Social media in the workplace – OLJ2

I discovered the Common Craft videos on the web some time ago. They are awesome. They explain recent web 2.0 phenomena in plain English (I’m also a big fan of using plain English to explain things). They are simple and straightforward but contain so much vital information. When I want to understand about a web 2.0 tool, one of the first things I do is search the Common Craft site.


Screenshot of Common Craft video "Social Media and the Workplace"

Once again, Lee and Sachi LeFever have explained something complex in a really simple way that makes sense. “Social Media and the Workplace” talks about how social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogs can be used in the workplace to communicate with customers. It’s not much of a stretch to see how these social media tools can be used within a workplace like an education employer (such as the NSW DET) and across a variety of education  workplaces to share ideas.


Over the weekend I joined Twitter for the first time. I also joined Yammer some months ago. There are a lot of ideas going round in my head at the moment about the implications (positive and negative, though predominantly positive) of these social media tools in my workplace, especially as I need to come up with either a social networking project or a case study for my first assignment for my “Social Networking for Information Professionals” course.

I’ll keep mulling it over and post again on this topic soon – very soon.


About robynstlreflections

I never expected to become a teacher. After graduating from Sydney Univeristy with a BA (Hons), I worked for a couple of years before "going bush". When I started working as a governess I discovered that I enjoyed teaching, so studied for a Grad Dip Ed. After teaching in public schools in the Northern Territory for two years then in Queensland for 10 more, I moved back to NSW with my family in 2009. Now it's time for a change in direction. I've always enjoyed introducing my students discover the joys of literature and I'm excited by the educational possibilities developing in the digital world. So in 2010 I've begun studying by Distance Education for a Masters in Education in Teacher Librarianship with Charles Sturt University.
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