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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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Phd update: 13 months on since restarting

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And just like that, it’s December. I’m writing this with my last hour of my third writing retreat of the academic year 2014/2015. I wanted to use this time to give a quick update & reflection on my PhD progress, as I started 2014 with the good intention of doing monthly updates, which subsequently ended up being kept offline instead. Regardless,…

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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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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools

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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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