Durbbu 2016 – Digital literacy and social networks

Thoughts on Eric Stoller’s keynote from #durbbu 2016, considering the place for digital literacy and localisation of global expertise via online social networks. Digital literacy, to me, is the fluency of an individual to adapt to new forms of computer-based technologies, treating technology as an embedded part of daily life, but also to recognise the … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Digital literacy and social networks

Google Apps for Education: Challenging students and engaging them with non-institutional online learning tools

This brief post is a reflection of some of the concepts which emerged from the Higher York eLearning Network Conference Keynote by Professor Matthew Collins (University of York), titled ‘Low cost, low maintenance solution to collaboration in education and research’, delivered on 4 June 2013.

Website effectiveness (part 3) – users, social networks and tracking

This is the final of three posts on the subject of how I go about judging website effectiveness. I decided to write these posts after preparing for a meeting with a colleague on these matters and thought how it might be useful to post such ideas (see introduction). In these posts I’ve established how I look at effectiveness in two ways: content and navigation.

Why multiple channels of communication are here to stay… and why it’s a good thing

A short post about the value of mulitple communication channels. Normally, duplication of information is a bad thing and poor use of multiple communication channels sometimes does that. If you have well defined audiences for each channel however, that’s not a problem. But, this post isn’t about that, it’s about how useful they are when things go wrong!