I’ve not blogged any substantial edtech musings in a long time, because it just hasn’t seemed like the moment and I’ve not had the energy. I’ve realised that although I’ve been riding the novelty of a new country and a new role, the grind has … Continue reading OpenETC reflections and minor miracles
Okay – I’ve been taking a short for-credit course from the UK Open University, and since it has a reflection task at the end of every week, I had some grand lofty plan that I’d cross post that here and perhaps expand on it a … Continue reading A quick thought on an icebreaker
I’m definitely overdue a number of blog posts about where the heck I am and what I’m doing these days. I’m in week 7 of a new role as Deputy Provost of Athabasca University and week 8 of living in a whole new country. My … Continue reading Re-reading Manifestos
So yesterday and today the Twitter has been on fire about some work that was done over the summer by Emma Carroll, a recent graduate of Edinburgh and working with us as an Equate Scotland Careerwise intern. It culminated today in a really nice news … Continue reading Some witchy history and a very smart woman in data science
I’ve written this piece to revisit some older thinking, but also to state my position as part of my contribution to a presentation at the APT conference on 01 July at UCL. My colleagues Jenny Scoles and Timothy Drysdale will be there to present. Since … Continue reading Why we need learning technology developers
This is the submission that Jenny Scoles, myself and Timothy Drysdale drafted for the APT 2019 conference and which will be presented there on 1 July 2019. Opening up the black-box of educational technologies: a Non-Traditional Practical Work pathfinder Abstract Students studying STEM subjects are … Continue reading APT 2019 Submission
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
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?