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Welcome to new Digital Champions!

It was great to see so many old and new faces at the Digital Champions "start of year lunch" the other day: From last year we have Tim O'Riordan, Sarah Hewitt, Gareth Beeston, Bartosz Paszcza (all from Web Science), Alex Hovden (Physics) and Sylvian Patrick (Digital Marketing). Newbies signed up so far this term are Amanda Herron, Hourik Sarafian and Ashley Stout (Digital Marketing) and Nic Fair and Dola Majekodunmi (Web Science) and there are more to come... Continue reading →

Thunderclap – the social media flashmob!

As part of my summer internship here at the WSI I am promoting Web Science in all shapes and forms. Part of that involves promoting our MOOC (Web Science) and I am also helping to promote Dr Lisa Harris' brand new MOOC in Digital Marketing. I have been investigating the concept of a Thunderclap. A Thunderclap is... if you can imagine it... a flashmob on social media. It is a way of putting across a message to as many people  as possible using social media. Continue reading →

So what do the digichamps actually do?

With many thanks to the film-making wizardry of Simon Morice, the interviewing skills of Flo Broderick and contributions from Gareth Beeston, Renaldo Bernard and Eamonn Walls…this is what the #digichamps do :-) See more on the Digichamps blog. It's been a busy week for the digichamps. Continue reading →

Using social media to present about social media…

Making the most of social media preso with @graemeearl & @flobroderick to @multisoton #digichamps #sotonde— Lisa Harris (@lisaharris) July 4, 2013 As @lisaharris @GraemeEarl @FloBroderick are speaking about social media, I thought I should tweet about it! #usrg— Rikki Prince (@rikkiprince) July 4, 2013 @GraemeEarl is live at the USRG Chairs Meeting all the way from the @PortusProject pic.twitter. Continue reading →

#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 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 →