Quite a lot of my job these days involves doing things to enable other people – securing funding for things, socialising ideas, helping people talk to each other. Other people seem to do a lot more of the fun stuff and I spend a lot … Continue reading Everything is awesome
I’ve got several half formed posts lurking on this topic and since they never seem to reach the light of day I’m going to just dash this one out now. I’m sure other smarter people than me have already thought about this and I am … Continue reading When does it stop being about us?
Trigger warning: This post contains heartfelt love for publically funded libraries and evidence of the wonderful things in their collections (maps, lots of maps), available to use under open licenses because they belong to all of us. If this upsets you don’t read on. Also … Continue reading I was a Southside gal
Answer (1): Barium (boom-boom!) Answer (2): Write their story on Wikipedia, especially if they were female.* One of the best bits of my job is working with Ewan McAndrew, our excellent Wikimedian in Residence. Our Ada Lovelace Day and Innovative Learning Week editathons back in … Continue reading What do you do with a dead chemist?
As part of our work on developing institutional Learning Analytics Policy I was pleased to be able to slip the following into our statement of principles and purposes. “Interactions with analytics as part of the University learning experience can help our students build ‘digital savviness’ … Continue reading “Digital Savviness”
My experience of MozFest has always been of an open and inclusive environment and a lot of that is down to the care and effort organisers take to set the tone of the event and what they expect from participants. In my experience it works … Continue reading Lightbulb moment
So this weekend I am at MozFest for the third year in a row. I debated whether to come this year – travelling to London isn’t my favourite thing, even though the venue at Ravensbourne is an excellent place to hold an event. However, I’m … Continue reading Friday night is science night – MozFest16
I’m continuing to do my 23 Things, and thing 3 is digital footprints. Whilst I’m pretty open about my life and the things that interest me I do try to put a little separation online between professional life and personal life. It’s not a hard … Continue reading Wipe your feet at the door
My excellent colleagues at the University of Edinburgh are running a 23 Things course kicking off this week with an introduction and a blogging task. Our tasks for the week are nice and simple. Thing 1 is to familiarise ourselves with the 23 Things website, … Continue reading Doing my Thing
One of my concerns about learning analytics has been the potential for ‘feeding the beast’ to become a goal in and of itself. Where you end up constraining the systems that can be used to teach in order to make sure that the analytics are … Continue reading A poor metaphor where I obliquely compare the VLE to a dinosaur