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Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet. (2020)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2021. Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet. Women's history review [online], 30(3), pages 509-519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2020.1860281

This Viewpoint positions the contemporary UK parenting website Mumsnet within the wider history of mothers' organisations' interactions with politics and politicians over the last 100 years. While the politicisation of motherhood is nothing new, and... Read More about Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet..

Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy. (2020)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K. 2021. Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy. Library management [online], 42(4/5): the worst case scenario after COVID, pages 266-276. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-09-2020-0131

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed online learning, blended or hybrid provision as the ‘new normal’ in Higher Education. For most universities and their academic libraries, especially those with a less strong online presence, the pandemic has... Read More about Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy..

Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children. (2020)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K. 2022. Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children. Journal of research in innovative teaching and learning [online], 15(1), pages 64-82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jrit-06-2020-0031

Purpose – This paper examines children’s development of digital literacy, resilience and citizenship in the online environment, addressing active engagement, and participation via cartoon videos. Previous research has emphasised the positive role of... Read More about Maddie is online: an educational video cartoon series on digital literacy and resilience for children..

Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'. (2020)
Journal Article
OPPENHEIM, C. 2021. Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 53(1), pages 206-207. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000620970799

This is a book review by Charles Oppenheim of Richard Ovenden's book 'Burning the book: a history of knowldege under attack'. The book is the product of some detailed research (and Ovenden, in his lengthy list of acknowledgements, notes the help he... Read More about Richard Ovenden, 'Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack'..

Designing and owning the future. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A. and BREMNER, P.A.M. 2020. Designing and owning the future. Workshop presented at the 5th International enhancement conference of QAA Scotland: building resilient learning communities: using evidence to support student success, 3-5 November 2020, virtual conference.

The aim of this workshop was to help conference attendees use a couple of tools and techniques developed by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, which are intended to help students "pre-experience" their future and to foster students' career vision... Read More about Designing and owning the future..

Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages. (2020)
Journal Article
LAING, A. 2020. Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages. Publishing research quarterly [online], 36(4), pages 585-600. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-020-09759-5

This project explores the business practices and cultural place of independent bookshops in Scotland. The research examines the connections that independent bookshops have with their various stakeholders, and investigates the support and policy chang... Read More about Indies in Scotland: exploring the unique role of independent bookshops in Scotland’s towns and villages..

Crisis communications and COVID 19. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2020. Crisis communications and COVID 19. Presented at 2020 RGU Knowledge bites for business, 16 October 2020, [virtual conference]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/xs2h89js

With the pandemic entering a second wave across the globe, organisations of all shapes and sizes must ensure they can respond to complex stakeholder demands within a dynamic and uncertain business environment, where the risk of a corporate crisis is... Read More about Crisis communications and COVID 19..

The politicization of Mumsnet. (2020)
Book
PEDERSEN, S. 2020. The politicization of Mumsnet. Bingley: Emerald Publishing [online]. Available from: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/The-Politicization-of-Mumsnet/?K=9781839094712

This book investigates the growing politicization of Mumsnet and its use by politicians to influence middle-class women in the UK. The site's discussion topics go far beyond traditional 'mothering' subjects, and encompass politics, feminism and curre... Read More about The politicization of Mumsnet..

Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
CROSS, K. 2020. Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram. In Palomo-Lovinski, N. (ed.) Proceedings of 22nd International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI 2020): between individual and society: social justice through fashion paper and creative practice presentations, 24-27 March 2020, [virtual conference]. Kent, OH: Kent State University [online]. Available from: https://oaks.kent.edu/iffti2020/iffti-2020-between-individual-and-society-community/womenswear-well-being-warriors

In contemporary Western society, people are increasingly focused on well-being, with national well-being statistics reported by numerous developed economies. Wellness is now a consumer mindset, which has gone beyond a trend and become a lifestyle, de... Read More about Womenswear well-being warriors: a content analysis of female-targeted activewear brands on Instagram..

Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
DAVIDSON, A. and BREMNER, P. 2020. Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates. Presented at the Online festival of learning, teaching and student experience (LTSE 2020), 14-18 September 2020, virtual conference.

This presentation introduced attendees to the Museum of the Future methodology that allows students to design and experience the future. the presenters demonstrated how this experiential learning can help students deal with both the push of the prese... Read More about Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates..

Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. and MOULE, C. 2020. Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future. Presented at the 2020 International entrepreneurship educators conference (IEECOnline), 9-11 September 2020, virtual conference. Available from: https://ieec.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/103-Pauline-Bremner-Chris-Moule-no-video.pdf

Keeping students' skills sets work ready is a challenge for all universities within their degree programmes. Often skills are embedded in module descriptors, hard to identify and hard for students to relate to the outside world. At Robert Gordon Univ... Read More about Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future..

