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The spirit of #pedagooxmas: Pedagoo Xmas Party, 6th Dec, 2014

The third Pedagoo Christmas Party took place on 6th December at Newcastle University. Organised by Pedagoo Curator Lisa-Jane Ashes (@lisajaneashes), supported by a few elves (including myself), the day aimed to encouraging sharing of teaching ideas, but to go a  … Continue reading

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Pedagoo Xmas Party: Literacy for Life Session

The Pedagoo Christmas Party took place at Newcastle University on December 6th 2014. I’ll write up the full event shortly. I chaired the ‘Literacy for Life’ workshop sessions – the room was set-up with tinsel, holly, Christmas songs, chocolate Santas and … Continue reading

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Toon Library TeachMeet, 28th October – the write-up

This was the second Toon Library TeachMeet (the first being waaaay back in 2011), this time kindly hosted by Newcastle University Library. A late afternoon gathering of 14 people, keen to make the most of the freebies and food provided by … Continue reading

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“Can you Dig Lit? Approaches to information and digital literacy” 10th Nov 2013

This full day event, attended by 30 participants from around the UK, was held in York St John University. It was organised by CILIP’s Academic Libraries & Research Group’s Yorkshire & Humberside branch. Sarah Hotchkin & Stevie Farrell, Leeds Metropolitan University,  “Social … Continue reading

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Course report: How to get the best from Legislation.gov.uk

This report is also published in Refer, the journal of CILIP’s Information Services Group, Vol. 29, No 2, Summer 2013. The course was organised by the London & SE branch of ISG. Many thanks for their permission to reproduce. Legislation.gov.uk  holds original  ‘as … Continue reading

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Book series idea – your views please!

Over the last few months I’ve been mulling over some ideas with Facet Publishing regarding developing a book series (Facet are a publishing company aimed at information professionals, so that would be the target audience). I’d really appreciate input from … Continue reading

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Responding to the MOOC hysteria

I sat in on the JISC RSC Wales Lunchtime Byte webinar this week, delivered by David Kernohan of JISC, “Online learning at scale: responding to the MOOC invasion”. My experience of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) so far consists of: … Continue reading

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