Thinking aloud: MS Teams, Domain of One’s Own and EdTech

Back in 08 Myself, Cormier and Stiles asked a question about virtual learning environments (VLEs). Extinction or Evolution? Some might have seen the question as a tautology, certainly at the time of writing we anticipated that the VLE of 10 years later would have evolved and changed and look very different, but have the same…

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They Have a Fight, Triangle Wins

(this blogpost co-authored by Lawrie Phipps Donna Lanclos) (this post originally appeared on Donna’s website – but yanno – #interwebs!) The last time that Lawrie Phipps and I ran a digital mapping session at the Jisc digital leadership course, early in 2018, we had just finished answering all of the questions we usually fielded once…

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Toward digital praxis: just thinking out loud

Introduction First of all this is just open thinking – I am looking for feedback. I started thinking in this direction when I started working with Donna Lanclos back in 2014. We co-authored a blog post where Donna wrote: In a post-digital academy, where presence may be seen as having value, understanding how an online…

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Beyond Metaphor: New Iterations of #JiscDigLead

Workshop

co-authored by Donna Lanclos,  James Clay, and Chris Thomson It’s been three years since we ran the the first Jisc Digital Leaders Programme. During the programme we have have emphasised the need for leaders in education to model the behavioural change that they wish to see in digital. “Be more digital”, “Write a digital strategy”,…

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Getting started with digital – some thinking aloud

An academic recently approached me and said: “I have been doing things this way for a long time – I want to do some digital stuff, I am on Twitter, I use Facebook I have good skills in Office and Google, but how do get started with changing my teaching?” It got me thinking. We…

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Of fiendish patches, and absent developers. An update to the previous post.

Last week I wrote a short story “Next Gen DLEs and Coach C on 15:11 from Cheltenham”. It recounted my struggles with the Crosscountry Trains on-board booking system, and  documented a series of failures and usability errors, both online and face-to-face. When I tweeted it, and cc’d @crosscountryUK for comment – they did kindly get…

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