Gender and media representation: politics and the 'double bind'. (2020)
Book Chapter
MCKAY, F. 2020. Gender and media representation: politics and the 'double bind'. In Smith, A. (ed.) Gender equality in changing times: multidisciplinary reflections on struggles and progress. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 203-226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26570-0_10

In recent decades, more women have been elected into office, showing the gains which have been made as more take a seat at the political table. In 2008, women occupied 18.3% of parliamentary seats worldwide, growing to 24.3% in 2019 (IPU 2019). While... Read More about Gender and media representation: politics and the 'double bind'..

The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism. (2020)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. and MASSIE, S. 2020. The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism. Time and mind [online], 13(3), pages 227-244. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2020.1809862

Supernatural folktales have a long oral tradition in Scotland, embedded in local communities and the landscapes of the region. Recently, these folktales have been utilised by destinations as a form of place-making, and a driver for increasing tourist... Read More about The folklore-centric gaze: a relational approach to landscape, folklore and tourism..

Does education in library and information studies in the United Kingdom have a future? (2020)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and OPPENHEIM, C. 2020. Does education in library and information studies in the United Kingdom have a future? Education for information [online], 36(4), pages 411-440. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-200370

The last decade has seen a decline in the fortunes of the Library and Information Science (LIS) sector in the UK, both in professional practice and in higher education. This paper sets out to assess the health and wellbeing of LIS teaching and resear... Read More about Does education in library and information studies in the United Kingdom have a future?.

An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
LEITH, C. 2020. An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude. In Martí-Parreño, J., Gómez-Calvet, R. and Muñoz de Prat, J. (eds.) ICTR 2020: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on tourism research, 27-28 March 2020, Valencia, Spain. Reading: ACPI.

There is a continuing growth of solo tourism as a significant sector within the tourism industry. This growth reflects a general growth of solo lifestyle choices in areas such as housing, work, relationships and leisure pursuits. While reasons for th... Read More about An exploratory study of links between individuals' perceptions of solo tourism and their desires for social interaction and solitude..

Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
SWARTZ, S., BARBOSA, B., CRAWFORD, I. and LUCK, S. 2020. Professional learning through collaborative online international learning. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International conference on education and new learning technologies (EDULEARN20), 6-7 July 2020, [virtual conference]. Valencia: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) [online], pages 3564-3571. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2020.0997

Collaborative online international learning (COIL) presents relevant opportunities for innovation in the teaching-learning process. Global virtual teams (GVTs) activities provide a very broad set of advantages, including the development of soft skill... Read More about Professional learning through collaborative online international learning..

A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study] (2020)
Digital Artefact
MARTZOUKOU, K., MOULE, C. and BREMNER, P. 2020. A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study]. Held on SlideShare [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/a-wholeperson-education-students-innovating-and-reflecting-with-the-scottish-innovative-student-awards

This case study presents how the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) have been implemented at the School of Creative and Cultural Business within Robert Gordon University (RGU). RGU was the first... Read More about A "whole-person" education: students innovating and reflecting with the Scottish Innovative Student Awards. [Case study].

Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M. and DAVIDSON, A. 2020. Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards. Presented at Enhancing students' innovation and reflection skills: the SISA programme, 1 July 2020, webinar. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/enhancing-students-innovation-and-reflection-skills-the-sisa-programme

This webinar was organised by OneHE Mindsets. The presentation offered an overview of the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) programme, explaining what it involves and offering some key insights from its implementation with a number of courses... Read More about Students innovating and reflecting: Scottish Innovative Student Awards..

A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. (2020)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K., FULTON, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and LAVRANOS, C. 2020. A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation. Journal of documentation [online], 76(6), pages 1413-1458. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2020-0041

Purpose: An increasing amount of research and debate has emerged over the last few years, emphasising the need for developing digitally competent, literate, able, skilled, capable people within a constantly changing technological and online environme... Read More about A study of higher education students' self-perceived digital competences for learning and everyday life online participation..

Instagram versus reality: the design and use of self-curated photo elicitation in a study exploring the construction of Scottish identity amongst personal style influencers on Instagram. (2020)
Journal Article
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2021. Instagram versus reality: the design and use of self-curated photo elicitation in a study exploring the construction of Scottish identity amongst personal style influencers on Instagram. Qualitative research [online], 21(6), pages 865-889. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120934404

This paper evaluates the use of self-curated photo elicitation as a new method for exploring self-identity by reflecting on its design and use in a study of Scottish identity. The approach builds on the work of others in the fields of visual analysis... Read More about Instagram versus reality: the design and use of self-curated photo elicitation in a study exploring the construction of Scottish identity amongst personal style influencers on Instagram..