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Programme Leadership in Higher Education: Three Key Contradictions

A guest blog post for #HEBlogswap by Dr Emma Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in HE Learning and Teaching, University of Greenwich After a few years of programme leader experience, about 18 months ago I graduated to leading a large programme, and am finally gaining the space to reflect on the experience. Inspired by Aitken and [...]

By |2022-10-30T13:10:51+00:00September 12th, 2022|Education, Guest|0 Comments

Teacher as host: four things I learned about pedagogy from The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

A guest blog post for #HEBlogswap by Dr Emma Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in HE Learning and Teaching, University of Greenwich I bought Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering because I was attracted by the subtitle: ‘how we meet and why it matters’. As university teaching, as well as other activities, increasingly returns to an in-person [...]

By |2022-04-12T13:46:06+00:00October 12th, 2021|Education|0 Comments

Now you see me: are ‘webcams-on’ policies ever justified?

A guest blog post for #HEblogswap by Dr Emma Kennedy, Lecturer in HE Learning & Teaching at University of Greenwich | @EmmaKDev  Is it ever okay to compel students to turn on their webcam? It’s a question many have asked, and answered, and many great arguments have already been made (here’s one by Rebecca Barrett-Fox). [...]

By |2022-04-12T13:46:30+00:00October 14th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Rhetoric and Reality of Higher Education

This blog post is a reflection of two events I went to at the end of October at Keele University and at the UK Council of Graduate Education, both where I presented and spoke to some brilliant people, but it made me think of the well known English phrase ‘rhetoric and reality’. To put [...]

By |2022-04-15T13:03:38+00:00November 11th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Rhetoric and Reality of Higher Education

Summertime…‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌learnin’‌ ‌is(n’t)‌ ‌easy‌

A guest blog post for #HEblogswap by Dr Emma Kennedy, Lecturer in HE Learning & Teaching at University of Greenwich | @EmmaKDev  As some reading this may know, I’m coming to the end of four years working at Queen Mary, University of London (leaving to take up a position at the University of Greenwich). This [...]

By |2022-04-12T13:46:55+00:00September 11th, 2019|Education, Guest|Comments Off on Summertime…‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌learnin’‌ ‌is(n’t)‌ ‌easy‌

Education is a marathon not a sprint

"Education is a marathon and not a sprint" This is what an ex-line manager in Secondary School said to me when I was a new teacher. Find out at the end of the post to see what else he said about a career in education. As always, there's such wisdom in an experienced educator and [...]

By |2022-04-15T13:02:17+00:00June 21st, 2019|Education|0 Comments

Publishing in Technology Enhanced Learning – Why, Where and When

This brief post on where someone should publish in Technology Enhanced Learning has been prompted by an ex-colleague asking me for some advice. So I thought a public post on this and why you would or would not want to publish in Technology Enhanced Learning, if you are about to undertake a project or have [...]

By |2019-05-31T15:21:55+00:00May 31st, 2019|Education|0 Comments

10 life lessons from a galaxy far far away

This Christmas, I had a break from the Sphere of Twitter and visited a long held item on my wish list to watch the Star Wars films, having never seen a frame of them. This short post, takes some of the lessons that Yoda (the green Jedi Master alien) says to others in the films. As Higher [...]

By |2019-04-07T08:58:24+00:00January 1st, 2018|Education|Comments Off on 10 life lessons from a galaxy far far away

#HEblogswap – Find a blog partner, write for each other’s blog and post – 13th September

Last year, Dr Emma Kennedy from QMUL (an Educational Developer) and I swapped a blog post on City, University of London's Learning at City and the QMUL ADEPT blogs . We are planning to do the same this year on 13th September. #HEblogswap - 13th September. Use this image to tweet the message below. [...]

By |2022-04-15T13:04:44+00:00August 30th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

PowerPoint Karaoke and the Science of Presentation

A few weeks ago via a mailing list I came across PowerPoint Karaoke. A website that explains the rule of this new phenomenon called 'PowerPoint Karaoke'. The rules are as follows (taken from the website): The presenter cannot see the slides before presenting. The presenter delivers each slide in succession without skipping slides or going [...]

By |2017-04-01T21:05:09+00:00April 1st, 2017|Education|0 Comments
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