Tag Archives: digital literacy

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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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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Spreading the word and learning some new ones

My colleague Erika Delbecque and I spent a useful day yesterday in Bath at the University Library promoting the good work being done here in Reading on the Digitally Ready project and learning about what is happening there – especially from the perspective of … Continue reading

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A must for Bank Holiday reading

I am happy to announce that after some delay between this book being advertised (I placed an order back at the beginning of December) it has finally been published and is now in the University of Reading Library. It is of course … Continue reading

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Symposium: Supporting Academic Practice in a Digital Age, 17 May 2012

I recently attended this one day symposium at the University of Exeter, hosted by the JISC-funded Exeter CASCADE Project and the University of Exeter Academic Skills team. Over 80 delegates attended from universities mostly in the South and Midlands. A … Continue reading

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Digital scholarship

Interesting page from Martin Weller on digital scholarship which was the subject of an LSE  seminar yesterday  also delivered online. Description of the seminar taken from a promotional email – “The advent of digital, networked and open technologies is impacting … Continue reading

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Digital literacy vs Information Literacy?

Does an information literate person need to be digitally literate and vice versa? This is me hopefully playing a bit of devil’s advocate here and shamelessly promoting work by Librarians in the field of Information Literacy. Much of the discussion … Continue reading

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Social or personal – where to draw the line?

We are accustomed to being so ‘connected’ these days that it is refreshing to take the bus to the station in the morning and to realise that there are people who don’t give two hoots for ‘social media’. I make … Continue reading

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Social Media: A guide for researchers

A good guide for researchers looking to get into Social Media: Cann, A., K. Dimitriou, and T. Hooley, Social Media: A guide for researchers, 2011, Research Information Network, UK. Available for free download at: http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers Along with lots of links … Continue reading

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