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OneNote I have used OneNote before during my undergraduate studies but found the interface difficult to use because of the need for me to insert mathematical symbol and equations meaning that I needed to be able to change from typing to drawing and back again quickly which required a touchscreen device. Instead, I used an … Continue reading Thing 16

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Vine One of the social media sites that I used extensively while I was growing up was Vine. It was a video sharing platform that limited its content to six seconds looping video clips. Launched in 2012 the service had 200,000,000 users by 2015 and was popular amongst young people but was also used by … Continue reading Thing 15

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Open Educational Resources I had some experience with OERs prior to this as we had used them at school, but I was unaware that they had grown to the extent that they have. It is interesting to see that it was, in fact, UNESCO that started the open education revolution, which now sees universities such … Continue reading Thing 12

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Copyright The first example I am using is a Video of a Southwest Boeing 737-700 passenger airliner landing at Portland Airport (PDX). In the ‘Show More’ section of the video, it states that the media is posted with a “creative commons attribution licence (reuse allowed)”. By following this link, YouTube outlines that if you mark … Continue reading Thing 11

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The accessibility of websites is something that has interested me for a while. Being Dyslexic, I often struggle with the layout of written work including how the text is coloured. One thing that I find has helped is in the increasing number of websites that allow you to access an accessibility mode, with some offering … Continue reading Thing 6

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The Bitmoji craze was something that I didn’t really understand, but with younger brothers, I was well aware of how widespread the fad was at a time. The interesting thought I had was that it was great that people were now able to express themselves using an image that looked like themselves. This comes in … Continue reading Thing 5

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This exercise was interesting because it was something that I had thought about before and I regularly check my privacy settings on my phone. The interesting thing this time was that I also checked which apps were allowed to access my location and under what circumstances. Apps such as games automatically had access to my location … Continue reading Thing 4

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I Googled myself and my hometown and found no information on myself. Next, I googled my name and a number of other keywords such as the name of my school, the name of the Universities I have attended, and a number of competitions I have been involved in. From this, there were a number of … Continue reading Thing 3

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What do I hope to gain from The Edinburgh Award and 23 Things? I hope to explore and learn a number of key transferable skills in digital content creation. I have always found the concept of a digital footprint an interesting thought, its something that we learn about in a negative way with warnings about … Continue reading Thing 2

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