A few years ago I came across an approach to understanding oneself in a way which benefitted myself and others. The reason I am writing about it now is that it is still the single most useful analysis of who I am and what “makes me tick”.Read More Know thyself
Leadership and teamwork go hand in hand. In this post I put together some thoughts on my approach to leadership based on my own leadership development and experience. Additionally I share a charter we recently developed as a team.Read More Leaderwork & Teamship
This post expands on some twitter conversations about the role of educational developer and learning technologists that was taking place on twitter. Here I discuss a model for digital support and development we are using at the University of Liverpool.Read More Digitally Supported Curriculum
The pandemic, for all of it’s awfulness, has perhaps offered up a sliver of sliver-lining in the sense that “digital” spaces have generally become more accepted as legitimate spaces for learning and teaching.Read More Four Spaces of the Apocalypse
Should students be required to switch their cameras on?Read More Lights. camera? Action.
On Thursday 12th March 2020 we held our usual weekly staff meeting/development session in the Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) at the University of Liverpool. The session was being delivered by Dr Anna Chen, who is our Chinese cultural specialist, and was an introduction to Chinese language, culture and customs (particularly useful for colleagues […]Read More Remote Working
Learning Technologists often have significant technological and pedagogical expertise, but to what extent does their role title affect the perception of others about what they do?Read More Do we still need Learning TECHNOLOGISTS?
Imagine a University that values curriculum design and learning & teaching so much that they give staff significant dedicated time to lead on and undertake this activity.Read More A Case for Teaching & Learning Sabbaticals.
When we ask teams to innovate and think differently about the way they might want to teach we end up in a chicken and egg situationRead More Chicken or Egg Curriculum Design
Strategies, action plans, guidelines, polices and frameworks are pervasive in H.E. Often the lines between them are blurred.Read More Blurred Lines