Category Archives: Social media

RAISE Conference 2013 -Student Engagement

On the 13th September, representatives from the department of Art’s staff/student research group gave a presentation on OSCAR the Online Studio Community for Art at Reading at the annual RAISE conference for student engagement in Nottingham. The presentation received a … Continue reading

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Student Communications Internship – Remember to speak to your students!

So here I am, coming towards the end of my fourth week of my Student Communications Internship.  Last time I blogged I spoke about having a lot of questions to answer and, if anything, I now have even more! Alongside … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready, a retrospective

In October 2011 I drafted a brief description of my digital education interests for this blog (when it was just starting) but didn’t get to the point where I wanted to publish it.  Looking back over the two years of … Continue reading

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Sharing Good Practice – A journey to using Facebook as an educational tool

I’ve been at Reading University for quite a long time now.  Arriving at Reading fresh from my PhD, during which I managed my research data and wrote my thesis using a Sinclair QL (with optional disk drive), I told my … Continue reading

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UROP Placement: How much is too much for Social Media?

Almost every student has a Facebook or Twitter account that is usually used to maintain and organise their personal and social lives but we want to know just how important digital literacy is. Digital Literacy can be defined as the … Continue reading

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Blogging assignments – comments and experiences part 1: MSc formative and summative assignments

Blogging has become one of the major means of communicating just about anything.  It allows more development of thought than a tweet or Facebook post and is a logical development of the traditional form of published essays.  I’ve been experimenting … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: What I’ve Learned

Over the 2012/13 academic year I undertook a dissertation project titled “Biodiversity on the Web: Developing tools and data delivery for campus biodiversity knowledge”. As a part of the project I worked closely with Alastair Culham and several other students … Continue reading

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Research update #2: Common themes

Over the past few weeks I have been speaking to academic members of staff, local employers and University of Reading students about their experiences during placements. I have focussed on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) and Summer Employment Experience … Continue reading

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Undergraduate student Rachel joins the Digitally Ready team

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Glover. I am happy to have now started my long-awaited placement working in the Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning on the project, Digitally Ready. I will be looking into how work placements … Continue reading

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Measures of impact – a top ten for museums

I’m sitting in a meeting room at Kew evaluating the role of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and listening to a talk on making data sticky by Rod Page.  His thesis is that data are only valuable if there are … Continue reading

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