Guest post – DigiLearn: Here, There and Everywhere: The Arrival of the Digital Professionalism ‘Interactive’ Mapping Tool for Social Work Students, Practitioners and Academics 

Author: Amanda Taylor-Beswick – Senior Lecturer (School of Social Work, Care and Community)  This short blog outlines an update to the Digital Professionalism Mapping Tool for Social Work, previously discussed here, here and here.  Those who have already read the blogs and publication (highlighted above) will know that I developed the Digital Professionalism Mapping Tool (based Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: Microsoft Educator Community: 21st Century Learning Design

Author: Adrian Ibbetson – Head of School (School of Sport and Wellbeing)  My name is Adrian Ibbetson and I am Head of School of Sport and Wellbeing.  I am a member of the Microsoft Educator Community and have recently achieved Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert status.  I am a UCLan DigiLearn Practitioner, which is a University scheme that is being piloted Read more…

Embracing Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Inclusivity

Author:  Kevan Williams, TELT Technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, offering students new opportunities and methods to engage with their learning opportunities. As learning technologists, we are committed to the effective investigation and evaluation of new and emerging tools and solutions, to proactively enable interesting and diverse academic approaches and practices. The recent Future Decoded event hosted Read more…

Making Online Content Accessible: Free apps to help you check contrast and make text more readable

Author:  Simon Hawkesworth, TELT When we’re designing online content, one of the key considerations is ensuring that the text is easily readable. One characteristic that can affect readability is the contrast between the text and the background. Contrast Ratio  The colour difference between text and background is sometimes described as Read more…