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Social Learning 2.0: A New Teaching Ethos for Universities

Social Learning 2.0: A New Teaching Ethos for Universities by Dr Emma Rich, University of Bath (@emmarich45) & Professor Andy Miah, University of the West of Scotland Around the end of 2011, a few geeks in Sweden set up the Swedish Twitter University, which brought lectures in a series of tweets to a class of,...


TEDx Warwick

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On Saturday 9th March, I’ll give a talk as part of TEDx Warwick. This will be the second time I’ve spoken at Warwick, the first being at the Virtual Futures...


My secret article on Lance Armstrong

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I’ve been tweeting recently that I have written a radical new piece about Lance Armstrong. A few people are still helping me find the right home for it, but here’s...


So Long, Lance. Next, 21st-Century Doping.

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This is the title of an article published in the New York Times on 20 January, 2013, written by the Atlantic’s David Ewing Duncan. It responds to the recent confession...

Social Media

The A to Z of Social Media for Academia

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This post accompanies the newly established ‘Social Media News’ email list for academics and university support staff, sharing info about the latest platforms for use by academics in their professional...


It’s not the end of the world, yet

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It should be pretty well-known by now that the Mayan’s never predicted the end of the world this Friday, but they have a reputation for doing so because the last...