Category Archives: Culture

Satellite tagging saving wildlife

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

There are times when my role in education technology and my personal life as a conservationist and Environmental Science graduate feel poles apart. But occasionally I am reminded how the affordances of technology impact across so many aspects of our lives, and how the advances being made can benefit things that we are passionate about, […] Read more

It’s still not easy…

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

…but confidence helps! Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with teachers helping them to embed digital technologies into their practice. I have also collaborated with colleges and universities and seen the strategies they use to embed digital. In an earlier post I described my journey and the approaches I have … Continue reading It’s still not easy… Read more

Presence, Digital, Well-Being, People

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

I have written recently about two areas of thinking around Digital Environments – How lecturers (and others) exist in relation to other people in learning spaces, how they are present; and also some of the technology approaches we are taking with regards to building new environments, such as analytics and adaptive algorithms. I started drafting […] Read more

Vulnerability in the Curriculum: No one cares about your soup!

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Fourth Reflections Vulnerability comes from the latin vulnerare, “to wound” and is defined as “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally” I’ve been discussing vulnerability as a part of authenticity for a while now and thinking about it in my own […] Read more

No it’s not easy…

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

…but sometimes you need to think differently! We know that change isn’t easy, if it was then all we would need to do would be buy a book on the subject and just do it. When it comes to the embedding of digital technologies into teaching, learning and assessment I have spent over twenty years … Continue reading No it’s not easy… Read more

Today I am 50: I am birder

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Today I am 50 years old. I am going birdwatching. I started birding (a term we use for birdwatching) in the late 70’s and I have always been an aspiring amateur naturalist. So what’s that got to do with this blog? My birding kit in the 70’s was a notebook (the paper kind), an Observer’s […] Read more

Something, not somewhere, and increasingly somewhen

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

This is a co written post with Donna Lanclos A podcast of me and Donna arguing discussing this post refereed hosted by James Clay is available over on James’ Blog “Work is something you do, not somewhere you go!” Obviously this is not true for many people – from chefs to hospital staff, work is […] Read more

Institutional or organisational digital capability

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

So far the project has been working on a digital capability framework for individuals. I have been reflecting on what and how we could define a digitally capable organisation. The framework, diagnostic tool and online offer are very much in line with individual digital capability, and as was mentioned to me in a discussion, an … Read more