Hackdays and Hackathons – Experience of running these events in a University

Team Pattacini discuss their plans for the Hackathon

Seminar, workshop, symposium, colloquium, forum, panel discussion – there are many types of interactive events where people can meet to discuss a subject of interest. To this, I would like to propose adding ‘hackday’ and ‘hackathon’ to the list. If you want to know more you about running these events and what the impact of …

How Learners on an English Literature MOOC Prompted Academics to Engage in Social Media in a Way They Had Never Before

A computer keyboard with social media icons

On 18 December 2015, Sheffield Hallam University hosted its inaugural Social Media in Higher Education Conference. Ahead of that event, Layla Croll and the University of Sheffield’s Online Learning Team took over the School of English blog for a very special one-off post to discuss the surprising role that social media played in the delivery of our Literature …