The reasonable adjustment/request of dialing in to education: Being an anti-ableist educator in face-to-face classrooms

Author: Sam Pywell – Digital Development Coach, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, and Principal Lecturer: Social Prescribing Unit Coordinator at the University of Central Lancashire Adult learners are experts in understanding how their life situation, challenges and disabilities impact their learning. So, when an adult learner requests to ‘dial in’ to Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: A picture is worth a thousand words… and a video is worth a million pictures (Ankala Subbarao)

Author: Beverley McCormick – Advisor, ClickView  During the last two years, the consumption of video as a valid means for supporting learning has skyrocketed.  As the nation downloaded video on a scale never seen before, the quest to seek out and use higher quality digital media content also grew.  Many teachers demonstrated their digital prowess by Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: Scaling up learning and teaching – a migration to online teaching delivery

Author: Dee Vyas – Technology Enhanced Learning Adviser, Manchester Metropolitan University The UK Higher Education sector has been through a period of intense transformation at a rapid pace in response to the necessary changes prompted by the pandemic (Jisc, 2020). The approach for many universities was similar to the scene Read more…

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The value of money

Author: Dr Richard Davies, Higher Education Research and Development Lead, CCL For good or ill, and it is for both, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has reoriented the social practice of academic research. Its most recent iteration, with a focus on assessing the research culture and support for research of Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation

Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation Authors: Sam Pywell – Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Lancashire Dr Abhi Jones – Phase 2 Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine Theme Lead and Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education, University of Central Lancashire Thanks to colleagues Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: A ‘Tech and Tactile’ approach to teaching – pandemic update!

Author: Fran Brown-Cornwall – Education Department Lecturer, Staffordshire University On Wednesday 16th September 2020, I was really grateful to head to the DigiLearn Sector community and share my experiences using my ‘tech and tactile’ approach to teaching.  It was a look at how I combine playful pedagogy, digital and creative methods to merge Read more…