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

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

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

CPD, HigherEd

Becoming an Advance HE fellowship mentor and reviewer

I recently completed a series of training sessions to become a mentor and assessor. This was part of my CPD plan set in my SFHEA application (read my reflections on my SFHEA application). Following the training, I have now been granted full access to the applications and also get to learn from long-time assessors. Here… Continue reading Becoming an Advance HE fellowship mentor and reviewer

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