Tag Archives: blogging

Why do you blog?

I BEGAN blogging years ago to help students share their work. The benefits go beyond that however. Blogging motivates me to research, helps me write better and it helps me share my ideas. Blogging helps me motivate students to do … Continue reading

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Communication minute: Plain English

Did the feline position itself horizontally on the floor covering, or did the cat just sit on the mat? Plain English, or Plain Language, is a term used to describe writing that’s easy to understand. It’s the opposite of gobbledygook. … Continue reading

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Shoot better video with your smartphone

If you own a smartphone, you carry a video recording studio around in your pocket. Here are some tips to get the most from it. SHOOTING video with your smartphone is pretty easy. Shooting great video with your smartphone is … Continue reading

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Tracking QR Code Clicks

Want to know how many people scanned your QR code? This video tutorial will help. Tracking QR Codes from the MediaPod on Vimeo.

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Grab your smartphone, grab a great photo

A picture might speak a thousand words, but in an age where most people carry a smartphone with a camera in their pocket, how can you maximise photo opportunities so that those words tell a compelling story? Cassandra van Schagen … Continue reading

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The Town Hall comes to Facebook

Do you want to engage with your community better? Want to crowdsource ideas? Town Hall Social, developed here in Melbourne, might be the answer. Ross Monaghan reports. Follow Ross on Twitter: @themediapod. Stay tuned for some Town Hall Social questions … Continue reading

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It’s worth putting in the effort: You do the math

Deakin graduate Jeszlene Zhou does the math on finding time to attend uni, study, work, have a social life and put together a killer ePortfolio. Follow Jeszlene on Twitter: @firstcommsjob YOU have 20 contact hours, 20 work hours, dinner with … Continue reading

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A world without social networks? *cough*

Can you imagine a world without social networks? Is social networking the new tobacco? Ross Monaghan shares his thoughts. Connect with Ross on Twitter: @themediapod HELLO, I’m Ross, and I’m not a social media addict. Don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading

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How social media makes you a loser (and a winner)

Deakin University PR graduate Melanie Gilcrist reports on the slimming effects of social media. Follow Melanie’s blog: melaniegilcrist.wordpress.com AS a PR student, I love writing – so it was great when I started my blog on communications issues about a … Continue reading

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