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

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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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Workshop Recap: Stalled Spaces Scotland and Premiership Rugby Community Conference

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It’s been some week for travelling. I’m writing this from the research student room at the Graduate School of Osaka University’s Human Sciences department in Japan. We arrived last night after 28 hours of travelling. I’m drinking some hot that I think is a milky chocolate tea and eating Green Tea kit-kats (verdict: amaze!) and settling down to warm up…

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Event report: Keynote for Education Scotland Social Studies Digital Learning Day #digilearnscot

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As part of the outputs from the Digital Commonwealth project, David and I were invited to deliver one of the keynote’s for Education Scotland‘s Social Studies Digital Learning Day (#digilearnscot) The event was broadcast live on Glow Scotland (the virtual learning environment for schools in Scotland) but we were asked to record the talk again so it could be embedded in other…

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PhD Update: Enter the warpzone…

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Reading through my research diary and blog posts at the time, I realise it’s been exactly five years since I was in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In all honesty, back then I would have thought my PhD about the alternative, resistance and social media of those games would have been long completed by now. In fact, it…

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Workshop: Social Media In and Around Research, @UniWestScotland

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Bit behind on blog posts as been between projects, jobs, phd writing and the dreaded Christmas holiday dip in productivity (which was spent mainly lying on the floor, listening to NPR podcasts and drinking all the coffee) but hopefully this is me caught up now. I delivered two related workshops at UWS in the last few months relating to social…

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Honeycomb: Digital Storytelling workshop with Una Murphy from View Digital

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I was approached by Prof. Nick Higgins to develop a workshop based on my work around digital storytelling training for community groups for the EU-funded Honeycomb Creative Works project. As the Honeycomb project looks to provide training opportunities to those on the western seaboard of Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and border region of Ireland, I saw this as a opportunity to approach Una…

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