Geography meets the iChamps!

Geography is the study of the physical world and with the rise of digital influence, it is essential to increasingly link this subject to the virtual world too. My role within the Geography department is to work with Dr Sally Hayward to encourage the development of Digital Literacies within my own year (1st years!) and Read more about Geography meets the iChamps![…]

Giving my First Lecture

With major changes to the Biological Sciences field trip and the introduction of pre-trip lectures I found myself being invited to give a 25 minute talk in a lecture on the project I have been working on since September 2015 – the e-book. I was honoured to take part in this lecture and straight away Read more about Giving my First Lecture[…]

Displaying Projects on Pathbrite

Clarissa Chay, Chemistry iChamp Find my Pathbrite here – www.pathbrite.com/clarissachay A massive part of being an iChamp is documenting what we do so it’s right there to see and we can share our progress easily online. Ever since iChamp training, I’ve been in love with Pathbrite as it provides such a visually appealing display of Read more about Displaying Projects on Pathbrite[…]

A Review of Open Badge Platforms

As iChamps we have become familiar with a host of open badge platforms including those that I will review today – these include Open Badge Academy, Open Badge Platform and Badge List. I have reviewed the open badge platforms based on five areas: Badge Design Creation of Badges Interface and Navigation Instruction and Submitting Evidence. Read more about A Review of Open Badge Platforms[…]

A neurophobia cure

This post is the belated second part to my report on the work I have been doing as an iChamp.  It will concern itself with my project with Dr Scott Border working on interactive video.  My report on my project with Dr Angela Fenwick can be found here. The main driver for this project was that most universal Read more about A neurophobia cure[…]

A workshop in two parts…

I recently delivered a workshop to the Faculty of Medicine Medical Education Unit. This presentation covered my work on my two projects (detailed elsewhere on this site – here and here).  The first part was focussed on the process of working with an iChamp to establish and achieve an appropriate goal (using Dr Angela Fenwick’s project as Read more about A workshop in two parts…[…]

Oldie but a goodie

Some of my work as an iChamp has gone somewhat, unrecorded, and in this post and a follow up one I intend to correct that. So on with the show! What I would like to share with you today is my project with Dr Angela Fenwick; To establish a way of hosting informal interviews and face to camera Read more about Oldie but a goodie[…]

Being a Music iChamp: Tackling Music and the Web

Before becoming the iChamp lead, I completed an educational project with the music department – my undergraduate field of study. For this project I was working on a new module with academics in the field of Music and Web Science.  The Web has dramatically changed the way we engage, interact, explore and discover music.  This new course enables Read more about Being a Music iChamp: Tackling Music and the Web[…]

Oli’s Digital Citizen Badge

As a very few of you will know (like two?) I have been working on my iChamp badges. I’ve aimed to first go for the digital citizen because, essentially, I do a fair amount of the stuff required already. There are a number of requirements to achieve this badge: 1) Complete a digital privacy quiz and Read more about Oli’s Digital Citizen Badge[…]

Blogging for academia

As iChamp for the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, I was invited to conduct a workshop for 70 final year undergraduate students in Politics and International Relations on blogging for academia. Many students read, write and participate in online blogging, however, the ability to tailor their rhetoric for research-style commentary was lacking. Many Read more about Blogging for academia[…]