Thing 14: Audio

Gentle reader, how are you doing? I hope you and yours are all healthy and safe. When I began this challenge in February 2019 I had no idea how much change lay ahead and how important digital means of learning and interacting would become. While lockdowns are shifting and changing around the world, it looks… Read more Thing 14: Audio

Thing 14: Audio

Thing 13: Video

Well, friends, the world sure looks different than it did when I last posted. These next two things (Thing 13 is video and Thing 14 is audio) are now incredibly topical as everyone who works in a university adjusts to teaching and learning online. For thing thirteen, we are asked to choose one of three… Read more Thing 13: Video

Thing 13: Video

Thing 11: Copyright

A few weeks ago, an academic colleague asked me to digitise a play and add it to a reading list so all of their students could access it: It should be out of copyright (1949) by now, right? Librarian colleagues, depending on what else has happened in their day, might be laughing, groaning, snorting or… Read more Thing 11: Copyright

Thing 11: Copyright

Thing 10: Wikimedia

I am writing this post listening to the sound of Wikipedia being edited in real time. The one sound I never hear is silence, a powerful reminder of the site’s pervasiveness. The task of Thing 10 is to spend some time with Wikipedia by playing the Wikipedia Adventure Game, a tutorial designed to teach new… Read more Thing 10: Wikimedia

Thing 10: Wikimedia

Thing 9: Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra

This post explores the use of two online platforms for meetings, teaching, and collaboration: Google Hangouts and Collaborate Ultra. My university seems to have an increasing focus on digital education as well as a growing provision of distance learning. However, neither of these tools are ones I have worked extensively with before in an educational… Read more Thing 9: Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra

Thing 9: Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra

Thing 8: Facebook

  Intro: no More I last logged into my Facebook profile in December 2015. If not for that, I would probably be writing for the ‘intermediate’ strand of Thing 8. I was a member of Facebook groups, some personal and some professional, and had found the latter a useful way to find out about conferences,… Read more Thing 8: Facebook

Thing 8: Facebook

Thing 7: Twitter

Chirp chirp, chirp chirp! Oh wait, not that kind of twittering. Other than the six months where I worked for the Leeds Humanities Research Institute as an administrative intern, I have never used twitter, though I occasionally gawk at the feeds of others. I will be following the strand of this post for those who… Read more Thing 7: Twitter

Thing 7: Twitter

Thing 6: Accessibility

How to make online content accessible is not something I know a lot about but increasingly comes up in my interactions with library users. Services to support our students and staff with disabilities are split across a few different areas of the university, so knowing more about web accessibility can help me anticipate and avoid… Read more Thing 6: Accessibility

Thing 6: Accessibility