Category: thinking

19 months ago the thought of me staying at home for 23hrs for months would have terrified me, however we got out routine sorted which helped a lot, this included Joe Wicks 0900, BoJo presser at 1700 (do this but don’t do this), becoming at P2 teacher 1330-1600 (elbow pads in the post), family walk […]

Marta at the Library (rainbow backdrop)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome back. As I’m writing this post, the book is being printed and it feels a little like an early Christmas, I’m so excited. Aside from announcing the publication of the new colouring book, this post will also offer some reflections on the project, a thank you section and practical info on how to get […]

Volume 2 front cover

A second edition of the popular ‘We Have Great Stuff’ colouring book has been launched centred around the theme of a Treasure Map that explores treasures found around the University of Edinburgh.

We had our first hybrid DLAM team meeting on Monday (more about the ‘hybridness’ later).  I decided I wanted to do something a bit different for it and so I roped in a couple of team members (Stewart and Myles) to help and we got to work planning.  What I …

My granny used to say, ‘you get nothing for free’.  A bit cynical perhaps but from her I learned a few things from her over the years.  She lived through the war, was really careful with her money, and would walk miles to get a few pence off something she was buying.  She was full …

4 Apple iPad Pros with the new H5P content types displayed, including a crossword.

Reading Time: 2 minutes H5P have recently brought out three new content types: Crossword Image Choice Sort the Paragraphs and of course I couldn’t wait to have a play. Crossword The Crossword type is great fun and easy to create, the hardest par…

Transparent lamb minifigure sitting at a computer desk.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Making our online content accessible to a broad audience is something a lot of us strive to achieve. But how many of us consider who created the content we consume daily and what their publishing journey was?

3 years ago, I was working on a project with colleagues from all over the institution. It was focused on the delivery on micro-accreditation courses on a MOOC platform and my role was to figure out and support the technology we could use to deliver teaching at scale. Sounds fun! And it was however one […]

Globally, over 7,000 languages are spoken – only around 4% of people are native English speakers. Despite this, English holds the title of the “Language of the internet”.  It dominates with Chinese almost 50% of global web traffic with the top ten languages accounting for 76.9 percent of global internet users. The majority of African […]

I am now at the end of week four of my role as a Wikisourceror – Open Collections intern, and the learning process has continued; albeit now I am a bit more familiar with the world of Wiki! I have now created two new articles on Wikipedia (for Hannah Shields and Iona McGregor), and this […]

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