Blogging IT and EDucation

Representing feelings

This has been a busy week, as we had a full morning of planning the next few months and further ahead for where the team is going. Like so many other Educational Technology teams, its very much full of plans we’d have probably had anyway; just not all at the same time, nor with the…

5 years …

… ago I joined Dundee University. (5 years & 5 days if you’re being particularly picky) Like all of us, I’d never anticipated this last year; though like many others I’ve spoken to, as an Educational Technologist, we’ve had to introduce new approaches, tools and ways of working that we wanted to – just not…

ALT Summer Summit – Day 1: Online

I’ve not been to ALT for a few years now, and had hoped to go (hopefully en-route to Australia) this year in London. 2020 has been the weirdest year ever, so I’m neither in London, nor heading to Australia. It’s an online conference. Unlike some other online conferences that I’ve tried to join, this is…

A busy few weeks

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently – obviously, not as quiet as I was pre-lockdown when I was averaging 1 post a year for the past 4 years or so, but quiet compared to previous weeks.  In part, that was due to a huge push to get staff support material out, in…

CTIL on a Desert Island

In our team, CTIL, we’ve been doing a “Daily Challenge” – they’ve varied, but the one we’ve just done has engaged the whole team for nearly a fortnight; we did our own desert island discs, (a track each a day). For me, and for others, it’s been a chance to revisit old favourites – and…

A new look!

I’ve had the same theme on my blog for quite some time now. I mentioned last week that, having tested CampusPress’s Accessibility plugin, I realised I needed to change some of the font colouring, so it seemed a good time, rather than updating just the colour to start over.  I’ve gone for CampusPress’s Flex –…

Carts and horses

In light of all the discussions we’ve had in the team recently about the dangers of technology starting to drive learning, rather than the other way round, Natalie shared a paper with us examing issues of carts and horses (Sankey 2020). It’s a very readable paper, and has lots of things that are very relevant…