Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Importance of Being Clickable

In the last few weeks I have had to move my office twice (we got new carpets). Most people might think this is just a necessary annoyance. I agree; however, I also see it as an opportunity to purge, purge, and purge. In the process I have come across several little jewels that I tucked away or “piled” for one reason or another, articles to read, lesson plans to spark my thinking, post-its with wild ideas, etc. One of the articles I saved was from the November 2007 edition of Technology and Learning. The article is “The Importance of Being Clickable.” By technology standards, 2007 is a LONG time ago. However, the idea of being clickable is becoming increasingly relevant – especially if you are job hunting as so many are. How aware are you of your online persona? Do you have one? Do you think you should? I would be willing to wager that if you Google yourself, you are out there. You are somebody in cyberspace if nowhere else!

So, I Googled my myself. (When did that become a sentence that makes sense?) Lee Anne Morris is not an overly common name, so I had several hits on the first page that were about me. When I added Tulsa or Oklahoma to my search, it was pretty much all about me. (and when is that not good! :-D ) Even for someone who teaches tech integration and breaths Web 2.0, I don’t have an impressively large online presence, but I’m there. I am professionally clickable! I can tell quite a bit about me from seeing the social networks and learning communities I participate in. I can see evidence that I am learning from and contributing to my profession. So I am okay with how I am representing myself with my online persona.

Take a minute to Google yourself. (Still makes me laugh.) What do you find? What more could you do during the summer to be more “clickable”? You know I am going to suggest you take classes on the Eighth Floor, so you might as well at least check out all the spectacular classes we are offering.

http://eighthfloor.tulsatech.edu/class.html

Besides taking classes on the Eighth Floor, what could you do or what are you already doing? We need to know!

Just thinkin’
Lee Anne

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