[SYMPOSIUM] Online Anonymity: Right or Threat? at @lboroCRCC #CRCC2017

Simone Natale kicked off with The New Yorker published a cartoon in 1993 – “no one knows you're a dog”, with the idea that the online makes it easy to hide your ID. Timandra Harkness indicated that is an updated version - zoom out and we can see the surveillance cameras giving ALL the data - the tech is already there. John Downey from Loughborough’s Centre for Research in Communications and Culture highlighted what they…

Checking out new MA from @LSTheology #digitalstudent

So there's a new MA on the block from London School of Theology. It's advertised as Beyond applied theology – the MA in Integrative Theology (MAiTh) can either be accessed and completed online worldwide or studied full or part-time on campus in London – what ever suits your lifestyle or needs better. As I was looking at this, whilst thinking about how CODEC develops an appropriate MA, and whether it should be  fully online/offline, and as the debate…

#DigitalParenting: Ignoring Each Other With Books?

A few extracts from the book related to this: (p181-182) With the growth of tablet devices and e-readers, one of the leading debates is about both the quality and the quantity of reading. The CHILDWISE 2012 Report points to the 30 per cent that read often for pleasure, although 17 per cent never do so, with 14 per cent of boys and 11 per cent of girls favouring e-books over printed books: At age 7–8, children…

#AdventBookClub: Day 11: Embodying Peace

Like these lyrics from Peter Mayer "We are blessed, we are broken, given one more chance to be found in you. We are in One Peace"…. a very clever play on words - whilst we may feel like we are in pieces - we are within Peace, and can journey into the world as peacemakers… which fits nicely with some of the next thoughts! Lots of encouragement from Maggi Dawn today - including … our…

"Virtual" Recruitment Fair

Well, this is an interesting development - international recruitment online (is this truly virtual, still having issues with that word): Leonardo lives in Brazil and wants to come to the UK to study for a master’s in literature. He attends a recruitment fair where he can speak to university representatives, pick up prospectuses, chat with current students and watch a presentation by the vice-chancellor. But this is not a traditional recruitment fair – it is all…
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