Author Archives: Steph Thorpe

Using video when you don’t like it

Whilst I am not really a fan of video, and would much prefer to read the transcript rather than wait for someone to speak the words out, there are some benefits to including video in a virtual learning environment. The Three I’s Framework, by Asensio and Young[1], posits that people take in more information when it is presented Continue reading

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Running a virtual careers conference using Canvas

The ‘Getting into Psychology Professions’ conference was an online careers conference, hosted on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) — Canvas. The sessions took place over an afternoon using the ‘conferences’ webinar function. Speakers could choose whether to have a webcam, … Continue reading

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Embedded Librarianship – Library Camp 2013

Embedded Librarianship – session led by Anna Richards You need to work to get out of your space and away from the comfort of your computer – can be hard to make the effort. Being interested in their subject discipline. … Continue reading

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Pinterest: cupcakes, and… careers?

Lately I have been experimenting with how Pinterest could be used for our Careers service. Pinterest is the hot new social networking trend, with a reputation for content mostly including cupcakes, recipes, and home interiors. Participants “pin” images they find/like from across the web onto “boards” … Continue reading

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Academic social-networking tools

I attended an in-house best practice session on academic social-networking tools, including Postgraduate Toolbox; Research Gate; and, as i was interested to see how they could be useful for our postgrad students looking for a career.   Postgraduate Toolbox: provides … Continue reading

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Mini Library Camp NW – Pop-up libraries and more

On Sat 28th January, I went up to Manchester for mini Library Camp North West, held in Madlab in the Northern Quarter. I used to be a student at the University of Manchester, so loved being back up there and … Continue reading

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#libday8 What do I do?

This post is part of Library Day in the Life Round 8, a project where librarians and information professionals document their day / week through blog posts, photos, video and Twitter updates. You can follow the hashtag #libday8 I work as … Continue reading

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Library Camp: Real Life Social Networks and Social Networks in Real Life

Last weekend I attended Library Camp – an unconference, and a “place for anyone interested in modernising and transforming libraries of all kinds”.  Library Camp sprang out of #localgovcamp from earlier this year, and I was pleased to see some of … Continue reading

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Thing 4, or, I am a completist, this can only end badly

Current awareness: Twitter, RSS, and Pushnote Twitter and RSS feeds: I joined twitter way back in September 2007, to use the then widget as a cool way of embedding quotes into myspace, haha.  I started to use it a bit … Continue reading

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Thing 3: Considering personal brands

Thing 3 is about thinking about your personal brand – how people see your online brand, what brand you would like to convey, and how to match the two.   Start by Googling my name (as suggested in the cpd23 Thing … Continue reading

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