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

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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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Handbook for Digital Storytelling – Digital Commonwealth

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As part of the Digital Commmonwealth team we have been working on producing a resource which helps people develop digital storytelling skills. The handbook is intended for use by the participants of the project, as well as anyone who has an interest in using digital media literacy skills for storytelling. It contains themes and examples of work created during the project,…

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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools

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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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#DigitalAngus – Citizen Journalism and the Commonwealth Games

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Last Saturday, I awoke at a time where most of Glasgow was going to sleep (5am!) to catch the first train to Dundee to meet my lift to Forfar for the Digital Angus conference being organised by Third Sector Lab and Angus Council around the themes of social media for community engagement. As Angus was one of our areas where…

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