*Podcast* Joint reflection on Twitter, phenomenography and learning friendships… | rowellc

Interview with Margy MacMillan and Chrissi Nerantzi ‘Joint reflection on Twitter, phenomenography and learning friendships…’:

Margy MacMillan has worked in information literacy(IL) at Mount Royal University for over 20 years. She has developed program-integrated IL for science and communications programs, as well as a variety of courses and workshops in Arts and Humanities. She has conducted long-term research on the acquisition of IL skills and knowledge through students‘ undergraduate degrees. Her current research and teaching focus is on connecting students to the scholarly…

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A collaborative editing workshop with virtual and face-to-face rooms. Madness or Brilliance? | rowellc


If you are asking me the question: Can I run a collaborative editing session with 2 face-to-face rooms and 6 online rooms? The answer is yes. You can. I did.

If you are asking me the question: Should I run a collaborative editing session with 2 face-to-face rooms and 6 online rooms? The answer is no… that is insane.

What follows is a story of what I did, why and what I learned.

The Project

As part of the Implement Project we are building a site to simplify the decision process around using technology in higher education delivery. We will have a site which dynamically collects…

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*Podcast* Creating a sense of belonging and connectedness for the student arrival experience. | rowellc

Interview with Rachel Challen about ‘Creating a sense of belonging and connectedness for the student arrival experience in a School of Arts and Humanities’:

Rachel is Head of the Learning and Teaching Support Unit, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University





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*Podcast* Student engagement in the Digital University | rowellc

Interview with Lesley Gourlay about here recent book (with Martin Oliver) ‘Student Engagement in the Digital University’:

“Student Engagement in the Digital University challenges mainstream conceptions and assumptions about students’ engagement with digital resources in Higher Education. While engagement in online learning environments is often reduced to sets of transferable skills or typological categories, the authors propose that these experiences must be understood as embodied, socially situated, and taking place in complex networks of human and nonhuman actors. Using empirical…

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*Podcast* interview with Jane Norris about the etiquette of the Anthropocene, ‘design para-fiction’ and ‘optimism as resistance’ ! | rowellc

Dr Jane Norris has a cross disciplinary background in Speculative Design, Critical Writing and Digital Media. Before joining Richmond University, she structured and led a BA Hons in 3D Design Craft for ten years, teaching material engagement and design theory. She has recently undertaken post-doctoral research in the Critical Writing department at the RCA. She gained her PhD: Viatopias – exploring the digital language of urban travel spaces. at Chelsea College of Art. UAL.


My current research focuses on writing a book Making Polychronic Objects – de-colonializing our relationship…

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*Podcast* interview with Serena Gossain about using Social Media with creative students | rowellc

Associate Lecturer, BA Advertsing. London College of Communication

University of the Arts London, LCC

Associate lecturer on the BA Advertising Programme, delivering lectures on advertising, digital, typography, layout, branding and design techniques for BA first and second years. Main objectives are to nurture talent on how to create compelling, visual ads across multiple media and to help students develop their professional skills and creativity. Also to help students prepare advertising entries into industry award competition submissions such as One Show and D&AD….

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*Podcast* Interview with Zoe Sujon about Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Social Media | rowellc

“Driven by a deep curiosity about the contours of digital culture, my research interests broadly address the relationship between “new” technologies, media practices and political culture. Questions about the epic connections between the technological and the cultural drive my research vision, particularly as related to social change, political and social life and social theory. Currently, these interests coalesce around three themes: social media and platform politics; the intersections between privacy and sharing culture; and the impact of digital media on changing skill sets and digital…

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