Thing 7 – Twitter

Todays ‘thing’ focuses on Twitter. I love using Twitter! I use it every day for work. However, I didn’t know you could create lists of specific Twitter users so I had a look…This is a very useful feature for my Twitter account as it meant I could cat…

Thing 7 – Twitter

Thing 6 – Accessibility

Accessibility is so important and is a major focus of my day to day job as a Creative Learning Assistant as I support staff on their journey of making their learning materials accessible.   I remember learning about the accessibility features…

Thing 6 – Accessibility

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

Thing 4 – Digital Security

This week Digital Security was the topic surrounding “Thing 4”. After reading the Smartphone Security Informationprovided by the Information Commissioner’s Office, I’d say I’m quite secure when using phones as I use pin protected passwords and on …

Thing 4 – Digital Security

Thing 1 & 2 – Introduction

Hi all, this is my first ever blog post and it’s quite exciting! I came across this really cool course on Twitter called 23 Things for Digital Knowledge by University of Edinburgh and just had to check it out. What makes it even better is that its abso…

Thing 1 & 2 – Introduction

Thing 5: Emoji’s and Diversity

Thing 5 asks you to consider the impact of diverse representation via the emojis we all know and love. I wrote a blog about the impact of emoji’s taking over how we write things, certainly in a colloquial manner. I remember when it was in the news not so long ago, regarding the ability to […]

Thing 5: Emoji’s and Diversity

23 Things

It’s been a while since my last post. Quite a while – over a year in fact! However I am hoping to get back on the horse with the 23 Things programme. I only recently heard about this through the University of Edinburgh (where I work). This is a fairly new job for me and … Continue reading 23 Things

23 Things

Thing 4

Thing 4 requires you to consider the data you share with the apps on your mobile and tablet devices. I was encouraged to download an app and then have a look through the list of permissions each of my apps have. Some want to know your exact GPS location, which is understandable for apps such […]

Thing 4

Thing 3

A couple of the tasks for an online course I’m currently undertaking, involves me searching for my digital footprint. This is basically where things you’ve written or put on the internet, no matter when or where, will leave a footprint of your online, digital life as they are seldom erased. I’ve always tried hard to […]

Thing 3