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Japan 2015: @UniWestScotland/Osaka University Research Exchange Trip: Day 1-2


I’m currently in Japan, working at Osaka University as part of a research exchange with my PhD supervisor Prof. Rowena Murray and PhD colleague Alison McEntee (Learning Developer within Learning Innovation Department. This is an update from the first 2 days. [<a href=”//storify.com/jennifermjones/osaka-university-research-exchange-trip” target=”_blank”>View the story “@UniWestScotland/Osaka University Research Exchange Trip: Day 1-2” on Storify</a>]

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


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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#BeGoodBeSocial: Lessons from the #IceBucketChallenge (video)


Last week I helped Ross and Sara at the BeGoodBeSocial popup talk at the Young Scot offices in Edinburgh with Iain McWhirter from MND Scotland who was reflecting on the lessons learned from #icebucketchallenge campaign. I cut together the edit of the talk above – that explores what happens when all of a sudden your charity or organisation begins to…

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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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#DigitalAngus – Citizen Journalism and the Commonwealth Games


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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Leaving the Sentinel: 5 things I have learned about faciliatating community-led media


Having spoken at a few conferences recently about the impact of social media and community-led media in terms of community engagement, I have been meaning to write this post for a while – especially as I’ve been talking specifically about method and approach to developing community based media outfit – and – several people have been in touch about how…

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