What is an MPA?

NB: This was originally posted in 2016. As of September 2018 I no longer work at Queen Margaret University. As such some of the links on the below post may no longer work. For information about my current post please go to the About Me section of this website. By Dr Ian C Elliott, Dr Peter FalconerContinue reading “What is an MPA?”

Public Services Governance Graduates 2014

On Monday I was in Cardiff for a celebratory lunch, hosted by Academi Wales, to recognise the achievement of graduates from the PgCert Public Services Governance programme. Below is a copy of my talk:   Public Services Governance – Graduation Thank you to Academi Wales for inviting me to give this short talk. It’s greatContinue reading “Public Services Governance Graduates 2014”

Using Social Media in Learning and Teaching

I was invited to give a presentation at University of the West of Scotland at their Student Experience Learning and Teaching (SELT) event on 2 April 2014. You can see all presentations via the Storify which is linked below. View the story “UWS Moving on in…..Social Networking” on Storify   The topic I was givenContinue reading “Using Social Media in Learning and Teaching”

Why I don’t like email

Please don’t email me Every semester when I start my undergraduate teaching I begin by setting the ground rules. Things like the importance of attendance, the need for extensive reading and so on. All what I would expect is fairly standard stuff. However, one area where I seem to differ from many academics is inContinue reading “Why I don’t like email”

Twitter and Student Engagement

Yesterday I had one of those experiences that remind me why I love my job. I met a group of academics from King Saud University, one of the world’s top universities. I had been asked to speak about the use of Twitter as a way to promote student engagement. The response was really terrific. LotsContinue reading “Twitter and Student Engagement”

The perils of social media

Previously I have blogged about why PhD students should use Twitter. This post has been motivated by a great post on spelling and grammar by Peter Matthews. One of the common criticisms of social media is that it encourages, or at least tolerates, poor spelling and grammar. As such universities should steer students away fromContinue reading “The perils of social media”

Why You Should Tweet!

Share “ I will #livetweet on use of twitter in research next Wed at 1215. Using #phdtweet. Please join in. More info to follow. #highered #loveHE Ian Elliott Fri, Apr 20 2012 05:03:39 ReplyRetweet Share Start of my #phdtweet talk on why PhD students should use Twitter. ian_c_elliott Fri, Apr 27 2012 08:24:29 My initialContinue reading “Why You Should Tweet!”