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I’ve lived on cake for the past two days including a cake fuelled breakfast yesterday, and lunch today.  It’s all about eating a balanced diet (one of the cakes had apricot in it, surely that counts?). What would drive Karen to eat so much cake I hear you ask (although anyone who knows me will […]

I’ve not blogged for a while but I went to an event today which has inspired me to write a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while.  I’ve got another blog post coming about the event itself (which was run by JISC and was about Accessibility in Procurement …

Our Digital Humanities award-winning interactive map ( caught the public’s attention when it launched in September 2019 and has helped to change the way the stories of these women and men were being told with a campaign group, Witches of Scotland, successfully lobbying the Scottish Government into issuing a formal apology from the former First […]

Edinburgh Award 2023/4 Blog This year I had my first experience helping with the Edinburgh Award Wikipedia project. The Edinburgh Award is a scheme which encourages students to volunteer in various projects that are happening around the University whilst undertaking their studies, with the ultimate aim of improving employability and graduate outcomes. Having undertaken an […]

Since January 2016, I have worked as Wikimedian in Residence with the University of Edinburgh’s course teams to quickly generate real examples of technology-enhanced learning activities appropriate to the curriculum. As a result, students from diverse learning communities and a variety of disciplines benefit from learning new digital and information literacy skills appropriate for the […]

A Wikipedia assignment has been part of Translation Studies MSc since 2016 when I first met with Dr. Charlotte Bosseaux and convinced her to try a new approach to a pedagogical problem they had; getting the students to have meaningful, published translation practice that they would be motivated to complete. Course leaders were keen to […]

One of the tools that got my attention a while ago is Midjourney as a result of noticing astonishing images made by an artist I know. I only started using it recently and I have been surprised by the potential it has and at the same time it has forced me to think about the […]

This post is written by new Assistant Wikimedian in Residence, Ellie Whitehead. On Burns Night, 25th January, I ran my first Wikipedia Editathon event. The event looked to add more Scottish traditions, information about Robert Burns, and Scottish women in literature onto Wikipedia. Together we made 557 total edits, added 15.5k words, created 7 new […]

When the Wii console was released it was a huge success. It was nearly impossible to buy it anywhere. I was among those crazy individuals who really wanted to have one. There were forum posts with info when it was last seen or expected delivery. After several hunting days I got mine. I was so […]

As an eLearning Systems Developer in a dynamic small team, my role revolves around creating custom web applications, university-wide platforms, and extensions for the central virtual learning environment, Blackboard Learn. With over 20 applications under our belt, each presenting unique challenges and varying complexities, my days are a blend of technical expertise, collaboration, and continuous […]


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