Reflections on 23 Things

This has been a great project to work on! Thanks to Charlie and colleagues for putting all the content together. Were there Things that you particularly enjoyed?   I most enjoyed Geocaching and SoundCloud – both new to me and things I’ll continue to use. I did also enjoy reflecting on things that I am already […]

Reflections on 23 Things

Thing22: Dubsmash

So Dubsmash is fun! Here’s my attempt at the Cup Song from Pitch Perfect! Had to get my husband to hold the recording button as it doesn’t let you let go – Clearly very much designed as a selfie video kind of thing. There’s some fun stuff on this app (plus a lot of sweary […]

Thing22: Dubsmash

Thing21: Goat silk and gamification

Gamification My first encounter with Gamification was last August when I was at the CASE Europe conference. I attended a session on “Gamification in Higher Education” presented by Süha Soydan from the Student recruitment team at Özyegin Unievrsity in Turkey. One of the first things he did was make us get our mobile devices out […]

Thing21: Goat silk and gamification

Thing20: LinkedIn

I like LinkedIn, have had an account for several years, and I have a good presence on my profile: (although clearly I need to do something else on my profile in order to fill in that last little white gap at the top there!) I have written recommendations for other people, and have received recommendations […]

Thing20: LinkedIn

Thing19: Altmetrics

Impact is important for researchers, and it’s good to see there are now ways of tracking the impact of academic articles. I installed the bookmarklet but struggled to find an article in my professional field that could deliver statistics via Altmetric. So I looked at the stats for the article about Bringing elephants to Australia. The […]

Thing19: Altmetrics

Thing18: Pokemon go!

In an amusing progression from my last post (Geocaching) where my nine year old deemed Geocaching “better than Pokemon”, here I’m going to write about Pokemon! We got Pokemon on our phones the minute it came out. At the time we were on the island of Islay, and we had no idea how it worked, […]

Thing18: Pokemon go!

Thing 17: Geocaching

“Better than Pokémon” Says my 9 year old! Wow this was so much fun, how did I never really pay attention to what this is? I’d heard of it but just not really appreciated how good it would be.  So I downloaded the app and watched a couple of videos as I wasn’t sure how […]

Thing 17: Geocaching

Thing16: one note

I’ve used one note before and know of colleagues who use it. Actually it’s a smart idea at the uni where we can share some things with some people (like those who have access to the same drives as us) but can’t share or edit together with people in other departments. Which means there’s a […]

Thing16: one note

Thing 15: Tumblr

http://saucony.tumblr.com I was hoping there would be a more exciting way of sharing this to my blog but I can’t figure it out! So I created a Tumblr account. It seems to me a bit like twitter, blogging and Instagram. I prefer Instagram. Anyhow, here is the running gear company Saucony’s feed. I searched for […]

Thing 15: Tumblr

Thing14: SoundCloud

Ooh so I love SoundCloud! This is brand new to me and I chose to look at it instead of iTunes because I’ve just ditched IPhone for Android so didn’t feel like dabbling on iTunes.  SoundCloud seems to me like an audio version of Instagram or Twitter. People post little snippets and you can search […]

Thing14: SoundCloud

Thing13: Video – YouTube

My work department has a YouTube channel where I post videos – mainly ones made at graduation each year, plus a few others. In terms of accessibility, I need to activate closed captions on quite a few of my videos – if you choose to set it up, it tends to get the words wrong, […]

Thing13: Video – YouTube

Thing12: OER

OK so first of all, how did I not know about OERs and that there was a website for Edinburgh uni open resources??? Typical of our devolved institution that things exist and you don’t know about them! Anyway, now I know!🙂 So the Thing was to find things on the UofE OER that relate to […]

Thing12: OER