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#Digichamp Flo Broderick on learning to be a Reporter

Only a month ago I spent my Monday morning at university attending a Digichamps workshop on creating and editing video on smartphones with David Willox and Simon Morice of icmReporting.  After learning about conducting video interviews, we exchanged contact details and a month later I found myself working as a news reporter at Digital Media Europe 2013, a conference organized by WAN-IFRAon digital trends within the media industry. Continue reading →

The 2013 Digital Literacies Conference #sotonMOOC

Written by @garethpbeeston and first published on the #digichamps blog: The #SotonMOOC conference held today was host to a number of prestigious people from UK businesses and Universities, hoping to debate the challenges involved with building, moderating and launching a MOOC. The event was kicked off by our very own @HughDavis who spoke about the projects in which @CITESoton is involved with across the University and how we can develop online education to cater to the digital arena. Continue reading →

Digital Economy Success Stories

Readers of this blog might be interested in some of the activities going on at the Centre for Strategic Innovation which has really bedded in since our launch  in November 2011. I wanted the CSI, in the spirit of innovation, to be a bit disruptive - my vision was, recognition for top-quality research, externally and internally, but also, to be experimental, to reach out and be interdisciplinary, and to connect with industry on leading edge knowledge exchange. Continue reading →

#WebSci13 is just 3 weeks away…

It is not too late to book your place in Paris :-) The Web demands new ways of working across traditional academic disciplines. Web Science builds skills and expertise in the technical underpinnings of the Web, the social processes that have shaped its evolution, and the impact of the Web on society. The presentations at #WebSci13 will address these contemporary issues across a wide range of applications from healthcare to cybersecurity. Continue reading →

Digital Literacies Conference 2013: Online Learning and MOOCs

The second Digital Literacies Conference will take place in Garden Court, Highfield    Campus on 24th April. This year's theme is "Online Learning and Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs) There will be contributions from people involved in the development of MOOCs from Edinburgh and the Open University (including Futurelearn) as well as the student perspective of what it is like to participate in a MOOC. Continue reading →

Blogging Workshop

Graeme Earl, Alison Simmance, Fiona Harvey, Peter Wheeler and myself went down to Avenue Campus the other day to run the first in a series of interactive blogging workshops. We were demonstrating the new University blogging system and we included a number of examples of how and why academics and students should be blogging effectively. Continue reading →

Making the Digital Physical

On the 10th of December, I was invited to attend to an event in Manchester organised by Lancaster CX Lab called ‘Making the Digital Physical’. CX short for Creative Exchange is a research group focused on the transformation of digital to physical and how is it presented in the public space. The purpose of this event was to collaborate in a workshop trying to come up with new ways of making the digital into physical. Continue reading →

Twitter harvesting

By Amir Aryaarjmand. At the Creative DigiFest #SxSC2, Adam Field talked about a ‘Lightweight Twitter Harvester’, featuring his service. I arranged an interview with him to know more about this service and here is the summary of my interview, a tutorial on how to use the service and comments from colleagues working on related initiatives. Continue reading →