A Winter’s Tale – from PhD to post-doc

The first few months of my post-doc new job as a Research Associate have taken place in the depths of winter: a time associated with hibernation and waiting for better things. However, rather than being dull, for me this cold … Read More »

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Heaven Sent/Hell Bent – new managers, existing staff and the issues in higher education

This third and final blog post in my trilogy of posts, the first being Institutional Signature Pedagogy — Like Avocado on Toast? and the second, Things to consider before you go on the distance learning road. The title is inspired … Read More »

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Things to consider before you go on the distance learning road

In the second of my third post trilogy on higher education strategy, I explore distance learning. I have heard this past term many colleagues and ex-colleagues mention distance learning. Questions arise such as ‘are you doing distance learning at your … Read More »

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Institutional Signature Pedagogy – Like Avocado on Toast?

This post is inspired by the work of the University of York, in particular, the idea of a ‘York Pedagogy’ and a comment from Chef Jamie Oliver I read in a paper a while back saying you don’t need a … Read More »

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The beautiful game, by the greatest artists in Europe presented by the past masters

‘The beautiful game, by the greatest artists in Europe, presented by the past masters”. This was the BBC’s Euro 2004 tagline, as I started work as an Assistant e-Learning Technologist on 21st June 2004 as a work placement student. I … Read More »

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It’s down to YOU – creating your own professional development!

  The web is a awash with many great resources and a lot of educators from all stages of education are realising that they can learn as much, if not more from their personal learning network (PLN) as they can … Read More »

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What is a Learning Technologist?

In my first blog post, I thought I would explore the role of a Learning Technologist, what is was, what it is and what I think it will be. I think it is sometimes very misunderstood or not defined. With … Read More »

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Linking teaching and research – a Nexus

This week I attended the first 2011 HEA Wales Researcher-Teacher Nexus Action Set.  I joined this group the middle of last year, and as Trinity Saint David instigated the development of an undergraduate research journal (pilot for this year).  The … Read More »

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Building a Learning and Teaching Strategy

It has been a busy couple of weeks.  The year started with an institutional learning and teaching day to focus the development of the learning and teaching strategy required by HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) later this summer.  … Read More »

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