Digital Literacy and the problem of balancing Presence and Anonymity

“… in the context of talking about behaviour online, the notion of “anonymous trolls” comes up often enough, I think it’s worth interrogating, and also making visible the variety of non-toxic anonymous and pseudonymous presences that people cultivate on the web.” Donna Lanclos, 2015 Anonymity as come to the forefront of the debates around digital […]

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Twitter added a heart button, thanks Twitter

So this week Twitter changed the little star indicating favourite to a heart and my twitter stream exploded! Dave Cormier’s Tweets have often inspired me write a blog post and as you can see below, he’s done so again. Dave’s reaction was mild compared with some in timeline, but he kept it clean. I have […]

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After the debate… #digifest15

From where I stood, the Jisc Digital Festival 2015 aka #digfest15, was pretty good. Some excellent sessions, engaged delegates and I also had the small matter of a debate to chair. I’d like to start right off by thanking everyone who attended the debate, I was blown away by the number of people that were […]

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Is Digital Different: A discussion at SEDA Summer School

This year I was invited by SEDA to talk to delegates at their annual summer school about the idea of digital in an academic setting. As I’ve previously posted, I’m not a huge fan of the language in this area or the way I feel that technology is sometimes pushed over practice. I decided that […]

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7 top tips for giving 10 top tips about social media in education

I gave a presentation around Dave White’s resident and visitor principle this week and over coffee I got to talking to several academics who raised some of the issues below, so this with thanks to them and to other colleagues like Dave Cormier and Neil Witt. 1. Make sure you’ve used the tool Don’t just […]

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