Lynda is an excellent resource that you have access to as part of your enrolment at RMIT. It features entire courses, so while this would be a lot of extra work, it could be a great challenge to set yourself for Netmed – learn to code and try to make something with your new found skills.
As I’ve mentioned, we’re putting some effort into working with 2 different blogging platforms – the Mediafactory (MF) blogs for Media students, and the free WordPress (WP) blogs for everyone else.
If you have a free WP account and want to use the same dashboard as the MF, here’s a quick little hack: once logged into your blog, type in your blog home page address (should be there already) then add the following: /wp-admin . So the URL in your browser bar should look like this:
with your blog name in place of netmed2016testblog, obvs. This will take you to the same dashboard as the MF blogs, and while there are a lot more options, it’s all there in front of you. A few students had trouble adding links, so if you want to do that, check out WP support here.
I would recommend this way of doing things, so we all have a common experience. However, if that all sounds like too much, read on…
A succinct little clip that explains what RSS is, and how to use it. If you’d like a way to organise and present your resources in an easy to manage fashion, this will be good for you – but you’ll need to put a bit of work in to let it sink in.