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

#creativeHE, ALT

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

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, ALT, Being visible, Disability, Discrimination

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

#creativeHE, ALT, Conferences, HigherEd, OER, Projects

Contributing to OER22 serendipity – true stories series by CogDog

When I contributed to the OER22 blog series, Alan Levine invited me to join his true stories series. (https://stories.cogdogblog.com/category/collections/oer22/ and https://stories.cogdogblog.com/category/serendipity/) So here is my recorded contribution to his little project and the story behind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvodr2ejjMg My current open project is an idea that came all from the serendipity of an email from a mailing… Continue reading Contributing to OER22 serendipity – true stories series by CogDog

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

During my recent ALT Winter 2021 presentation on "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology", I had created a Padlet space for some interactive exercises and reflections around the understanding of the recruitment and development and anti-racism. While preparing the slides, I have… Continue reading Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

Presentation entitled "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology" The presentation is planned to be delivered in two parts: (1) the importance of intersectionality to be presented by Dr Monica Chavez and (2) the recruitment part for me. From the conference abstract submitted,… Continue reading Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation

This post is written based on my observations during my presentation entitled "When learning technologists tackle sectorial racism via recruitment and staff development". The presentation itself was centred around the Action Learning Sets (ALS), organised by the Recruitment & Staff Development (RSD) subgroup of the Antiracism & Learning Technology group (A&R LT). The focus was on… Continue reading Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Research

Becoming an antiracist researcher – an analysis of sphere of influence

In my recent ALT 2021 presentation on "How do I become an anti-racist researcher", my cross-institutional colleagues and I approached racism from a different angle. My colleagues presented as I had back-to-back sessions on anti-racism: "When learning technologists tackle sectorial racism via recruitment and staff development" - see post "The fear of talking about racism". This… Continue reading Becoming an antiracist researcher – an analysis of sphere of influence

ALT, OER

My OERxDomains21 committee member experience – to be repeated

To say that I enjoyed the OERxDomains21 committee experience would be underrated. Despite the pandemic, I had felt the energy that I often had when chairing in-person conferences myself. Why? Because Discord brought some fresh air from Zoom, BlackBoard Collaborate, and the likes that I have been using so far during the pandemic. That I… Continue reading My OERxDomains21 committee member experience – to be repeated