#LTHEChat: Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

This Wednesday, at 8pm (GMT), join the #LTHEChat conversation on Twitter as we discuss the topic of "managing negative use of social media and cyberbullying".. a topic that pretty much everyone I meet has an opinion on. Read the introduction to the topic (and after the event, the collected storify) on #LTHEChat. This was the most difficult chapter to write for Raising Children in a Digital Age, as there are no easy answers to what is perceived to…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #20: The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook For Students, Examiners And Supervisors (Open University Press, 2004)

I think I remember picking up this book just before I did my PhD viva in June 2004, then passing it on... not realising that I'd want to read the other chapters about being on the other side of the table... as the PhD examiner! The blurb describes it as: The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But…

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 4) #FLdevelopCQ

Here we reach the final week of the MOOC provided by Futurelearn/Commonpurpose, and looking ahead at this week, it appears that we'll be focusing on 'the other', including 'exoticism', reminding me of Edward Said's notions of 'Orientalism'. Stand up We need to recognise 'cultural intolerance': we all carry biases that reflect both positively and negatively to other communities - we may not be able to automatically remove it, but we can be aware of it,…

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 3) #FLdevelopCQ

Onto week 3 out of 4 from the FutureLearn/CommonPurpose looking at 'cultural intelligence'. As someone who likes to meet new people all the time, likes to try new things, has travelled a lot, and focuses on digital culture ... finding it really interesting, even if I don't have time to engage with it on the deepest level! The need to experiment Finding our Core, and the values, behaviours, beliefs and habits within it must be done…