Aug 302011
 

Events about events…via Lanyrd’s latest week notes I discovered Encampment London, an unconference about events which took place on 20 August. It’s attracted some decent coverage, including: Content sharing discussion – People want content but don’t want to do any work to share it. If you want great content get someone to curate it, with responsiblity [...]

Aug 252011
 

IWMW is the annual conference for Web managers in UK higher/further education. Following my series of posts on IWMW 2010 here’s this year’s exhaustive effort. #iwmw11was great – both in terms of content and amplification. Even as a rather sporadic remote participant this year I still got a lot out of it. Working backwards here’s my Top [...]

Aug 212011
 

Is it the curators who get the most out of curation, I wonder? The article goes on to discuss whether curation can increase creativity. In my experience, rather the reverse. And as Oliver Burkeman comments, you can’t really outsource the job. Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk What was liked – Creating narrative was quick and easy – [...]

Aug 192011
 

#lgovsm Chat discussing social media in UK local government, details at @lgovsm. US equivalent is #localgovchat. It’s been a bit up and down – I tracked a couple of sessions in March, when it was held on Fridays at 1pm, but then it was in abeyance, or possibly moved to a private area (Yammer?) until October. It now [...]

Aug 152011
 
#nstalks: on participation and bad networks

Netskills, a UK training and support service, hosted two webinars in June: The rhetoric of openness – Dave White (University of Oxford) explored the influence of technology on ‘openness’ and educational institutions’ relationship to the concept Supporting researcher engagement with social tools – Alan Cann (University of Leicester) considered the potential of social tools for [...]

Aug 012011
 
Portrait of a Twitter account: UKCLE

The UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE), one of the Higher Education Academy’s 24 subject centres, supported learning and teaching in law across the UK for over 10 years. Funding for the centre was discontinued from 1 August, although discipline-based support continues. I was employed by UKCLE from 2001-10 (with one brief break), and have kept a close eye on activities ever [...]