Tag Archives: e-learning

Beyond Good and Evil: being open-ish with closed content

The first event for me in 2012 will be the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference in January. The theme is Openness (sic!) and I will be giving a talk based on a number of things I’ve been thinking about whilst i’ve been … Continue reading

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Comparing Tablets

We’ve been thinking about buying a couple of tablets to replace/supplement the aging laptops that we currently have as backups for use in class, and for work trips. I’d suggested tablets as a cheap alternative to laptops, and for the … Continue reading

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Teaching with YouTube Playlists

As I’ve mentioned previously I have been working on a project looking at the use of YouTube in my teaching. One of the main outputs of this project (which is winding to a close) was going to be a community … Continue reading

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Funding for new project- Using YouTube to teach sociology

Well i’ve just heard that I’ve been successful in getting a small amount of money from CSAP (a subject network within the HEA) to conduct a small scale study of the use of YouTube in teaching introductory sociology. The aims of … Continue reading

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Managing your Digital Desktop

I have recently tried to re-engage with igoogle as a possible portal for bringing together the tools that I use, but it’s not great. Some elements are useful such as the calendar (I’ve synched my outlook calender with google’s) and google reader … Continue reading

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Some early thoughts on digital scholarship

I’m currently trying to write an article outlining some ideas around what digital scholarship might mean. I’m basing my ideas of ‘scholarship’ around Ernest Boyer’s influential report from 1990, Scholarship Reconsidered and subsequent literature. In particular I’m trying to think … Continue reading

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