I spent part of the recent bank holiday doing a spot of website maintenance. This took the form of rewriting the information on the Digital Education newsletter page. The content of the newsletter itself is still the same, but I've just added a few details and changed the colour of the headings to make the page easier to navigate. I also took out a huge screenshot of a cover of a past issue.
The page now comprises the following parts:
- No time, just give me the gist
- About Digital Education
- Subscribe for free
No time, just give me the gist
If you just want a quick summary of the kind of stuff that goes into the newsletter and then sign up, this is the only section you need. There's a one paragraph description followed by a sign-up form.
About Digital Education
This is the long version, and frankly I'd prefer you to read this rather than the one paragraph summary. Why? Because then you'll know exactly what you're signing up for and won't feel disappointed if it turns out to be not quite what you were expecting.
This section covers the following:
- Frequency of the newsletter
- What happens when you subscribe (in a nutshell, I've always used a double opt-in system, meaning that you will be asked to confirm that you really do wish to subscribe).
- Another sign-up form.
- The rules of the competitions I occasionally run (all in accordance with UK law).
- How I conduct prize draws, which is a free download explaining the process and what happens to people's data when they enter.
Just as a bit of background information, the newsletter was started in the year 2000. A sign of changing times is the world of education technology is that in those days it was called 'Computers in Classrooms'. Believe it or not, having a computer in your classroom was a sign of a really progressive school. Having two was almost unheard of.
But of course, with the advent of tablets, smartphones, cheap(er) laptops and less expensive hardware and software in general, education technology of some sort may be found in most classrooms.
I figured that the name 'Digital Education' was a safe bet for a while!
If you'd like to find out more about the newsletter, and maybe subscribe, please go here: Digital Education newsletter page.