Credibility and fact checking

Credibility is the currency of social media and online relationships, yet so many people impoverish themselves by passing on poorly researched information, false quotes, dodgy statistics and/or poor arguments. For advocates, if you are out to build trust ensure you earn it by researching information before you share it with your network. There are a lot of authentic sounding stories out there that have circulated for years.  Here are a few tools to get you…

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Accessibility, LLN, personalised learning and flipped classrooms

 Some thinking is starting to come together in lava-lamp like clumps for me about accessibility, LLN, personalised learning and flipped classrooms and where good practice in these areas overlap. Accessibility is about provide equal access to online experiences regardless of ability. Like universal design in buildings where wheel chair ramps are also great for people with prams or temporary disabilities using crutches, thinking about making content accessible to the most people possible opens a lot…

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Adding closed captions to YouTube – an update

A while ago I wrote a blog post about adding closed captions to YouTube videos that proved quite popular. The methodology of adding closed captions has changed, and with the urgency for some (particularly Australians) to ensure their resources are WCAG 2.o AA compatible, I felt it was time for an upgrade Rather than write a very long, text post – I’ve created a SlideShare show.  I added notes for each slide to make the…

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