Learning from students and staff during the pandemic: A talk for #ESLTIS21

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The #ESLTIS21 (Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship) conference took place on 10th September, I was privileged to be invited to speak about some of the research that I have done during the Pandemic. I also want to give a shout out to colleagues who I’ve worked with on that research including Donna Lanclos, Jasmine…

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What does the premium on “presence” actually cost?

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Joe Biden’s recent pronouncement on “broadband is infrastructure” amplifies the message that our lives are connected in significant ways in digital systems. And, in a report, the United Nations Human Rights Council said: Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and…

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Reflections Week Six: leaning into, and on, the network

This week has been really busy, mostly doing research around academic behaviours during the crisis. We’re learning really important stuff and we hope to be able to share early findings  soon and publish later in the year. And this is a short reflection, prompted by the conversations with academics, and my own engagement with people.…

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