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Those things I’ve learned through my role as the Digital Commonwealth project coordinator…


Thursday night’s Digital Commonwealth finale showcase marked the end of a project that I had been involved in and represented for over 2 years. I was in a full time post (funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland) from August 2013 – December 2014 and from January 2014, I’d been retained through UWS for 1-2.5 days a week to completed and…

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Things what I am up to this week (w/c October 5th)…


I can’t believe it has been two weeks since I got back from Japan – there are several posts in draft that I need to finish up, but lets get this week out the way first, yeah? I spent the first week back swimming in a warm haze of trippy jetlag and food sadness that I can’t eat seaweed for…

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Workshop Recap: Stalled Spaces Scotland and Premiership Rugby Community Conference


It’s been some week for travelling. I’m writing this from the research student room at the Graduate School of Osaka University’s Human Sciences department in Japan. We arrived last night after 28 hours of travelling. I’m drinking some hot that I think is a milky chocolate tea and eating Green Tea kit-kats (verdict: amaze!) and settling down to warm up…

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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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Life Update: When only a long rambly post with pictures of greyhounds will do…


As part of Digital Commonwealth, the University of the West of Scotland, played host to an event for practitioners, academics and activists to explore the issues, opportunities and challenges of archiving community-based storytelling in the digital age. This is a record of content produced on day.

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Guest on @EduTalkr Internet Radio: On lessons from Digital Commonwealth


Over Christmas, I was invited by David Noble as a guest on the EduTalk live internet radio show. I spoke about my role as project coordinator on the Big Lottery funded Digital Commonwealth project, discussing the opportunities and challenges of managing a national digital literacy project of this scale. Some of the key lessons that I address in the podcast below: In terms of a…

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