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Introducing Doug Belshaw, blogging at Mobility Shifts [guest post]

Introducing Doug Belshaw, blogging at Mobility Shifts [guest post]

I’m writing this whilst waiting for my connecting flight in the fabulous Amsterdam Schipol airport. I’ve just arrived from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and am headed for New York where I’ll be attending the week-long Mobility Shifts conference. My presence there is a combination of determination, good fortune, and Scott McLeod’s generosity. Scott saw my request on Twitter...

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#MobilityShifts – Day 1: Wikipedia and formal education [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 1: Wikipedia and formal education [guest post]

I’m writing this from my hotel room on 30th Street, Manhattan. Looking out of the window I’m confronted with huge buildings and more windows than I can count (if you’ve seen the film ‘Rear Window’ you’ll kind of understand what I’m getting at). If this blog post was a Wikipedia article, that first paragraph would...

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#MobilityShifts – Day 2: Privacy, Surveillence and the Academic Commons [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 2: Privacy, Surveillence and the Academic Commons [guest post]

I’m writing this in the lounge area of the Manhattan hotel at which I’m staying. There’s some people warming up for an evening out with a few cocktails and others, like me, busy on their digital devices. The whole scene is bathed in relaxing yet upbeat music. Happily, this matches the mood I’m in after...