The Digital Academic

This is my online place for sharing thoughts and ideas around learning, teaching and research in UK higher education. I’m a digital education developer and my role is supporting staff to use technology within their own teaching alongside the development of digital capabilities for everyone who teaches and supports learning. The blog is primarily work- related but other topics can slip in, like travel, fossils, my allotment and poetry. I also have pages for promoting digital inclusion and for reflections on the progress of my PhD which is about technology enhanced learning and creating support for academics to shift from face-to-face to online practice through immersive and experiential online engagement.

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Posts by The Digital Academic

this week’s post is bought to you by digital procrastination

Procrastination is something I’m good at. Very good. I wander through the world wide web like it’s my second home – or maybe even my […]

on a scholarly approach to teaching enhancement

I’ve meant from the start to write a post about the blog title. Why Digital Academic? Why not Digital Shifts or TEL Tells or.so on… […]

the language matters of digital pedagogy and learning wheels

I’ve said it before… ……….will say it again…              …….language matters! Neil Postman – not from the prescient Amusing Ourselves […]

this summer it has to happen

Now is the summer of our research made glorious by missed deadlines and our failed attempts to keep aside the time required so clouds have […]

brick walls crack but don’t fall

What’s a digital shift? It’s like getting through a brick wall. Brick walls are not made to be broken… At last weeks Annual Research Students […]

#lthechat to hybridity, a journey of 800 words

This week’s #lthechat (no 87- what will 100 be?) was about CPD or, to be more precise,  Professional Development Challenges in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and led […]

Hull City of Culture and the digital shift

2017 is Hull City of Culture. In 2003 we were trashed as the top Crap Town   What does culture mean? Let’s take a look because language […]

hatching the golden technology egg

I’ve been reviewed and restructured. Again. It’ happens a lot. This time I’ve been shifted from technology to academic practice. Sounds good. Our new role […]

weed and write this bank holiday weekend

Am all Ph-Deed out and the allotment is a mess. The photo above is my floor at home. Is it familiar? Does anyone else have […]

inclusion/exclusion issues with chairs #itandlexcellence Part One

Chairs on wheels meet solid floor. Blessing or nightmare? Easy to move, don’t need lifting, don’t scrape or grate when dragged BUT …can be difficult […]

Inclusive T and L conference Part Two #itandlexcellence

Many of the issues were simply good practice and would help all students and not just students with specific access requirements Part One inclusion/exclusion issues […]

me and mendelay are mates

How much is too much? Or not enough? Overload warning – drowning not waving – data data everywhere. Explode. Head. Ready. Weekends and bank holidays are for […]

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