Why use online tools

Consider your online presence as an extension to your CV. Use it proactively to promote a positive image.

You can also take part in educational communities online. These are a good source of practical, intellectual and academic ideas, enabling you to make contact with colleagues and experts nationally and internationally. Engaging in discussion with teachers and educators around the world will broaden your perspective and stimulate your thinking. This will help to keep you thinking and reflecting on your values and practice and may even help when you’re writing assignments and planning lessons. Your participation in these networks will be visible and this will form part of your online presence, showing that you are outward looking, engaged with new ideas and open minded. Your contributions to these discussions and networks are likely to make your values clear, so make sure that you are proud of any posts and publications.

Ben joins an online discussion to help with his first assignment and it really pays off.

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