS, NINGS, MOODLES, MMOGS, TWEETS, BUMPS, VRE’s, and a dizzying array of professional software certifications. Continue reading

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Who Are You Anyway

As we each learn how to be citizen journalists maybe we should think about who we are and what our journalistic personality or motivation might me.

Here are some descriptive words to consider. Are you an:
Aggregator – Someone who collects information from other people or an Analyst who interprets what others say and do?

Perhaps you are an Activist – someone who believes in and promotes a cause or an Agitator – someone who creates and fuels controversy for some political or personal agenda.

Maybe Adviser – someone who recommends a course of action or perhaps an Observer – I ran out of words that start with “A.”

Understand who you are and your motivation then be yourself. You are your greatest asset.

Media professionals assume multiple roles either consciously or unconsciously based on what we believe others want us to be. It is far more important to embrace who we are and understand what motivates us in order to effectively sell ourselves to a discerning audience.

Creating the Brand of You