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

#creativeHE, Accessibility, Antiracism, Being visible, Disability, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Celebrating World Creativity & Innovation with #creativeHE

What I have been up to since I started the first draft of my first poem? Well, 'I Noticed' evolved into something more like Eye Noticed. Recently, I have been trying to find some creative ways of tackling racism within UK HE and Eye Noticed was inspired from personal experience as a victim of continuous… Continue reading Celebrating World Creativity & Innovation with #creativeHE

Development & Training, Discrimination, Good practices, HigherEd, Leadership

My contributions to the AdvanceHE PSF Review 2022

Recently, Advance HE invited ALT Assembly members for a UK Professional Standards Framework (2011) Review Consultation, I registered to attend, mainly because I have been quite critical of some sections of the PSF. This blog sums up some of my suggestions for improvement, these were made during the meeting and also on a Padlet (https://padlet.com/juliebc18/psfconsult),… Continue reading My contributions to the AdvanceHE PSF Review 2022

Antiracism, Celebrating Small Steps in HE, Discrimination, Good practices, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

A positive step towards reducing discrimination in recruitment – ft. Matt Lingard

Are you an active antiracist looking to make a difference in the recruitment process in your team and department? This blog features: An interview with Matt Lingard, highlighting the small steps he undertook to positively tackle racism in the recruitment processConsiderations if you wish to implement such an approachHow to further effectively eliminate discrimination in… Continue reading A positive step towards reducing discrimination in recruitment – ft. Matt Lingard

#creativeHE, HigherEd, Inclusivity, OER, Projects

Flashcards to raise digital inequalities awareness in the educational sector – an OER practice for solutions

The picture in this post was updated on 7th April with a more appropriate one after feedback from the #creativeHE community that the left and right brain theory is a myth. Always learning! This is a new project of mine, fresh from the oven! Just now fitting the pieces together. I am all excited because… Continue reading Flashcards to raise digital inequalities awareness in the educational sector – an OER practice for solutions

Accessibility, Antiracism, Digital Education, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Internationalisation

Race equality in learning technology – digital poverty

This post is inspired by a reflection on what taking action on race equality within learning technology means, triggered by the Race Equality Week running from 7-13 Feb 2022. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many educators came across the term digital poverty for the first time. Digital poverty is a fairly complex term to understand, as… Continue reading Race equality in learning technology – digital poverty

Antiracism, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Modern slavery in UK HEIs

Racist practices to eliminate racism - the new elephant in the room When slavery was abolished in the ex-British colonies in the 19th century, it was a relief and a ray of hope for the countless slaves whose families had lost their lives while making a run for freedom or standing up to demand a… Continue reading Modern slavery in UK HEIs

Accessibility, Antiracism, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Equity analysis of 6 job blurbs – a podcast for TalkingHE

Your job advert shouts DISCRIMINATION This podcast was recorded on 22nd Dec 2021, at the time of the recording, all the job adverts discussed in this podcast were live, with closing dates set in the future. All job adverts were picked from jobs.ac.uk. Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/talkinghe/episodes/TalkingHE---Episode-14---Dr-Teeroumanee-Nadan---Discrimination-in-Recruitment-e1clspi/a-a773mv3 Post edit: Not all examples were covered in… Continue reading Equity analysis of 6 job blurbs – a podcast for TalkingHE

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

Aurora, CPD, Development & Training, Gender Empowerment, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Leadership

My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

Although I only undertook the Aurora Women's Leadership Development Programme in 2019, I had it on my mind since it was first introduced 2013. I was based at the University of Reading then, and was coming out of a full-time contract into a visitor role. Despite being the founder of the Women in Academia network… Continue reading My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

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