Last week’s Association of Learning and Technology (ALT) Conference, also known as altc, was a great opportunity to catch up with learning technologists. This event and Digifest are our two big opportunities to meet with practitioners, look at developments and share ideas. And altc 2017 certainly delivered! Here are four key thoughts we’ve taken away after three packed days. Peter Goodyear's ‘shaping spaces’ keynote talked about the ways in which “we shape our spaces and then they shape us”.
MAJORCA offers sun, sea, beautiful scenery and culture a-plenty, less than three hours from the UK - no wonder it’s one of Brits’ firmest holiday destination favourites. But a newcomer on the market is providing visitors with more than the standard sunshine-and-Sangria fare - instead affording world-class facilities within inimitable surroundings.
A PART-TIME job in a contact centre turned into a rewarding career with plenty of progression opportunities for Iain Gibson. The 30-year-old from Glasgow is now client operations manager at Parseq, where he has worked for the last four years. Here, he tells us about his working day, winning awards, meeting Martin Kemp and why working at the contact centre could be your next move. How did you get into the industry? My career began in contact centres when I was studying at university.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".