Mirror, mirror: A free ALT-C Winter Conference Session.

“People in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All have eye masks, but few have the gift of perception, this is especially true when we look into a mirror” When we work in digital spaces, especially open digital spaces, we assume an identity. Some people have carefully curated, distinct and separate identities depending…

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Something submitted, to something different — #disrupticon

In September a call for submissions appeared on the SEDA list that was a little different. To quote Kieran Fenby-Hulse The Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development will be holding a one day Conference happening on Friday 19th January 2018. Our Call for Something is currently open and closes on 12th November.…

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.*

It’s been over a month of events and workshops. I’m trying to reflect on all of the things that have happened; delivering a course in Manchester the morning after the tragic event of 22nd May, talking about Rhubarb as a metaphor for digital strategy in Southampton and about Digital Leadership in an age of supercomplexity…

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Connectivism and the tyranny of print

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Second Reflections [caption id="attachment_8246" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Welcome address at Digital Pedagogy Lab : UPEI[/caption] The recent pedagogy lab on Prince Edward Island was split into two tracks, Digital Literacies and Networks. My experience was mostly with the network track, focusing on the nature of digital networks and…

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Leading Change in Libraries: A keynote for UXLibs 2

We all have experience of change initiatives at one level or another. After being involved in more than 200 change projects across the higher education sector, and working with senior staff at more than 60 universities, this keynote was trying to communicate some general principles around leading change. A lot of people helped me in…

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