What is Creative Commons, and why use it?

In the digital media units I teach at Deakin University, my unit chair Dr Adam Brown mandates the use of either self-created media or Creative Commons media in the content our students create. Before I started teaching in these subjects, I, like many of my students, didn't really think critically, ethically, or creatively about where I... Continue Reading →


In the classroom: Selfies, empowerment, and feminism.

In a second year media unit I was teaching at Deakin University in 2016 one of our weekly topics was on "Celebrity, Performativity, and the Age of the Selfie". What an awesome topic right? (Thanks Adam Brown). While some readers may consider this to be an odd thing to do in a university class, it's all tied in to... Continue Reading →

Veganism 101

My vegan beliefs are the number one thing I am most regularly challenged on (feminism comes in at a close second). I am an ethical vegan and it is something I believe in strongly. To be a vegan is to avoid consuming or purchasing anything that comes from an animal. Simply put, I do not believe... Continue Reading →

To google, or not to google?

In the first four weeks of units I teach on Digital Media at Deakin University we ask students to consider their online presence, persona, and current participation in the online space. Given contemporary society's total emergence in digital culture these kind of concerns are vital, in both a personal and professional sense. I believe these discussions are applicable to not... Continue Reading →

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