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#transplantstories, the Story So Far

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With only 3 days to go until the British Transplant Games (BTG) begin in North Lanarkshire this Thursday, I thought I would spend 20 minutes providing a quick update about the #transplantstories project that we have been working on as a partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council. How? Over a year ago now, I…

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

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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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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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Guest post on Digital Storytelling in the Scottish Government’s Legacy Blog

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A few weeks ago during Legacy Week, I was asked to write a guest post for the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 blog on Digital Storytelling and the process so far for the Digital Commonwealth project. Below is link to the full article. Digital Commonwealth: Digital Storytelling for 2014.

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Using #OpenBadges for the Digital Commonwealth Project

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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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Portfolio: Celebrate Website and Social Media Content Strategy

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  In my role at UWS’s Creative Media Academy, I’ve just completed a commissioned project working with my colleague Prof. David McGillivray and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland to develop the web platform and social media content strategy for the Celebrate funding programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This entails the website build itself, support and social media coverage during…

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