Free Courses from Facebook on Content just Launched

Facebook has just launched an online course for journalists. This should be of serious interest to anyone writing, blogging, creating native content, posting, monitoring, measuring, promoting, video or reporting on effectiveness. Apparently it was set up to meet the demand of a a single destination where you  can learn about Facebook’s products, tools and services…

List: Cheap (but Awesome) Online Courses in all things Digital!

The world of digital and marketing moves ridiculously quick. So last  year, I made a point of going ‘back to school’ to broaden and update my knowledge in the area Each course was through a site called Coursera – which I can’t recommend enough. You can find more about the ones from last year and…

Leaving Cert, Damn Leaving Cert and Statistics!

This year, 54,226 students sat leaving cert maths. 57,929 sat the leaving cert in 2015. But a much lower percentage (90% or 52,382) in 2015… 28% (15,198) did higher level this year. 27% (14,326 ) did higher level last year.   The percentage has been on the increase (duh) since the introduction of the additional 25 points…

Why You Should Totally Read Comics

You Can’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover – But You Can Judge a Comic Book by a Page I’ve just this week completed an online course from the University of Boulder, Colorado on comic books and graphic novels. People are often really ‘judgey’ about reading comics, and about the sort of people that do…

It’s Time for the Internet of Ideas

(reboot) Back in November The Web Summit arrived in Dublin. And for a brief, beautiful week, nerds ruled the streets. Publicans wondered bemusedly at their sudden shortage of craft beer, delinquent ‘youths’ in Temple Bar were temporarily scared off by desperate start ups, begging them to invest. People with Google Glass could actually walk around…

Ted Talks I’ve actually Applied to Everyday Life

We all love a good TED Talk. They’re enlightening, interesting and extremely entertaining and digestible as an educational format… but what have you actually changed in your life thanks to a TED Talk? When I think about it, not a lot! Of course TED has made me change my opinion (or at the very least,…

What Women Want: Tech is NOT for Girls!

  We’ve come a long way in terms of equality for women. And while Lean In tells us there’s plenty ladies can be subtly doing to further the cause in the workplace, there is one area that I think needs to be a little more aggressively pushed – magazines. I’m not talking about the content…