Browsing Category : Community Education

Digital Stories: Heading to Belfast for the Summer Learning Fortnight


Back in January, I had the pleasure to organise a collaborative workshop on digital storytelling with Una Murphy from View Digital Northern Ireland as part of the EU-funded Honeycomb Project hosted at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland. Since then Una and I have been looking at ways to run a complimentary workshop in Belfast –…

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Guest posts: Mental health and grassroot politics (Mindwavesnews.com)


As we approach the final leg of the Westminster campaigns, I just wanted to cross post a few blog posts which I have written elsewhere on mental wellbeing and participation in politics. I was approached by Rosie from Mindwaves, a Glasgow based community media for mental health and wellbeing (of which I’m a board member through my role at UWS)…

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Honeycomb: Digital Storytelling workshop with Una Murphy from View Digital


I was approached by Prof. Nick Higgins to develop a workshop based on my work around digital storytelling training for community groups for the EU-funded Honeycomb Creative Works project. As the Honeycomb project looks to provide training opportunities to those on the western seaboard of Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and border region of Ireland, I saw this as a opportunity to approach Una…

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New Article: Revealing the platform politics within community journalism


Originally posted on Centre for Community Journalism website, Cardiff University – 7th October, 2014. Revealing the platform politics within community journalism: what do we mean by empowerment in the context of digital storytelling and hyperlocal websites? There is no denying, people have been talking about the ways that the internet and mobile and social media devices allow us to produce…

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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools


Through my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth, I’ve had to spend a lot of time this year behind my laptop, coordinating, making sure that the right people are in the right location learning the right things from the right people. Working alongside the project’s education coordinator Alison McCandlish, the project developed a Scotland wide digital literacy programme…

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So how was your summer?


Sorry, long time no blog. Mainly because my full time over the last 12 months has involved so much blogging in project spaces, blogging in other people’s project spaces and teaching other people to blog in their own spaces that my own blog has taken the hit when it comes to writing down my own thoughts about things and the…

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