[This blog post is part of a series written for the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) to achieve accreditation as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. ] While the feedback from participants at the OER Board Game Jam workshops confirmed that participants were definitely enjoying the sessions, I wanted to try to measure whether … Continue reading PTAS research on the effectiveness of playfulness
[This blog post is part of a series written for the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) to achieve accreditation as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. ] Due to my activities around using games and playful engagements in workshops, training, and courses at the University, in 2017 I was approached by Melissa Highton, our … Continue reading Developing a playful strategy for ISG
[This blog post is part of a series written for the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) to achieve accreditation as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. ] One of my first projects with the Open Education service is also one that continues to grow in scope and impact. In 2016 I began working with … Continue reading Geosciences Outreach and Open Educational Resources
How Sara Haenzi, a neuroscience PhD student, tackled copyright in her academic paper when she realised the images she was using were under copyright.
As the active season of 23Things for Digital Knowledge starts up again, I've been thinking a lot about my own relationship with blogs and blogging as an activity. Writing a solitary diary or journal to my future self never felt truly satisfying. Even though I kept trying every few years, and always enjoyed going back … Continue reading On blogs and blogging
Having run many Board Game Jams over the past year, it was great to be able to bring the 1hr version to the OER17 conference in London. Appropriately for the conference theme, The Politics of Open, each of the games created in this session had a political aspect.
Last night 23 Things for Digital Knowledge was awarded the Credo Digital Literacy Award for LILAC 17. Not going to lie, I'm feeling pretty cool right now. I'm seriously excited to have won this award as it will really help with future projects. ALSO, I get to select a charity to receive £500. I've chosen … Continue reading LILAC Credo Digital Literacy Award
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read, blog, tweet, and take part in what has been a fantastic 23 Things experience. I honestly feel I've reaped a wealth of rewards over the course of running this programme, and have learned so much from the blogs and interactions with our fantastic participants. It's … Continue reading 23 Things & Winners
Last night I joined John Johnston on his Podcast/Radio programme EduTalk to chat with him about the 23 Things for Digital Knowledge programme I'm running at The University of Edinburgh. I've not been interviewed in a professional capacity in this way before so was a little nervous going in, but found the whole experience quite … Continue reading EduTalk Radio Interview
When I was asked to put together a 23 Things programme for The University of Edinburgh I couldn't have been more pleased. You see I'm a joiner, a participant, a signer-up of 'things', and particularly online learning.