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 |2020-10-12T14:02:26+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 |2020-07-12T16:26:48+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 |2020-04-26T11:28:06+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 |2019-06-22T09:29:08+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 |2017-08-30T10:53:16+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

Heaven Sent/Hell Bent – new managers, existing staff and the issues in higher education

This third and final blog post in my trilogy of posts, the first being Institutional Signature Pedagogy — Like Avocado on Toast? and the second, Things to consider before you go on the distance learning road. The title is inspired from the Doctor Who Episodes of the same title, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, from [...]

By |2017-08-13T18:59:19+00:00February 27th, 2017|Education|Comments Off on Heaven Sent/Hell Bent – new managers, existing staff and the issues in higher education

Things to consider before you go on the distance learning road

In the second of my third post trilogy on higher education strategy, I explore distance learning. I have heard this past term many colleagues and ex-colleagues mention distance learning. Questions arise such as ‘are you doing distance learning at your institution?’. I believe institutions need to look at their core values, mission statement etc before [...]

By |2017-02-21T08:56:29+00:00February 20th, 2017|Education|0 Comments
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