Leadership and teamwork go hand in hand. In this post I put together some thoughts on my approach to leadership based on my own leadership development and experience. Additionally I share a charter we recently developed as a team.Read More Leaderwork & Teamship
This post expands on some twitter conversations about the role of educational developer and learning technologists that was taking place on twitter. Here I discuss a model for digital support and development we are using at the University of Liverpool.Read More Digitally Supported Curriculum
The pandemic, for all of it’s awfulness, has perhaps offered up a sliver of sliver-lining in the sense that “digital” spaces have generally become more accepted as legitimate spaces for learning and teaching.Read More Four Spaces of the Apocalypse
Should students be required to switch their cameras on?Read More Lights. camera? Action.
On Thursday 12th March 2020 we held our usual weekly staff meeting/development session in the Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) at the University of Liverpool. The session was being delivered by Dr Anna Chen, who is our Chinese cultural specialist, and was an introduction to Chinese language, culture and customs (particularly useful for colleagues […]Read More Remote Working
This is the remote teaching guidance developed by colleagues in the Centre for Innovation in Education at the University of Liverpool, UK. I am posting it here for public access in the spirit of openness and sharing as it has been developed from guidance shared elsewhere from across the globe for which we are grateful. […]Read More Remote Teaching Guidance
The U.S. Marines apparently came up with the design principle “keep it simple, stupid” (KISS) hence the title of this post, and so having been reflecting on the complex nature of curriculum design (and a concern that this complexity might in fact negatively impact the quality of that curriculum) I set out to consider what curriculum development might look like if we simplified the process & expectations of it.Read More Kiss My CURRICULUM
Learning Technologists often have significant technological and pedagogical expertise, but to what extent does their role title affect the perception of others about what they do?Read More Do we still need Learning TECHNOLOGISTS?
Imagine a University that values curriculum design and learning & teaching so much that they give staff significant dedicated time to lead on and undertake this activity.Read More A Case for Teaching & Learning Sabbaticals.
When we ask teams to innovate and think differently about the way they might want to teach we end up in a chicken and egg situationRead More Chicken or Egg Curriculum Design