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Media: “The Open Researcher” – Profiled in #jiscinform

Several months ago, I was approached by JISC Inform, an online magazine, produced by JISC and used to raise awareness of technology in further and higher education in the UK. Having found me on twitter, they wanted to profile me as an open researcher in a ‘day in the life’ style of what my researcher practice looks like. It was a really…

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Week 9: I’m not going to class tomorrow, and I’m the teacher…

I’m in Scotland at the moment for other-work-related things. Which means I can’t be in class for teaching commitments tomorrow. But taking a page out of the Jon Hickman school of teaching, I am not going to be around either. Which should be bad, I should arrange something for the 2nd years in the same way I am for the…

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Project: Stories and Streams, Week 7: Events-based learning: the west midlands #media2012 hub

When I started working on the Alternative Media and Web Production (AM&WP) module late-2010, it was with the intention of working towards embedding citizen journalism and the Olympic Games as a priority topic and theme for the module. It begin with #mc539, which then evolved into #MED5008, a course within another – online journalism. The first 6 weeks, my AM&WP…

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Publication: The Imaginary SXSWi:If SXSWi is a Dream, Then How Do We Wake Up From It?

An article that I coauthored with my colleague Jon Hickman from BCU has been published in the special edition of FlowTV journal for SXSWi. FlowTV is a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where the public can discuss the changing landscape…

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Complete summary of @UWSInteractive Festival 2012: So what’s next?

Last week was a blast. It has taken me 4 days to archive the social media content that was produced during the first @UWSInteractive Festival, and 4 days to come to terms with the sheer amount of energy behind the event that lasted 4 days across 4 locations in the South West of Scotland. This was the first time since…

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Podcast: A case study of a university’s ‘grassroots’ digital strategy #uwsltas

As well as being interviewed by Mark Carrigan on the distinctions on the use of social media in the university for learning and teaching, I was also asked to give my thoughts on what a digital strategy for university might look like. This also fits into the on-going discussions around UWS’s current learning and teaching strategy on the hashtag #uwsltas. You can listen to…

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