David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.

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The affordances of digital technologies in children’s lives

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a really interesting seminar titled, Children and Digital Technology, one of three events being hosted by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) Digital Families across the Lifecourse. How technology mediates relationships within families and impacts on experiences of childhood (and what that now means) was…

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(Digital) practice, research and citizenship

As regular readers of this blog will know I’ve been leading a large practice/research project for the last two years. Titled Digital Commonwealth, it’s really taken me out of my academic comfort zone, exposing my abstract, theoretically-informed understandings of citizen journalism, digital citizenship, digital media, participatory cultures and community development to real people experiencing real…

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Harnessing the power: Social Media in HE and beyond

Having participated in a few ‘events’ relating to social media over the last week or so, I thought it necessary to blog about the status of social media use in HE and how we can learn from what is happening outside of the ivory towers that we (app…

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Controlling content: Social Media, HE and the Regulatory Urge

It’s been a while…my self-imposed break from blogging about all things #highered, #socialmedia and #olympics has now come to an end and I have new content to share with you all today.The motivation for this post came from a blog post I read earl…

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Mobility in Education: Redefining Learning Tasks

On Friday I attended a session at the University of Edinburgh hosted by Apple on mobility in education (not students changing courses!). I was representing my institution at the event but there were a number of issues which are worth drawing to yo…

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#SELT by stealth

As some of you regular followers may have noticed from the stream of #SELT tweets emerging from the University of the West of Scotland yesterday, I was hosting a SELT (Student Experience, Learning & Teaching) forum event which was created to engag…

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Open Innovation in a closed system

On Wednesday afternoon I ‘attended’ a webinar (virtually) for the first time. It was hosted by Get Ambition (check out theTwitter chat #getambition @livestream) http://livestre.am/FZA. This post represents my own personal reflections on the themes…

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