Not all innovation is created equal

A few things lately have got me thinking, once again, about what innovation means, particularly in the area of online learning. The Covid crisis has brought a lot of this to the fore, for example the list below are just two things which have been day-to-day activities for me (and many others) for over a… Continue reading Not all innovation is created equal

Why I ticked the “share with network” button on my new LinkedIn job

2020 has been pretty tough so far on many people – I have been very lucky. Therefore, I was hesitant about alerting my LinkedIn colleagues on my new role – would it be bragging in the current economic and political climate? I decided that actually sharing some good news, something I have been working on… Continue reading Why I ticked the “share with network” button on my new LinkedIn job

8 years on, reflecting on my MSc dissertation: what we mean by instructional design

As part of my job hunt (new role starts soon!) I have been going back through various old notes, resources, etc. This is, in part, as the role will see me making use of knowledge and skills that I have not used for a couple of years or more so I have been giving myself… Continue reading 8 years on, reflecting on my MSc dissertation: what we mean by instructional design

Panic in the disco(urse)

The Higher Education (HE) world and the associated academic discourse would appear to be in a state of panic right now – at least in the British and American HE sectors. We have open rebellion at Durham against online learning and┬áCOVID-19 gutting finances whilst (going by job boards, LinkedIn, etc) an apparent rush to hire… Continue reading Panic in the disco(urse)