Joining in … what?

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This is “me”

Here I am, back from sunny Italy and missing the warmth like crazy 🙂 Just been looking around to see what has been going on whilst I was away. I have a few things to bring to your attention that you will find worthwhile following up. Some really good stuff from University of Oxford, one of which I first mentioned in the September 24th post.

Oxford University provide some online activities called, “23 things for Research“. These activities can definitely be used by researchers but are also really useful to students, lecturers and support staff too. If you just want to read what goes on this site that’s fine but you will get a lot more from it if you register and join in. Have some fun with setting up a blog and writing your first post,considering your “personal brand”, using Twitter, RSS feeds and Storify – and that’s just to start with! One of the blogs created by a student is Amy’s Inkwell – I like it, it’s a good start to blog writing.

Other things you might like to engage with from Oxford University are their videos and podcasts. Many of their podcasts are discipline specific and are really interesting but they do others too. The easiest way to pick these podcasts up is to go to the oxengage Facebook page and look for the links. A video I particularly enjoyed was a talk by Professor Marcus Du Sautoy on how he uses social media – you can see it now on Oxford Podcasts: A podcast which was rather good was, “Would you blog the truth?” by Peter Gill.

I think you might like this too. It’s about identity in our digital engagements. The item is from a course at Galway and the article is written by Tony Fish.

ok that’s it for now, see you tomorrow 🙂


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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