Tag Archives: Social Media

Yik Yak – some more detailed thoughts

About a week ago one of my students mentioned in passing Yik Yak, an app that is a bit of craze at Durham at the moment (as I was soon to learn). I’ve been having a play around with it … Continue reading

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Weibo use by UK universities

I’ve blogged in the past about the potential of chinese social media for our recruitment and marketing. I recently managed to commission a survey of Weibo use by UK universities (carried out by @yimeizhu ). This will eventually be worked … Continue reading

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Finding and Pinning resources

A guest blog from Sarah Learmonth, who has been working on my Pinterest project for a little over a week now: This week has seen the launch of the Pinterest project; combining video, images and other useful resources into an … Continue reading

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Pinterest: Sex, Death and (Famous) Monkeys

I have been successful in getting a little bit of internal money to explore some ideas I have had about using pinterest to teach my anthropology class. I have employed a student from the previous cohort (hello Sarah! ) to help … Continue reading

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Some first thoughts on Pinterest

Well I’ve finally gotten round to having a look at Pinterest, which at first glance looks to be relevant to a number of projects that I’ve been working on over the last few years, and looks a promising basis for … Continue reading

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My so called digital life

Well I think the new year is a good opportunity to take stock of my digital life. I listened to an interesting talk by @suebecks at the durham blackboard conference which got me thinking about LinkedIn, a social network that … 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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3 months in, who is using our Facebook page, and how?

Further to earlier posts and here and here  the foundation centre facebook page is going from strength to strength. There’s starting to be fairly regular postings on the wall, in the main they are casual queries from prospective students. An issue at the moment though … 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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