[BLOGPOST] Trending, in Children’s Apps for @GuardiansAncora

I put together some material for Guardians of Ancora, an online game for children, last year. It starts: In a recent radio interview, it was noted that often the first thing that children do when they arrive at a new house is ask for the Wi-Fi passcode. Gaming is something that children love to engage in: apps, games and other digital media have now become an everyday part of their lives, alongside other forms of Continue Reading →

[BLOG] The Big Bible Project

In 2010, following conversations on social media, and after attending #DigiSymp, I was asked to use Tom Wright’s Lent for Everyone: Matthew and “do something digital” with it. Following ‘The Big Read 2009’ in the North-East, we took the project national for 2010, and sought to blend conversations online/offline through housegroup/online materials. Knowing that many in the church were not equipped (or interested) to engage online, ‘The Big Bible Project’ was created to encourage those in Continue Reading →

[BLOG] drbexl.co.uk Dr Bex Lewis: Polymath

drbexl is a site built upon WordPress, and contains personal information, including my employment history, but also where I blog and link to any number of things that I find interesting, want to support, or just generally want to witter (and Twitter) on about. There’s no set schedule for updating, and it functions largely as a scrapbook as & when I find material that I want to highlight or reflect upon: View http://drbexl.co.uk Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not Continue Reading →

Blog at Fault?

Interesting story noted in Times Higher Education, likely to be used by many as an explanation of why people shouldn’t blog about professional work… but if this is related to the blog, the blog is not at fault. Think before you post is the key lesson… A university spokeswoman would not comment on why Ms Fowler had left, nor whether it was connected to her blog. She said it was university policy not to comment on “individual Continue Reading →

Unsensational News @timeshighered

The primary interface between academia and the media is the university press office. Press relations officers – often former journalists – are tasked with repackaging academic research into bite-sized chunks that can be fed whole to hungry reporters. Their goal is both to disseminate knowledge and to increase the university’s profile among the public and, most importantly, funders and potential students. Press officers are adept at attracting the attention of editors with catchy releases, tapping Continue Reading →

Black and White and dead all over? @timeshighered

For those who care deeply about the future of journalism, the phone-hacking scandal could hardly have been less well timed. Professional journalism’s survival is threatened by the economic impact of digital technologies. The plurality and diversity of voice upon which representative democracy depends is in jeopardy. Needed urgently is debate about how well-resourced, professional news gathering can be sustained. Instead, tired 20th-century concerns about the ethics and ownership of popular newspapers are diverting attention from Continue Reading →

The BigBible Project; Housegroup… with a new media layer!

I have just written the following blog post to summarise the project that I am working on with CODEC this year… I came on board on the 1st July, working 2.5 days a week, and after looking around at the number of other projects that existed, and knowing that the book formed a central part of this project… this is what has now exists: The BigBible Project is an exciting new initiative tying in with Continue Reading →

Web Site Categorisation

I am slowly working my way through the categorisation list (a hangover from when the blog was imported from blogger.com), removing individual ones. Tags are essentially where you can start to build a ‘cloud’ of information, which I use to see the patterns of where my interests are lying. When I first started the blog on blogger, it was just going to be one blog for everything, then it became clear that I wanted to Continue Reading →