The role of digital content curation in a busy life.

Who has a busy life? I know I do. In fact, almost everyone I know does. Juggling family, work, study, all the household chores and trying to squeeze in a life as well – this seems to describe everyone in 2017. As a PhD student and educator, I spend a lot of time online – researching, reading articles, connecting with others on Twitter and (yes, I admit it!) admiring pretty pictures of yummy food on Pinterest. One thing that happens to me all the time is that I only find the best article, the most interesting infographic or the yummiest...

Don’t believe everything you hear…

The horrific events in Manchester that occurred yesterday has brought to mind the importance of critical literacy in an age where news is communicated as it happens via social media outlets such as Twitter. I was at home reading when I noticed that someone had re-tweeted a video, claiming that there had been an ‘incident’ at a concert in Manchester. It was literally only a few minutes after what we now know to be a suicide attack had happened. It was 10.30pm over there, about mid-morning here in Australia, and videos that people had taken on their phones as the...