Thing 5 – Diversity

Today the topic of focus was diverse representation online through the use of emojis. Until reading the articles I was unaware that there were issues surrounding the new emojis released. However, I completely understand both sides of the argument. In m…

Thing 5 – Diversity

One note

I feel like Microsoft Onenote is the app none of us will be able to do without in a year’s time. It’s a great way of organising information in a clear, colourful, hierarchical structure: including pictures, calendar entries and even handwritten scribbles. It works well for gathering and compiling important business information, for example that … Continue reading One note

One note

Happy New Year

Today I have been looking at inspiring acting quotes on Tumblr: “Why sit around and say, ‘I’d like to do something?’ You’ve just gotta do it. You might fail at first, but your failures are what are going to allow you to move onto success.” Joel Edgerton https://actingref-for-actorsandanimators.tumblr.com/ Speaking of failure, this background artist’s handiwork … Continue reading Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Thing 10 – Wikimedia

While Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons (a free to use library of images, music, videos and photographs), and online dictionary Wiktionary are arguably quite well known, other Wikimedia projects such as Wikibooks (free to use textbooks, guides and manuals), Wikiquote (notable quotations, proverbs and slogans),  and Wikispecies (a species database) are less familiar to me.   I set out to learn more! Thing 10 calls for an exploration of …

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Thing 10 – Wikimedia

Danny Ricciardo

Having never owned an iphone, I’ve always felt a wee bit left behind in the world of podcasts. When you Google anything, you have the option of searching All, Images, Videos, News and even Books, but not Podcasts (surely this feature would be great and is coming soon though, right?!) But it’s good that more … Continue reading Danny Ricciardo

Danny Ricciardo

How to be

Having used You Tube on a daily basis, I thought it would be interesting to explore and contrast fellow video sharing platform Vimeo. People had sent me links to Vimeo before, but I’d always found the site intimidating to navigate and understand, so it was finally time to put on my big girl pants and … Continue reading How to be

How to be

23 Things

Hi, My name is Gary and I work for an environmental charity called Changeworks. I am the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Technician, in other words IT support. 2. I’m not too sure what I will gain from doing the 23 things as I work in IT. I am more interested in what my work colleagues … Continue reading 23 Things

23 Things

Dance Monkey

So this afternoon I have mostly been exploring Merlot – “on a Monday daytime?!” I hear you gasp! No, not the wine (for once) it’s an Open Educational Resource online search tool – try saying that after a few glasses! So what should you learn first when you have the entire world’s knowledge at your … Continue reading Dance Monkey

Dance Monkey

Indigemoji – Diversity and Representation

Several weeks ago Thing 5 from the University of Edinburgh’s  23 Things for Digital Knowledge course prompted me to explore diverse online representation through the use of avatars, emoticons and emoji.  While I discovered a variety of emoji representing skin colour and cultural diversity, one group not represented was Indigenous Australians. I was very excited …

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Indigemoji – Diversity and Representation

Thing 8 – Facebook

Around the world more than 1.62 billion people log onto the social media platform Facebook on a daily basis (I have to admit to being one of those Facebook fans), and  5 new Facebook profiles are created every second (Zephoria Digital Marketing, October 2019).  Thing 8 explores some aspects of this highly popular social media …

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Thing 8 – Facebook