Shut Up and Write Acrostic

Spotlight (on your writing) Hub (of activity) Universal (method for all writing types) Team (effort) Useful (for supercharging writing) Participate (with your peers in a socio-work setting) Amiable (environment to write and meet people) Negotiable (time, place, and duration) Diversity (in/out of every session) Words (on screen/paper, among friends) Regular (sessions help people keep in […]

Crowdsourcing: Why I Do It

The basic definition of crowdsourcing first used by Jeff Howe (2006) is: “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.” I recently attended a seminar on Crowdsourcing and […]

Storifying Conferences

I recently wrote a post On Organising Conferences in which I suggested using tools like Storify to create a digital record of the event. I was on the organising committee for the annual School of English Postgraduate Conference in University College Cork called Bookends VI: Deviance which took place on the 30th and 31st May […]