Thanks to a blog post yesterday by George Veletsianos I was alerted to a recent talk Neil Selwyn gave to my friends at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at Edinburgh, titled “Studying digital education in a times of climate crisis: what can we … Continue reading Edtech is killing us: Random notes on a Neil Selwyn talk about edtech and climate crisis
I’ve collapsed. Mentally a bit, but more so physically. After many months of work stress, family grief, and poor health I’ve hit a wall. Thanks to a wicked combination of oestrogen and anemia I’ve piled on weight and am currently swollen up like a balloon … Continue reading Hitting the wall and maybe working out how to get back up again
A tweet by Brian Lamb today reminded me of a blog post that’s been gestating for a while and that I really ought to try get out of my head, if only for my own sanity. Trigger Warning: It might be about digital transformation, which … Continue reading Digital transformation and why it can’t be done without learning technologists
Each year I try (try being the operative word) to engage with some digital detox campaigns that colleagues in other Unis run. This year’s campaign from the fabulous folks at Middlebury College in Vermont is focused on technology and the environment and I’m diving in. … Continue reading Detoxing (again)
I was invited to record some remarks for the opening of our graduate student research conference and it was my pleasure to share a little poem about a chicken that I enjoy.
Wow. Okay. I’ve really not been writing very much of late. a whopping 18 posts in 2020, and erm, 3 so far for 2021 as we head towards the end of July. It’s not that I haven’t been busy, or got stuff to write about. … Continue reading What else has been going on?
Last week we held our first Office of the Deputy Provost all day retreat. My office contains the Office of the Registrar, Learner Support Services, and the Centre for Learning Accreditation (at the moment, it will expand, more on that another time). We had games, … Continue reading Not retreating
https://twitter.com/ammienoot/status/1244104824850800640 It’s been nearly a year since myself, Maren and Tannis started broadcasting together on #ds106radio. Radio adventures started out for me with listening to birdsong as Jim Groom broadcast his days in Italy. The contrast with the depths of a prairie winter, and the … Continue reading #ds106radio is just like heaven
I haven’t written a lot about my new role and just what exactly I’ve been getting up to over the last year, mostly because it has seemed so trivial compared to all of us trying to get through this bloody pandemic. However, it’s been over … Continue reading Care is a sustainability practice
I’ve seen a number of news articles over the last few weeks about the start of term in various Universities. Many of them share a common theme – IT services suffering under load on the first day of teaching. They also share the same sorts … Continue reading I do not like this new normal (please be nice to others)