Celebrating Small Steps in HE, HigherEd

Reflections on celebrating small steps in HE video series

It has been an eventful year for me, both professionally and in my private life. Although I had aimed to complete ten videos, I only managed to release five, while three are still in edits. The Celebrating small steps in HE video series had been so far a very illuminating project for me. I got to… Continue reading Reflections on celebrating small steps in HE video series

ALT, Antiracism, Digital Education, HigherEd

Notes from ARLT SIG 3rd Nov meeting – Anti-racist Approaches in Technology with Liza Layne

Following the Black History month meeting and what this means for Learning Technologists (https://bit.ly/3U0JGPx), the ARLT SIG community met in November for something closer to the day-to-day job: anti-racist approaches in technology. I provide in this blog post a short summary of the session supplemented with some examples, along with a summary of the Q&A… Continue reading Notes from ARLT SIG 3rd Nov meeting – Anti-racist Approaches in Technology with Liza Layne

Disability, Good practices, Inclusivity

Being inclusive in climate activism – My Greenpeace externship as Strategy Analyst

My passion to create a sustainable environment by being an agent of transformation and increase my experience in the field of climate change made me seek international experience for upskilling. Thus, started my externship journey with Greenpeace USA(https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/). In this blog I provide a short summary of how to apply for the externship, and also… Continue reading Being inclusive in climate activism – My Greenpeace externship as Strategy Analyst

ALT, Antiracism, Digital Education, HigherEd

Notes from ARLT SIG 20th Oct meeting – Black History Month and what it means for Learning Technologists

On 20th October, members of the Antiracism & Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (ARLT SIG) (https://bit.ly/3zqImwT) community met for the first event of the academic year 2022-23. The meeting was themed around "Black History Month" (BHM) in the UK, and most particularly: What BHM means for Learning Technologists (LTs) in the UK? How LTs can… Continue reading Notes from ARLT SIG 20th Oct meeting – Black History Month and what it means for Learning Technologists

Antiracism, Being visible, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Leadership, Mentoring, Projects

Antiracism & Inclusion Virtual Coffee Ideas Room

Welcome to my new initiative - ideas room with a coffee in your hand! Virtual Coffee Ideas Room - image with a laptop, phone, diary, coffee and chocolate For the past few years, I have found myself restrained by institutional policies which limit a free and safe space for People of Colour to speak of… Continue reading Antiracism & Inclusion Virtual Coffee Ideas Room

#creativeHE, ALT, Digital Education, HigherEd

Exploring #HEBlogSwap. A Bridge over Digital Water

(Vasant, 2022) Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan, an independent higher education researcher Lisa Mustoe, Learning Technologist at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) and Pip McDonald, Senior Learning Technology Project Officer Royal Agricultural University (RAU) took part in #HEBlogSwap 2022. (Presenter Media Inc, 2021) What is #HEBlogSwap is an opportunity created by Santanu Vasant and Emma Kennedy. Participants… Continue reading Exploring #HEBlogSwap. A Bridge over Digital Water

#creativeHE, Accessibility, ALT, Being visible, Disability, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Poems

Recording of my #atlc22 Open Mic

An event organised as part of the #altc22 socials by PipMcDonald. I am really grateful for the opportunity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBDJqKa_l8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBDJqKa_l8

ALT, Conferences, HigherEd

Skip your sleep, it is 23:59 – an ALT 2022 presentation follow up

"Skip your sleep, it is 23:59", this is the presentation my collaborator, Dr Jim Turner, and I presented at the recent #altc22. This is a rather big and uncomfortable topic, as we are so used to following the status quo set eons ago, mostly by staff who are long retired and/or who do not understand… Continue reading Skip your sleep, it is 23:59 – an ALT 2022 presentation follow up

#creativeHE, Accessibility, ALT, Being visible, Disability, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Poems

YOU are forgetting me! Open Mic

This is a poem of mine that I am reading for the first-ever #altc22 open mic event today. I hope this blog and poem will inspire attendees to the #altc22 conference to look into diversity and beg us all to question the status quo. For reference, please visit my blog post on 'Changing Changing mindsets… Continue reading YOU are forgetting me! Open Mic

ALT, Conferences, HigherEd

ARLT SIG – ALTc 2022 pre-conference session – my notes

Thought of writing some notes on my blog space about the presentation, as it was not recorded. So this blog covers the Q&A and has some more information from me. Slides available here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vKPXFSremrIoYJoF-DosXgNds7KQvIj9CSJ8kZXJI8Y/edit?usp=sharing Q1 from attendee - Just out of interest, what is the line-up of the committee, I am a little confused, like… Continue reading ARLT SIG – ALTc 2022 pre-conference session – my notes

Higher Education, Mentoring

Raymond Origbo – Climate Activist from Africa

I am Raymond Origbo, a Forestry and Wood Technology student at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. I am a nature and a climate change activist, environmental educator/ scientist, researcher, and my interest stemmed from my desire to conserve nature, help restore the landscape, create a sustainable environment and to mitigate climate change. I… Continue reading Raymond Origbo – Climate Activist from Africa