*Podcast* Joint reflection on Twitter, phenomenography and learning friendships…


Interview with Margy MacMillan and Chrissi Nerantzi ‘Joint reflection on Twitter, phenomenography and learning friendships…’:

Margy MacMillan has worked in information literacy(IL) at Mount Royal University for over 20 years. She has developed program-integrated IL for science and communications programs, as well as a variety of courses and workshops in Arts and Humanities. She has conducted long-term research on the acquisition of IL skills and knowledge through students‘ undergraduate degrees. Her current research and teaching focus is on connecting students to the scholarly conversations in their disciplines through academic texts.


Chrissi is a experienced academic developer and loves helping others develop and grow. “My approach is playful and experimental and I specialise in creative, innovative learning, teaching and assessment and am an open practitioner and researcher”.


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*Podcast* Creating a sense of belonging and connectedness for the student arrival experience.


Interview with Rachel Challen about ‘Creating a sense of belonging and connectedness for the student arrival experience in a School of Arts and Humanities’:

Rachel is Head of the Learning and Teaching Support Unit, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University





*Podcast* Student engagement in the Digital University


Interview with Lesley Gourlay about here recent book (with Martin Oliver) ‘Student Engagement in the Digital University’:

“Student Engagement in the Digital University challenges mainstream conceptions and assumptions about students’ engagement with digital resources in Higher Education. While engagement in online learning environments is often reduced to sets of transferable skills or typological categories, the authors propose that these experiences must be understood as embodied, socially situated, and taking place in complex networks of human and nonhuman actors. Using empirical data from a JISC-funded project on digital literacies, this book performs a sociomaterial analysis of student–technology interactions, complicating the optimistic and utopian narratives surrounding technology and education today and positing far-reaching implications for research, policy and practice”.

*Podcast* interview with Jane Norris about the etiquette of the Anthropocene, ‘design para-fiction’ and ‘optimism as resistance’ !



Dr Jane Norris has a cross disciplinary background in Speculative Design, Critical Writing and Digital Media. Before joining Richmond University, she structured and led a BA Hons in 3D Design Craft for ten years, teaching material engagement and design theory. She has recently undertaken post-doctoral research in the Critical Writing department at the RCA. She gained her PhD: Viatopias – exploring the digital language of urban travel spaces. at Chelsea College of Art. UAL.


My current research focuses on writing a book Making Polychronic Objects – de-colonializing our relationship with materials. This research investigates the impact of digital theories of time, aerial viewpoints, crumpled time, object emergence and de-colonial making on our material use. My writing explores outside-enlightenment approaches to materiality in design, through tactics such as design fiction short stories, para-fictional public projects and sonic design fiction workshops. I develop ideas through near future fiction, magazine articles, academic papers in journals, and by contributing essays to books.

*Podcast* interview with Serena Gossain about using Social Media with creative students

Associate Lecturer, BA Advertsing. London College of Communication

University of the Arts London, LCC

Associate lecturer on the BA Advertising Programme, delivering lectures on advertising, digital, typography, layout, branding and design techniques for BA first and second years. Main objectives are to nurture talent on how to create compelling, visual ads across multiple media and to help students develop their professional skills and creativity. Also to help students prepare advertising entries into industry award competition submissions such as One Show and D&AD.


*Podcast* Interview with Zoe Sujon about Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Social Media



“Driven by a deep curiosity about the contours of digital culture, my research interests broadly address the relationship between “new” technologies, media practices and political culture. Questions about the epic connections between the technological and the cultural drive my research vision, particularly as related to social change, political and social life and social theory. Currently, these interests coalesce around three themes: social media and platform politics; the intersections between privacy and sharing culture; and the impact of digital media on changing skill sets and digital literacies.”

Specialties: social media, digital media, culture, social and political theory, citizenship, publics, new technologies, digital literacies.

Come find me on Twitter: @jetsumgerl or on my blog: https://sujonz.wordpress.com/


*Video* