Be your Own Guru…in the Digital Age (@BeyondChoc)

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In 2009, I went to a 1 day event with ‘Beyond Chocolate’. I’ve been working with their materials ever since, and got more involved this year – including becoming content provider for the Facebook page .. making lots of small changes to attitudes/things doing … and I could definitely see the influence on Raising Children in a Digital Age (everything in life influences everything else, right…)… so I wrote this little blog post!

#Advent20: Tunnelling

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I’ve got a couple of Anne Lamott books on the shelves after Greenbelt this year, so this quote via Brian Draper chimes and challenges:

“My understanding of incarnation is that we are not served by getting away from the grubbiness of suffering. Sometimes we feel that we are barely pulling ourselves forward through a tight tunnel on badly scraped elbows. But we do come out the other side, exhausted and changed.” Anne Lamott

For more explanation of ‘incarnation’, see:

incarnation is about actively showing up, being fully here, now – and it offers a Way in yet also through our present darkness. It’s by walking this Way purposefully, faithfully, that we are transformed, step by step, and in the process become transformative.

As Richard Rohr puts it so beautifully, “Transformed people transform people.”

#Advent20

Love this quote from today (#(digi)disciple-ship in being):

‘To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.’

So, does this image make sense in that context (more to it than this, but we are made as we are made – see GWL feedback from Oct 14 – acknowledge it’s there, and moooove on):

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#Advent20 #WinchesterWaits

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I didn’t get online yesterday, as I was bobbing around Winchester, and checking out the Christmas Markets, taking time to stop off at #WinchesterWaits. Meantime, this note from Brian:

Don’t forget, too, to make space this weekend to stop, relax, breathe and smile. If you find yourself at the shops, practice this somewhere busy, and notice what happens within you.

#Adventbookclub: Martha #advent20

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Luke 2: 1-7

Martha is the name given the Innkeeper’s wife in this version of the story. She’s a rather cynical woman who’s done her fair share of midwifery, and, clearly feels she’s been taken advantage of frequently, so is quite tough with a ‘take it or leave it’ attitude. She saw both desperation and dignity in Joseph and Mary, however, and so took pity on them. She gives a clear impression of just how dirty and dingy the space was, with straw full of excrement, probably not refreshed for several days (due to lack of time), with a trough (manger) provided for the forthcoming baby. We get a sense of just how scary this was for Mary – she’s young, and not experienced giving birth before… she goes through the full painful process.. and then engages in some ostentatious breastfeeding! Martha doesn’t understand it all, but feels that there is something different .. likening it to a new fire being kindled…

#Advent20

Brian thinks about those who make such a big effort for Christmas, and questions what elements of Christmas we should really/truly be making an effort for:

But it matters that we try. I mean, what was it about Christmas itself that proved so powerful that the guns fell silent, albeit briefly, in December 1914?

If Jesus was born as a child, what else is possible for us to achieve?

#CORPUSMOOC Week 4 Notes

There are some things you can do whilst on the sofa with a fuzzy head and streaming nose right? A bit slower than usual, but still… 

Warm-Up Activity … appears to involve using Antconc … wonder if reaching the limits of this course on a theory only basis… let’s see…

Look at the files on your hard drive: How many documents do you have on there which have been written by you? What time period does that collection of documents cover? What types of genres do those documents represent?

Collection of documents from at least 3 years, with some older files back to the 1990s, largely writing, speaking (including video examples), press captures, poster images, with a few HTML files downloaded from the net.

How many words do you think are in your personal corpus if you saved approx. 12 documents in one genre as an example and run through AntConc?

100,000+, with lots of use of words such as is, for, the, etc I suspect – expect highly ranking would be digital media, children, internet, social media, propaganda, poster, history, food, body image.

VIDEO 1: Building your own Corpus

As teachers, look at a corpus of student writing (or speech?) – wouldn’t be as large as pre-existing “learner corpora”, but you’d have more control/be more familiar with the content of it.

Kennedy (1998, p70-85)

Design: Without a solid design, nothing else works. What is it going to be used to do? What research questions are we defining? And what are we comparing it to? Speech or writing? Time periods? How big does the corpus need to be? Depends on restrictiveness of language you’re analysing (e.g. adverts = very short, so small corpus allowed analysis across a range of adverts).

British National Corpus needs to be large (100million words) to represent the range of language.

Brown Corpora = only about 1 million words each seems to work, but covers only written text and not all forms of writing.

A rare feature (e.g. hereof) requires a larger corpus than common words (e.g. because). Sometimes you have to settle for what you can get (time//££ may limit).

What about the individual size of your files within corpus? Ensuring that one is not over-represented? E.g. 5 essays per class, 15 essays from another – still take all essays, but tag/annotate to double-check balance. What about length of writing? E.g. Take samples of 300 words per essay (grammatical interest)? But this loses analysis of the overall structure of the text. What about samples from different parts of the text as words associate with beginnings/middles/ends (skewed)? Think about size/representativeness with a pilot study, think about how you’d store articles on your computer (see image: age/ID No/Essay), how might stratify data in order to ask good questions of it.

VIDEO 2: Building a Corpus: The Basics

Keep a list of sources of information, by whom, when (if not obvious from the text), when accessed, gender, topic, language, etc… but only if relevant to research question, or to those who might use your data at a later date.

For under 18s = need parental permission, otherwise subject permission. (Letters re purpose of research, anonymity). If going to share data with others, then need to sign a copyright release form. Ensure anonymisation/ethics.

Sources? Word-process by hand (interesting but time-consuming, but necessary for spoken), scan-in (time consuming to error check), ask friends, etc for texts, buy, or use an existing corpus that’s in electronic form (care with copyright for materials directly from the internet – but are number of text archives available).

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Note differences between ‘spoken language’ and ‘written to be spoken’ language – not a problem unless you claim that scripts are representative of spoken language. 

BBC Webpage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8047410.stm given as example to collect data from, note the issue of underlying code – so save file in text-only format., although text as image may require typing in e.g. highlight boxes. Or strip e.g. menu text, or copy/paste text… or use e.g. http://www.httrack.com.

internet-data

Consider using https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome to collect material.

VIDEO 3: Mark Up and Annotation

Add meta-data to help analysts … Header files = title, date, author, etc.

Annotation for stylistic interpretation… e.g. heading levels. But only if you’re interested in the features that help your question.

If sharing with others, you need to be clear about the system, so others can use it.

Grammatical annotation can be done fairly quickly with computers, but accuracy is not always great, especially if using rare-words/mis-spelling not recognised. May have to ‘error tag’ – has to be done manually.

VIDEO 4: American English

Corpora at Brigham Young University, from range of sources, includes historical data. OED dictionary of historical English…

COCA – ‘Must’ is most frequent in academic writing, and least frequent is spoken language – it’s a word in decline, especially after the 1990s.

BNC – only contains texts to 1993.

What is ‘Intellectual Cowardice’?

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Always interesting to read from those who are public about their ‘fears’ – once fears have been named, they can be faced, right?

Anxiety about being a fraud does seem to be an occupational hazard in academia. Ruth Barcan has written in these pages about the reasons for its prevalence – the increasing demands and complexities of the job, the stratification of the university, the insecurities of teachers and of the institutions they work for, and indeed the insecurity of higher education itself. Surely Barcan is right that a “fractured, competitive system” makes people feel overwhelmed and undermined. It often seems as if neither we academics ourselves nor others think us worthy. How can anyone finish anything in such conditions?

Yet I came to think that the final word about feeling fraudulent rests with the person who consents to that feeling. Was I victim of “impostor syndrome” or was I responsible for my fate? If I refused to take responsibility, if I gave in to my fear of finishing, then wouldn’t I make a fine candidate to join Dante’s neutrals? It was only when I learned to confront – and exploit – the deep fear that was at the heart of the project, the fear of being cowardly, that I was able to finish.

Read the full article – and a couple of interesting comments – including blaming much on the compartmentalisation of departments.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

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I went on a course on emotional intelligence … so interested in this piece that came up in this weeks Times Higher Education:

It is about recognising your own emotional reactions to what happens under your leadership. For instance, one female head of department told me that she always checked her mood and emotional state before leaving the car park every time she arrived at work. If she didn’t, she feared that she could “begin the day screaming at a colleague because I have had a late night or agreeing to something ridiculous because I had just enjoyed giving a lecture”.

But you do also need to be able to manage the emotions of others. So when a colleague is faced with a personal tragedy or competence issue, the emotionally and socially intelligent leader will ensure that the person is supported to make their work realistic until their crisis is resolved. This may seem like common sense, but tell that to the senior manager who once told me: “I make the rules here and I think he should be taking on a full workload – even if his mother is dying.” That manager was gradually undermined because the staff saw that none of them would be supported if they themselves were to suffer a temporary personal setback.

Read full post.

#AdventBookClub: Day 16: Walking Step by Step

A little bit of history from Maggi today – understanding how Advent has changed. Previously very much like Lent … but the middle Sunday in Lent (Gaudete was a chance to add some colour and flavour to a time of fasting) … in my iTunes today a version of this came up, so I thought I’d share: 

An interesting passage from Maggi that makes me think – as we share more of ourselves on social media (or do we?) – if we’re looking for a striking/impressive leader, we’re rarely likely to pick someone from our own community:

Because it’s so much easier to believe in someone when all we see is their strengths, their good points, their potential. It’s much harder to believe in someone if we’ve seen them fall down in the playground, fail an exam or be dumped by a girlfriend or two. Once we’ve seen someone in all their humanity, it’s much harder to believe in them as a superhero.

Combined with Ron Glusenkamp’s call to be patient with people and their situations, we also need to be patient with each other, and as we each seek our callings (not necessarily ordination), require encouragement and input from others in our community, as Damascus moments are rare!

Oh look, and today Brian Draper encourages us that most steps of faith aren’t huge ‘ah-ha’ moments, but:

But often, the real step of faith is in taking the smallest, most ordinary decision: to trust the path, and to keep going. When you want to give up. When you just don’t understand. When the road seems rough and steep. As David wrote so powerfully in Psalm 23, ‘He guides me along the right paths… Even though I walk through the darkest valley…’

I went on a Labyrinth walk with Brian at Hilliers before I moved to Durham … and in walking back out again, I ran into some friends – a good reminder that in moving to Durham I haven’t left all my Winchester friends behind… and thankfully most of them are online!

NEW LOOK: http://drbexl.co.uk

Last night, as a bit of “light relief” from book writing, I was having a look at some of the latest WordPress themes. Having paid £45 to download one I thought I liked, I found it didn’t really work for me, but found this one instead – which does everything I want, and was a very simple changeover!  I last gave the content pages a full overhaul at Christmas, so a few tweaks required there I think, but we’re getting there:
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Even works fully on mobile: Screenshot_2013-07-01-11-33-59 (1)

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Bex’s Personal Pages

2012: I currently have a number of roles, and a have a number of websites. This particular website is my personal site. The type of content you can expect to find on here is:

  • Personal information, particularly related to life history and career.
  • Interests. As a polymath and an ENFP, these tend to be quite wide-ranging, but include exploring life & trying new things, reading, travelling, Christianity, HE/learning, cultural history – particularly WW2 posters, the digital world, coaching, and…
  • A digital scrapbook of things I’ve found interesting and/or want to keep a record of.

I started building these pages in 1997 as a means of experimenting with web design, and have continued to develop my skills in this way. In February 2010, the content was moved from www.bex-lewis.co.uk to www.drbexl.co.uk.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.As a definite extrovert, found sight of this book interesting:

Michael Mack, reader in the department of English studies, Durham University, is reading Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking (Viking, 2012). “A fascinating book that counters our society’s obsession with groups. Cain does not take issue with extroverts as such, but with how being extrovert and gregarious has become a normative standard. An oppressive research climate now dictates that academic work must be done collaboratively, but Cain shows how lone researchers are more innovative and beneficial to society.”

Take from Times Higher Education.

Deadlines

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Just trying to get my head clear….

These are workshop deadlines, etc… and other particularly LARGE deadlines – lots of smaller deadlines, tasks, emails, social media, experimenting, and and and within all my jobs…

*Also likely to remember other things…

January

  • 22nd: BigBible Interview for David Bunce
  • 24th: Circulate pilot material for web conferencing
  • 24th: 45 minute session on technology for assessment
  • 25th: Audio Feedback Training (attending)
  • 26th: Article for Transpositions on KCCO/Christianese
  • 30th: Baseline document for ODHE/JISC
  • 31st: Woman to Woman ‘Friendship in a Digital Age’
  • *Complete web structure/document, etc. for Big Bible
  • *Complete book proposal for KCCO

February

  • 3rd: Social Media for Job Hunting
  • 4th: Review Richard Littledale ‘Who Needs Words’
  • 9th: ODHE Session (Lake Windermere)
  • 17th – 20th: HOLIDAY: Berlin
  • 21st: Tom Wright Webinar (Lent starts following day)
  • 23rd: Video Presentation Training (attending)
  • 24th: JISC ODHE Event/ Teaching/Twitter Workshop (which one?!)
  • 25th: Essex Media Event
  • 27th: COFE Workshops: Social Media for the Scared/Blogging

March

  • 1st: Review of ‘Sticky Jesus’ for Tim Hutchings
  • 3rd: Digihants
  • 5th: YouTube Workshop
  • 5th: TEL Working Group
  • 7th: Methodist Church schools event?
  • 9th: MY BIRTHDAY
  • 11th: Review of ‘Whole Life Whole Bible’ for BigBible
  • 12th: Feedback on web conferencing pilot
  • 13th: COFE: Leicester
  • 14th: PGCLTHE: Week 1
  • 14th: Scanners Night: Talk about social media?
  • 15th: Social Media Training for Federation of Image Consultants
  • 19th: Workshop: Survey Monkey
  • 22nd: Workshop – E-tools for sharing, with Yaz
  • 22nd: Decision on which web conferencing software
  • 23rd-26th: FEBA Event // Dresden
  • 28th: Workshop: Wimba?
  • 28th: PGCLTHE: Week 2

April

  • 18th-20th: PELECon: Paper with Nicole
  • 24th: JISC Experts Meeting (talk about Manipulating Media)
  • 26th: COFE Workshops (Social Media for the Scared /Twittersphere)
  • 30th: ODHE Interim Reports
  • 30th: Blogging Workshop
  • *Marking Manipulating Media Blogs

May

  • 4th: Workshop: Presentations
  • 9th: Learning Lunch: iPadology?
  • 9th: PGCLTHE: Week 3
  • 19th: DigiGlasgow
  • 23rd: PGCLTHE: Week 4
  • 28th: Workshop: Twitter
  • 29th-1st: Thinking Digital (Newcastle)

June

  • 7th: Workshop: Facebook
  • 18th-22nd: MediaLit

August

  • HOLIDAY: Scillies: 15th-21st
  • 24th-27th: Greenbelt

September

  • (Paralympics)
  • 18th: COFE: Twitter, Social Media Scared

October

  • 30th: ODHE Interim Project Reports
  • * Great South Run

#HD12

On The Big Bible Project this morning we ran a story about the hashtag we’re seeking to get going, #HD12, which stands for Hopes & Dreams for 2012.

2011

2011 has been a difficult year. In February 2009 I qualified as a Life Coach, aspects of which have affected much of my practice within work, but also my life itself. Two quotes which stuck with me from the sessions:

  • “There’s no point painting the wall if it needs knocking down”.
  • “Sometimes you have to go through the shit, it’s just a case of finding a way of landing in 3ft, rather than 6ft of shit”.

Shortly afterwards I was put on antidepressants (yes, I know we’re not supposed to talk about that, but how are we supposed to support people in dealing with it if we don’t accept that it’s an illness that needs treatment), and started to meet with a counsellor to talk through how my life is the way it is…

Who gets depression?

It’s partly because I have been told so many times “you’re the last person I would have thought suffered from depression” that I thought I’d write this …

This Christmas I picked up Christopher Cantopher ‘The Curse of the Strong‘, a book that many others had identified as particularly helpful and this assessment of the ‘personality type’ that he identifies as most likely to struggle is striking (not the ‘should pull their socks up’ kinda person):

  • (moral) strength
  • reliability
  • diligence
  • strong conscience
  • strong sense of reliability
  • a tendency to focus on the needs of others before one’s own
  • sensitivity
  • vulnerability to criticism
  • self-esteem dependent on the evaluation of others (I’m not so sure about that one)
He identifies how depression, so often classified as a ‘mental disorder’ can actually be identified as a physical disorder, with the synaptic nerves in the limbic system under so much pressure that they snap … and need time to heal:

http://www.uniview.co.uk/acatalog/info_8_1057.html

Things need to heal properly before putting too much pressure back on … otherwise relapse, potentially worse, will occur… Currently, I’m still on mine… it allows me to continue to be Bex…

Failing Well

A couple of great quotes from Cantopher’s book:

Now, what’s really hard but correspondingly rewarding is to fail well. This means taking on a range of tasks, experiences and challenges, understanding that you will win some and lost some, forgiving yourself your failures and learning from them. This way you develop a life that is rich in texture and free from fear.

followed up by:

While I had succeeded in avoiding failure, he had embraced it, with the result that he had a new skill, at which he was clearly having a great time. In order to achieve success that is worthwhile and wide-ranging, you must first learn to fail well. Every happy person I have met has achieved this. It doesn’t though, mean making your life a struggle to achieve the impossible.

Making Decisions

On my Christmas/New Year holiday in Egypt last year I knew I had to make a big decision… not as a New Year Resolution (I don’t make those, if life coaching has taught me anything else, it’s that we need to make changes when the time is right, not at some random time in the calendar, although time off in the New Year can help us take time to think) … but moving forward… I’ve made huge steps in 2011… but I’m not good at congratulating myself! In many ways, I should congratulate myself that I managed to have nearly 6 days doing ‘nothing’ over Christmas, but instead I’m looking at what I still haven’t finished for 2011, and stressing about 2012!

So, what ARE my hopes and dreams for 2012?

Anyway, this was the original plan for my post… so what do I know I have to look forward to in 2012:

I’ll probably remember more, but for now… let’s get some fresh air!!

Happy Christmas e-Card

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Hurrah, I thought I wasn’t even going to get around to my e-card this year (it’s been so hectic… and just think this time last year I’d been scuba diving in the Red Sea, and then climbing Mount Sinai to watch the sun rise on Christmas Day), but I’ve had a couple of inspirational images sent this morning (don’t you just love this one above), so I wanted to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone…

This year I’m looking forward to staying in Winchester (I’ve realised in the past 5 years this will be my 2nd in Winchester, others have been in Australia, Egypt and Switerzerland!) with the Hitchens.. will be fun! Heading over there before too long, and looking forward to Midnight Communion at CCW.

If you haven’t already joined it, there’s an online ‘crowd-sourced’ carol service run today – find out more about it here: http://bigbible.org.uk/2011/12/are-you-joining-onlinecarols/ … currently live at http://onlinecarols.posterous.com/, but will remain online if you fancy joining later… just use hashtag #onlinecarols if you tweet about it.

There’s so much great stuff online this year – check out this post commissioned from Rev Joanne Cox on The Big Bible Project!

Now, of course I need to reference ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, and thanks to @goannatree for alerting me to this one:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=309483909091336&set=a.143365612369834.15035.104839619555767&type=1&theater

Now, 2011 has been a tough year, but lots of things to be thankful for also! This is the year that you need to encourage me to get my PhD published, and #keepbexrunning for The Great South Run (10 miles) in October…

I’m signed up for the @Great_Run (South)

At this point, I’ve just signed up for the Great South Run, 28th October 2012.

In 2006, I was on a ski trip in January, and said that I would run the Manchester 10k (May) .. thinking it didn’t sound that far… but after 1 minute on the treadmill, I was slightly dying, so joined the running club. My aim was to get it done in 1 hour 30 minutes, but I did it in 1 hour 8 minutes 26 seconds…

Later that year, after sharing a bottle of wine with a friend, we signed up for the Winchester 10k, which was a WEEK later (and I was still running, but definitely not at the same level), but I completed that in 1 hour 6 minutes! I’m sure it’s more hilly also…

In the time since, I’ve been travelling around the world (where I got a chest infection), partaken in a number of computer based jobs, and I felt the need for something to inspire me to get my ‘get up and go back’ (I’ve been back at the gym for over a year, and love the classes there)… and know that running before, though I don’t particularly “enjoy” it, I really reap the benefits from it… and seeing @batty_towers talking about her runs, a friend running today in the Great South Run, and seeing the apps that show how far you’ve run (seen those Tweets about #runkeeper?). Also see:

I’ll be running on behalf of the NSPCC, so at some point there will be an appeal for sponsorship, but encouragement & support will be greatly appreciated!

What are my deadlines (take 2)?

Well, updating on my previous entry, alongside steadily working at the University of Winchester as Blended Learning Fellow, and regular teaching commitments, keeping The Big Bible Project going,  chipping into 12baskets, and here’s some big deadlines coming up:

