THE INTERNET ON OUR OWN TERMS: How Children and Young People Deliberated About Their Digital Rights #DigitalLiteracy

The following report was launched in the House of Lords on 31st January 2017, supported by Nominet Trust, Horizon, commissioned by 5Rights. I’m looking forward to reading it: 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. Like it? Share it…

Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Digital Literacy & Identity, Digital Pedagogies #FOS4L

“FOS is for teachers, educational developers, learning technologists, course designers who would like to experience, explore and learn more about the pedagogy of flexible, open and social learning. We model the use of freely available social media tools and platform which we utilise for learning that don’t require extensive technical expertise to be mastered and implemented. Our focus is the design and how the available digital technologies can support this to extend opportunities for connecting, Continue Reading →

Birmingham: JISC Learning and Teaching Experts Group

The learning and teaching experts group was established in 2004 to inform the direction of Jisc’s work across a range of programmes relating to technology enhanced learning and teaching practice. The group, comprising representatives from further education and skills and higher education,meets three times a year in Bristol or Birmingham to receive updates on current Jisc work and to provide valuable feedback on its relevance to their community. It plays a key role in informing Continue Reading →

Durham: MediaLit

CODEC will be holding its sixth MediaLit training course from 8th to 12th June 2015 exploring Christian ministry and the media Previous MediaLit courses, held annually since 2010 (see ‘Related Links’), have been greatly valued by the participants – ministerial students/ordinands, ministers, media professionals, diocesan and district communications officers. MediaLit is open to anyone interested in engaging with the media – mass media, broadcast media, social media, community media, with a core group of ordinands Continue Reading →

Supporting @iRightsUK [#DigitalParenting]

After my work with Girlguiding, I was pleased to be invited to support iRights, which introduces itself as “Enabling children and young people to access the Internet creatively, knowledegeably and fearlessly”, with more information as below: The internet has become the decisive organising technology of our world. No child or young person should be left out of the huge opportunity it represents.   Children and young people are often presented as digital natives – with fast Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Radio Interviews re @MarthaLaneFox #DimblebyLecture and @NSPCC Report

First thing spotted on the phone this morning – an invitation to comment on Martha Lane-Fox’s statement that we have no choice but to engage with the internet: listen to ‘Pros and Cons of the Internet after #DimblebyLecture for BBC Tees ’ on audioBoom Then there was a Tweet from one of the producers at Radio 5 Live, which resulted in this conversation: listen to ‘Discussing Children, Porn and the Internet with @bbcfivelive’ on audioBoom And Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 6: Ethics) #DigiHuman

6/6: Ethics If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology. Join Aleks as she finds out if it’s even possible for a device to ‘behave’ in a morally prescribed way through looking at attempts to make a smart phone ‘kosher’. But nothing captures the conundrum quite like the ethical questions Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 5: Maps) #DigiHuman

5/6: Maps Aleks Krotoski examines what digital mapping has meant for our understanding of the world. Are we always aware of the decisions that make them look the way they do? Traditionally of course maps are as “authored” as anything else. As Simon Garfield writer of On the Map: Why the world looks the way it does , explains we should think of maps like the biography of a famous person; highly subjective and Continue Reading →