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Digital Commonwealth featured as case study in Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack.

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After being included at the first Creative Citizen’s conference on the 18th-19th September at the Royal College of Art in London, we were approached by Dr Dan Lockton to contribute to the Creative Citizens’ Variety Pack that brought together case studies of inspiring digital ideas from community based projects. The pack is now available as hard copy and can be…

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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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My Commonwealth Games with @citizen2014

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As part of my role as the project coordinator for Digital Commonwealth, I helped coordinate a team of citizen reporters from a variety of different organisations (who share the ethos of our project) to capture, train and report on the alternative stories from the fringes of the Glasgow 2014.

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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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Using #OpenBadges for the Digital Commonwealth Project


As part of my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth project, I have been working with the project team to develop a set of educational resources which will be used to support trainers and learners within the schools programme and the community media cluster activity. I have spent some time researching Open Badges to help support a proposal to…

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On Speaking to folk, Community Media Cafes, Challenges and Reflections


It’s been a busy two weeks. Last week, I gave 2 presentations at 2 events, a workshop on Citizen Journalism and Major Events (introduction to the Digital Commonwealth project) for the Social Media for Social Good conference on the 3rd of December and a workshop on Social Media as a Consultation Tool on the Annual General Meeting for Glasgow Society for…

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