  • Mid-May: Talk to David Bownes
  • 18th May: Innovation in IT Session 3 (almost complete)
  • May: Article for Richard Littledale, Book Review.
  • 23rd May: Twitter for Careers Workshop (written)
  • 24th May: Thinking Digital Conference (select sessions)
  • May/June: Marking ISM (9); Blogs (18); Essays (18)
  • 1st June: Innovation in IT Session 4 (started)
  • Early June: JISC bid
  • 6th June: Biblefresh Day (interviewed by Krish K)
  • 7th June: Meeting to discuss The Big Bible Project (Phase 2)
  • 9th June: Annual Appraisal (UoW)
  • 10th June: Open Source (10 minute paper)
  • 13th June: C&M Network Conference (Panel)
  • 20-24th June: MediaLit (tweak ‘Revolution’ presentation, and completely redo practical session + worksheets)
  • 29th June: Social Media for the Scared and Blogging for Beginners (CofE)
  • End-June: All SkillsNet programme level materials in base form, so can be built upon
  • 1st July: Loughborough BODGIT Event
  • Early July: Winchester CPD events on Social Media
  • 13th July: Cultural Memory Conference (paper on WW2 posters)
  • 14th July or October 19th : JISC Experts Group (present paper?)
  • 14th July: Winchester Women Graduates Talk on WW2 posters
  • Early July Social Media Strategy for Christian Connection
  • 16th July: Family wedding
  • [6-15 August: Malta]
  • ?: Twitter article with David Rush
  • ?: Article on Keep Calm and Carry On for The Poster Journal
  • ?: Book Proposal (talk to Jenny, IWM)
  • ?: DVD with Matt Buck
  • ?: Grove booklet with Mark Howe
  • 26-29 August: Greenbelt (paper, SMS, paper)
  • 6th September:  ALT-C Papers (BODGIT Workshop and Twitter paper)
  • [5 nights in 9-17 September: Portugal]
  • 20th September: Social Media for the Scared and Social Media Strategies (CofE)
  • (24-27?) October: South of France (social media sessions)

and knowing me, I’ll have forgotten something… This is mostly to help keep my head clear, so I may be back to clarify a few bits later!

Time for a few ‘Maltesars…’

Malta: An island of legends between Sicily and North Africa

Malta is a beautiful island nestling below Sicily and far away from the bustle and pollution of major cities. Malta enjoys a Mediterranean climate with many hours of summer sunshine making it ideal for enjoying the coast. Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities here. One event in Malta’s history is the shipwreck of the apostle Paul. Running aground at ‘a bay with a sandy beach’ Paul found that ‘the islanders showed us unusual kindness’ – a characteristic that still defines the Maltese

and I am going here in August with Oak Hall (and Karen T!)… first time on a summer trip as a non-leader… looking forward to completely chilling out with a bit of sightseeing… plus some spiritual refreshment – wonder who’s leading/speaking?!

What are my deadlines?

Well, alongside steadily working at the University of Winchester as Blended Learning Fellow, and regular teaching commitments (and marking… maybe I should put that into this timetable!), keeping The Big Bible Project going,  chipping into 12baskets, and here’s some big deadlines coming up:

  • [15th March: Night Photography]
  • [19th March: TEDX Event London]
  • 21st March: Pre-Advertise HEEG event with Lisa Harris et al
  • 22nd March: Event with Andrew
  • 23rd March: JISC Experts Group
  • [26th March: Street Photography]
  • 1st April: PGCLTHE Portfolio Assignment
  • [4th April: Guy Kawasaki Event]
  • 6th April: Plymouth Learning Conference paper with Marcus
  • 12th April: Edinburgh, Visual Story Network
  • Mid-April: Talk to David Bownes
  • 27th April: L&T Day, University of Winchester
  • 2nd May: Social Media History Lecture for 21st Century Media
  • 18th May: Innovation in IT Session 3
  • 23rd May: Twitter for Careers Workshop
  • [24th May: Thinking Digital Conference]
  • 1st June: Innovation in IT Session 4
  • 13th June: C&M Network Conference (Panel)
  • 20th June: MediaLit (tweak ‘Revolution’ presentation, and completely redo practical session + worksheets)
  • End-June: All SkillsNet programme level materials in base form, so can be built upon
  • 1st July: Loughborough BODGIT Event
  • July: CofE Workshops
  • 13th July: Cultural Memory Conference (paper on WW2 posters)
  • 14th July or October 19th : JISC Experts Group (present paper?)
  • 14th July: Winchester Women Graduates Talk on WW2 posters
  • ?: (July) Social Media Strategy for Christian Connection.
  • <edit>[6-15 August: Malta]
  • ?: Twitter article with David Rush
  • ?: Article on Keep Calm and Carry On for The Poster Journal
  • ?: Book Proposal (talk to Jenny, IWM)
  • ?: DVD with Matt Buck
  • 6th September:  ALT-C Papers (BODGIT Workshop and Twitter paper)

and knowing me, I’ll have forgotten something…