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It’s the people who are key

I’ve been a little quiet on here recently, in part, as this year has been very much of a groundhog one. It feels that I’m doing the same thing, over and over – not always getting very far. [Though stepping back, we’ve come a long way] Several of the posts I’ve read in the last…

A wee while since the last post …

At the start of lockdown, other than the fact I hadn’t really thought I’d still be working from home (and now planning a garden room to help me feel like I was “going” to work – the Guardian had some other handy suggestions last weekend, too) – I re-started to blog. It worked well for…

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…

Another week over …

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a fair bit of investigation into the ABC model for learning design, something I mentioned last week. We ran 3 workshops last week, trying to get to grips with adapting a face to face activity to an online scenario. This week, the decision…

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…

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…