I’ve got a whole host of stuff to blog from MozFest (and Accessibility Scotland), and I’m sure I won’t get to all of it, but here’s an attempt at least! One of the best sessions I went to at MozFest was the Black Mirror Writers … Continue reading Black Mirror Writers Room – #MozFest 2019 session
Yeah, it’s another post on that hottest of topic – maintenance! I’m still waiting for my conference keynote… Over the last few weeks I’ve watched a familiar story play out in one of my teams and it’s worth capturing at high level because I think … Continue reading A quick and vexed thought about support costs
So yesterday and today the Twitter has been on fire about some work that was done over the summer by Emma Carroll, a recent graduate of Edinburgh and working with us as an Equate Scotland Careerwise intern. It culminated today in a really nice news … Continue reading Some witchy history and a very smart woman in data science
So, I wrote a blog post last year about building out a new WordPress blogging service at Edinburgh over the summer of 2018. That was a cool piece of work and we still get a thrill out of running it on a daily basis. This … Continue reading Subtitling: Or what we did over summer 2019
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Whilst what I witter onto the internets here is personal, in so far as it’s the insides of my head, I tend to shy away from really personal stuff as a matter of course. I’ve hinted via a few blog posts that the last year … Continue reading Pushing myself out of my comfort zone – part 1
I’m playing catch up on the blog – my Drafts is a scary place to look and a lot isn’t going to see the light of day. I’m also not going to be shackled to trying to get stuff done in any sort of chronological … Continue reading Some thoughts on Doing Data Right
I’m taking part in 2 sessions at ALT-C this year and whilst they might at first glance look totally different, they are in fact underpinned by the same critical thinking and ethical approaches that guide a lot of my (and our) work at Edinburgh. We … Continue reading ALT-C 2019: Ethical EdTech
Next week the Association for Learning Technology Conference is taking place over 3 days in Edinburgh, and I’m spending my Sunday evening thinking about and prepping for my sessions. It’s a big conference and I’m delighted that it’s in Edinburgh because, by being local, it … Continue reading ALT-C 2019: More sessions that you can shake a stick (of Edinburgh rock) at
I’m making some sort of half-baked effort to clear some posts out of my drafts folder. I’m resigned to the understanding that many will never see the light of day – their time has now passed – but this one is still relevant, and something … Continue reading Some thoughts on extending the LTI Plugin for WordPress
This is the submission that Jenny Scoles, myself and Timothy Drysdale drafted for the APT 2019 conference and which will be presented there on 1 July 2019. Opening up the black-box of educational technologies: a Non-Traditional Practical Work pathfinder Abstract Students studying STEM subjects are … Continue reading APT 2019 Submission
I was recently asked to write a few words to define my own open practice. That seems like the sort of thing I should do openly, so here goes… “I’ll be making the point that open education practice is highly variable and contextual and I … Continue reading What does my open practice look like?
I’ve written this piece to revisit some older thinking, but also to state my position as part of my contribution to a presentation at the APT conference on 01 July at UCL. My colleagues Jenny Scoles and Timothy Drysdale will be there to present. Since … Continue reading Why we need learning technology developers
Since I met Tim Drysdale last year we’ve spent some not-small amount of time talking about remote labs, and non-traditional practical work (NTPW) more generally (if you know Tim, you know he can *talk*). I’ve enjoyed the intellectual thrill that comes with learning about and … Continue reading Sustainability and non-traditional practical work
We’re very swiftly moving towards the end of a 3 year programme of work to implement Lecture Recording at the University of Edinburgh and are writing up all sorts of pieces to capture the activities and learnings. The first year of the programme in 2017/18 … Continue reading Looking back on another year of lecture recording
This post, or something like it, has been rattling around in my head and in my Drafts folder for the better part of 18 months now. Since I’ve been doing an amount of work around chatbots and conversational interfaces, and more is coming, I want … Continue reading Dreaming Nefertiti: Ancient queens and chatbots
I said I’d share some recommendations for plugins and themes for a friend who is setting up his own blog (there was *definitely* no alcohol or coercion involved in this decision making, just to be clear) and so it seems sensible to do that by … Continue reading Setting up my own WordPress site – what was I thinking?
The PressEd Twitter conference took place again yesterday, thanks once more to the tireless efforts of Pat Lockley and Natalie Lafferty. This year I flew solo and did the hard work myself. EGads! I had to make some gifs and everything and they were rubbish. … Continue reading Tweeting solo: #PressEdConf19
This week I’m delighted to be hosting the second Girl Geek Scotland workshop in our 2019 programme, this time on Effective CVs * “You don’t need to be actively job hunting to want to keep your CV accurate, up to date and good quality. You never … Continue reading Geeking out on inclusion
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how I like to work – my creative process for want of a less pretentious phrase. In considering a piece of solo work that I might undertake, and reflecting on the kick I get from working with my … Continue reading Fueling and deprivation