I was recently asked to write a few words to define my own open practice. That seems like the sort of thing I should do openly, so here goes… “I’ll be making the point that open education practice is highly variable and contextual and I … Continue reading What does my open practice look like?
Since I met Tim Drysdale last year we’ve spent some not-small amount of time talking about remote labs, and non-traditional practical work (NTPW) more generally (if you know Tim, you know he can *talk*). I’ve enjoyed the intellectual thrill that comes with learning about and … Continue reading Sustainability and non-traditional practical work
We’re very swiftly moving towards the end of a 3 year programme of work to implement Lecture Recording at the University of Edinburgh and are writing up all sorts of pieces to capture the activities and learnings. The first year of the programme in 2017/18 … Continue reading Looking back on another year of lecture recording
This post, or something like it, has been rattling around in my head and in my Drafts folder for the better part of 18 months now. Since I’ve been doing an amount of work around chatbots and conversational interfaces, and more is coming, I want … Continue reading Dreaming Nefertiti: Ancient queens and chatbots
I said I’d share some recommendations for plugins and themes for a friend who is setting up his own blog (there was *definitely* no alcohol or coercion involved in this decision making, just to be clear) and so it seems sensible to do that by … Continue reading Setting up my own WordPress site – what was I thinking?
The PressEd Twitter conference took place again yesterday, thanks once more to the tireless efforts of Pat Lockley and Natalie Lafferty. This year I flew solo and did the hard work myself. EGads! I had to make some gifs and everything and they were rubbish. … Continue reading Tweeting solo: #PressEdConf19
“I have always argued that we can’t live by or be made to exist outside of mythology, and that every group and nation has, possibly unacknowledged to themselves, some myths by which they live. It remains important to revisit them, understand them and possibly retell … Continue reading Some myths by which we live
A chance meetup with a colleague, friend, mentor today led to a short conversation with him and another colleague about data, surveillance and caring for our students, and some follow-on thoughts which I’m scribbling here for posterity and future thinking. I made my brain squeak. … Continue reading Benign Surveillance – some rough notes
As part of my work as a Board member of the Apereo Foundation, we’ve been working on new content to more clearly make the case for adopting open source, particularly in education. Alongside that we’ve been working on developing open source health measures that will … Continue reading How to Procure Open Source
This post captures a back and forth text conversation that Tannis Morgan and I had about an idea that piqued her interest from my NGDLE rant in 2017. I really enjoyed the way we worked this up between us. I wrote a lot of it … Continue reading Pop Up Ed Tech, Trust, and Ephemerality