Happy Christmas 2015

After so many dead robins appearing in my newsfeed, I thought I'd add a live one! My online Christmas card may be less effortful than last year - but here's a few pics that I've enjoyed seeing appear in my newsfeed (with some random bits of news from me) to wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2016... I'm not into Star Wars (I know, shock horror!), but the jokes still make sense -…

New Job: Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ManMetUni #thisgirlcan

Just a short update. On Monday I was interviewed for the permanent role of Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, based at the Business School (lovely new building). I used this presentation, focusing upon #thisgirlcan as the case study for 'best digital marketing campaign in the world' as taught to final year undergrads! Thanks to the many people who cheered me on, and partook in discussions on Facebook/Twitter...  and the crazy buzzing…

Flexible, Open, Social Learning: Supporting Learning #FOS4L

Today we're looking at 'Curating' - how do we ensure that we don't just collect content for ourselves, but share it (combining with advice as to what is useful). "Students expect academic, technical, administrative  and pastoral support as part of their educational provision." - especially distance learning students, and this makes a difference to success and retention. Undertake one of the following activities: Responding: Create a response to the scenario on your own or with…

The Bishop of London Calls for Ordinary Heroes (@Tearfund) #OrdinaryHeroes

Politics needs big ideas and less short-term thinking, says the Bishop of London, who today (16th April) launches Tearfund’s  new report and campaign, calling for a restorative economy. This is a campaign I can get behind. Watch the video, and see the rest of the press release below. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres said: We live in a century of mingled promise and peril. The decisions we take now and the…