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

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

Conferences, Good practices, HigherEd

Reflections & contributions CIE Islands of Innovation 2022

It has been my first Islands of Innovation participation and I got assigned to Group 18, with Island Guide Tunde Varga Atkins. I include in this blog my contributions to the event and share further reflections that participants might find useful. Committment to Reflective Practices & Disruptive Practices The first activity was quite provocative and… Continue reading Reflections & contributions CIE Islands of Innovation 2022

#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, Assessment, Conferences, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Alternative assessments for inclusivity

Having worked extensively with less abled students, with either physical or mental health issues, I have learnt, and still learning, to adapt to their needs, and it is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of not forcing them down institutional systems which preclude their academic and holistic growth. This is an extract of a contribution… Continue reading Alternative assessments for inclusivity

Accessibility, Change Management, Conferences, Disability, Discrimination, HigherEd

What inclusivity means for EMA and for me

Recently, as Organising Committee Chair, although based in UK at that time, I flew one conference attendee (now dear friend) in an electric wheelchair from Budapest to Vienna for the EMA General Assembly (23-25th February 2019) with joint events with the Marie Curie Alumni Association conference. It was no easy task, I had to juggle… Continue reading What inclusivity means for EMA and for me