Benefits and concerns of using social media as an academic

Earlier this year hosted two events: a Google Hangout on How to be a Successful Digital Academic to Boost Your Career a workshop on Tools and Tips for Research Impact and ECR Employability Out of the talks and discussions at these … Read More »

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Plickers! Engage your students with learning technology

Plickers (paper clickers) allow you to quiz up to 63 students with just one device, an app and a set of scannable Plicker cards. I recently used Plickers in a mini-teach on Google Voice Typing. The paper clickers are engaging, easy … Read More »

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Academic Hook-ups

Written by Ryan Anderson and Dennis Relojo One is just no fun, but two is the thing to do. Breaking news: nerdy academics have a romantic life too! But beyond building romantic alliances, let’s have a quick look on how … Read More »

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How to Create an Academic Website for Free! 

Set up a account. You may not have time to maintain a regular blog but that’s not to say you won’t benefit from an online space to call your own. And with WordPress, you can format the template to … Read More »

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MOOC for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

MOOCs or ‘Massive OpenOnline Courses’ provide an opportunity to learn for free. They have been given a good press, followed by a rather bad press. However, I think there is a very strong something to be said for doing one. Not … Read More »

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Digital Skills: What Are They And How Are Yours?

The term ‘digital skills’ is frequently referred to both inside and outside of higher education. What does it really mean, and how can we judge if we are digitally literate/capable, or not? I turn to the Jisc framework, originally developed … Read More »

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The Value Of Lurking

Inspired by the journal article Online Discussion Forums in Higher Education: Is ‘Lurking’ Working?, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education Mazuro and Rao (2011), I will take a quick look at the benefits of lurking online. You can lurk and learn. Non … Read More »

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Impact, Media and Digital Scholarship

On Friday 5 June 2015, Anglia Ruskin University held the Annual Research Conference – Impact, Media and Digital Scholarship at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Chelmsford, supported by The conference focused on three major themes that underpin 21st-century scholarly … Read More »

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Managing Your Research Material with Evernote

Back in the olden days, i.e. 10 years ago, gathering research material meant photocopying endless journal articles and storing them in lever-arch files. For those of us who view admin as a form of housework, this was an unwelcome chore. … Read More »

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Academics, Are You Linked In?

LinkedIn describes itself as ‘the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.’ As an academic, you might consider LinkedIn simply because this is where you will find a vast majority of your … Read More »

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