(B)logging off?

Quite an amusing piece: First, I have developed website-phobia (perhaps “retophobia” will become a recognised psycho-malady of our times, like post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War syndrome). Gremlins have devoured some of my students’ grades and a letter of recommendation for a job applicant. I have suffered financial hardship because of the security system my bank uses to protect my account from me. The risibly named “Executive Club” website of British Airways has condemned me Continue Reading →

Blogging for Beginners for @C_of_E

This morning’s slidedeck: Blogging for beginners cofe january 2013 from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[WORKSHOP] Blogging for Beginners

Would you like to blog? This half day practical workshop gives a practical overview of one of the free blogging platforms on offer, the chance to think about what the purpose of your blog should be, and an opportunity to define a strategy for your blog to make sure it meets your aims. In this 3 hour session delegates will gain a practical overview of WordPress software, one of several free blogging platforms. WordPress is Continue Reading →

Encouraging Academics to Blog

Always keen to get skeptics and the fearful to engage with technology for the purposes of communication and conversation: The development of academics’ digital and social media skills is being hampered by poorly pitched and inappropriate training methods, according to a University of Cambridge academic who is running a programme that encourages researchers to blog. Interesting work by Helen Webster: It works by giving participants a topic of inspiration, such as “networking”, before they are Continue Reading →

LSE Bloggers Demonstrate Value of Blogging (@timeshighered)

Demonstrating the true value of blogging to a research project: Website will ‘maximise’ impact by bringing debate to policymakers and public. John Elmes reports The editor of a new multidisciplinary blog run by London School of Economics academics has argued that the medium is “fundamental” for modern-day academics and their research output. Patrick Dunleavy, professor of political science and public policy, was speaking about the launch of the European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog, the Continue Reading →

Raising Your (Academic) Profile with a Blog (#Workshop)

Just about to run this workshop. Given it a quick update, as once again, screenshots have changed: Raising Your (Academic) Profile with a Blog on Prezi Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Blogging of value?

Interesting debate about the ‘power to knowledge’ of bloggers (vs) journalists… The standfirst of “You can’t tell me anything” (27 October) says that “the gleefully bull-headed ignorance shown by politicians, bloggers and others” suggests that “scientific evidence and scholarly analysis may soon count for nothing”. But nothing in the article supports the claim that bloggers are on the side of ignorance. What I have seen over the past 10 years is a steady increase in Continue Reading →