Amplifying Events through Social Media

How can social media be put to good effect to amplify events?

This week Jisc held its annual Digifest in Birmingham (#Digifest17) and the Subject Specialist team were working hard behind the scenes to ensure the event trended on social media and reached out to those ‘attending’ the event virtually, as well as complementing the activities for those physically present over the two days. Continue reading Amplifying Events through Social Media

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Gaming Ideas to Teach Digital identity and Wellbeing

I’d like to start off by thanking Sue Beckingham for providing the inspiration for this idea initially. I chanced on a tweet linking to Sue’s great blog post about how you could have students create their own Snakes and Ladders games to raise awareness about their digital profiles on LinkedIn and this sparked an exchange on Twitter about how other gaming elements could be used too. Continue reading Gaming Ideas to Teach Digital identity and Wellbeing

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What is your favourite collaboration tool for learning?

I know, it’s a ridiculously facile question on the surface. With so many options out there it’s difficult to single out just one. Besides, the key consideration has to be what you are trying to achieve with your learners, but that isn’t the only consideration: context is everything. Continue reading What is your favourite collaboration tool for learning?

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Behind the Mask of Digital Identity

“Everyone presents himself to the others and to himself, and sees himself in the mirrors of their judgements.  The masks he then and thereafter presents to the world and its citizens are fashioned upon his anticipations of their judgements.”

Anselm Strauss“Mirrors and Masks: the search for identity.” (1969) Continue reading Behind the Mask of Digital Identity

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