Clinical Education and Digital Culture

Clinical Education and Digital Culture

The course blog for Clinical Education and Digital Culture

In case anyone on this course is able to submit a full paper by 30 April, this call for papers is rather timely with our topic! I’m personally particularly interested in the promotion of digital capabilities aspect and my virtual conference submission is headed in that direction. “In a digital age characterised by human interactions […]

The trend in universities across the sector is to improve the student experience both at the level of teaching and in overall student engagement. Social media is no longer the domain of adolescents taking selfies, instead it is now a powerful student engagement tool. Of course, this use of social media is driven by the […]

Depending what you read Tim Berners-Lee was either upbeat (the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/12/tim-berners-lee-on-30-years-of-the-web-if-we-dream-a-little-we-can-get-the-web-we-want ) or not (the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524474) about where the Web has got to in 30 years. (apologies, the blog doesn’t seem stable when I try to add links). The idea of ‘fixing’ the ‘broken’ web to me seems like life: it will never be completely fixable […]

House of Lords make recommendation for new Digital Authority with warning that the existing multitude of regulators for digital causes gaps and overlaps. Without intervention, the largest tech companies are likely to gain ever more control of technologies which extract personal data and make decisions affecting people’s lives. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/09/house-of-lords-report-calls-for-digital-super-regulator

Visit this website… https://thispersondoesnotexist.com … and you will be confronted by a photograph just likethe one that headlines this post. Only it is not a photograph. It is an image that has been completely realised by computer. It is formed by GAN (generative adversarial network) This technology has been developed by Nvidia neural networks lab. […]

At the end of an introductory tutorial today, we touched briefly on a half remembered news item regarding Skype adding in background noise to phone calls. This wikipedia entry tells me that it wan’t a dream – though I cannot find the news article that I half remembered. It highlights a curious interplay between people […]

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/18/18225231/emoji-emoticon-court-case-reference A page I follow up Facebook shared this link today and I thought it was a really interesting discussion on how emojis are really a language of their own, with their own dialects depending on the community you’re in and the iOS that you’re using. This article is specific to law, but I can […]

Just read this article about the healthcare algorithm that started to cut people’s level of care with detrimental effects on their lives. People took it to the courts. The judge in the federal court case ultimately ruled that the state had insufficiently implemented the program. The judge ruled this. Not an algorithm. Isn’t it funny […]

As our course begins, an incredible – and incredibly damning – report appears from the UK Government’s  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee. This is very prescient timing, don’t you think? The full report can be downloaded from the UK Parliament website… https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/news/fake-news-report-published-17-19/

OK, so the course kicks off on the 18th February.  All the core content will be available from that day. You’ll have two weeks – with an interim tutorial session to address any problems or queries – to digest the content, and begin to form initial opinions on the various provocations. Below is the provisional […]

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