Month: May 2020

It’s the end of Semester – but not as we know it!

Exams are over, students would have been leaving Dundee, had the year not changed so dramatically in March. I didn’t post last week – I think that ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) article  “the dreaded third quarter of lockdown” rang very true for me, in particular You’ve hidden the notifications from a recently downloaded exercise app…

A lockdown Birthday.

I guess it was going to be inevitable, a May birthday was unlikely to be outside lockdown. As it was, I got to experiment with yet another video conferencing tool to meet up with friends & family in the evening. After many Collaborate, Teams and a few Zoom meetings, I decided to try Google Meet,…

Live hand drawn content – Collaborate

Having demonstrated using a 2nd login with teams to share hand drawn content, I started to investigate how to do it in Collaborate. From a teaching point of view, Collaborate has a lot of useful classroom type features (it was, after all, designed for them!) You’ve got a whiteboard, breakout rooms, hands up, students can set a status,…

The defining event of my lifetime …

Over the years, had you asked me what I’d expect defining events of my lifetime to be, I suspect the list would have gone something like Falklands War Miners Strike Berlin wall falling Year 2000 Brexit Covid-19 Right now, that feels as if Covid will be the defining event of my life – it’s certainly…