Well I was able to figure out how to add links to documents by using google docs which seems to work okay. I enabled it to allow editing and comments for others. I’m not exactly sure that this blog will allow the functionality that I need in presenting a portfolio of my research but I will give it a shot. It’s possible that I might need to try a couple of these pages: one for just general fieldwork notes/blogging, and a separate one for the actual research portfolio as we’re required to have introductory pages and there will be a lot of content. I’ve done blogging before for brief stints for travel but this is a first. It’s all a learning process. I’m interested in the role of technology and academia. How it can be utilized and if it can make things easier (or more difficult for that matter). Also as a means of communication and the exchange of ideas. I came across the Open Anthropology Cooperative and saw others from my department on there and did a bit of surfing – it looks interesting!
If you’ve received an invite from me to the blog please feel free to comment, in fact please do comment! I’ve had to keep the invitation list short right now as I’m not exactly sure how this will work in terms of ethics and intellectual property as I will need to post papers and such.
If anyone has any other ideas please let me know. I was thinking of IGLOO but it’s no longer open source. I found out about IGLOO originally from Tamarack. In my previous life I did a lot of consulting and facilitating of youth workshops for leadership and communication.
We had an interesting chat today on email (our cohort) on publishing and Marieka mentioned that the graduate student journal is being revived. This is interesting news, also Daniel suggested starting a publishing support group.
I’m not sure if this blogging is a good idea for me as I’m sure you’ve noticed I have a tendency to ramble.
I’m just getting started here but will work on being more focused in future posts.