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I have moved

December 9, 2013 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

For various reasons I’ve stopped updating this site. For my current activity try:
Personal blog
Work blog
MSc Dissertation…

Digital Storytelling for Researchers

October 4, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

I’ve been part of a discussion on a Facebook digital storytelling group this week about people using DS for research communication.
It seems many researchers don’t see it as useful as it will never be able to convey the complexity…

What would fieldwork be like if you had one of THESE?

September 27, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

I wondered how people taking students out on fieldwork might make use of something like the AR Drone

For doing remote HD filming/imaging of locations…
…and flips! (rad!)
It’s not cheap…, mind. And the range and battery life

Magic Mountains – using PeakFinder to name the mountains round you

September 25, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

Pic: Ben More by moonlightIn my later years I hope to be able to walk around any part of Scotland, point to the horizon and exclaim without hesitation things like, “ah yes, Buachaille Etive Mor. A challenging climb but well worth the effort, my lad.”…

AR in Education – some tweets from @markpower

September 20, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

Just a quickie (although it took me ages to get Storify to do what I wanted. Grr!)…

Event report: Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase 2012

September 19, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

Digested Read
A welcome return for an event that really should be a regular feature of the calendar. The technology has moved on in the last year and there seems to be more confidence and a sort of academic mischief-making…

Footloose Digital Storytelling at the EFL Showcase 2012 (#efl2012)

September 18, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

Pic: Enhancing Fieldwork Learning 2012 Showcase
I had obviously behaved well enough at last year’s showcase in Wales to be invited back for another event from the HEA funded Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Team. This year was at the rather lovely Preston Montford FSC… just outside Shrewsbury.

Anatomy of a story – personal storytelling with Curiosity Creative

August 6, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

Still catching up on blogging stuff I should have done months ago.
Back in April and May some of us at Netskills and our colleagues at JISC Infonet took part in 4 days of digital storytelling workshops with Alex Henry…

WeVideo – online video editing tool

August 1, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

The summary
WeVideo is an online video editor that allows cloud storage of assets and finished videos. It’s got a good feature set and nice links to social media tools. But it won’t do everything.
Pros

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Telling stories in the digital domain: 2 examples

February 23, 2012 - Uncategorized - By: Chris

I’ve been reading a lot about narrative for my dissertation recently and came across 2 examples this morning that illustrate some of the ideas I’ve come across.
Oatmeal on Game of Thrones
The first simple example is from the Oatmeal.…