Social Media - Benefits for Researchers: May 7 - 18, 2008

Introduction and some personal facts

Re: Introduction and some personal facts

by Deirdre Bonnycastle -
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I grew up with computers since my father worked at NORAD defense headquarters, only in those days they filled a room. I learned to punch keycards my first year at university. I've been using computers in my classroom since 1980 when I bought an Apple  to encourage my students with learning disabilities to produce legible resumes. I was lucky to work for a post secondary institute that encouraged networking when the first listserves appeared. I jumped into Web2.0 as soon as the word started bubbling into the mainstream. Truth is I feel like a digital native, although I'm way too old for that label.wink 

Currently, I am working at the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Medicine where I hope to improve the teaching skills of faculty.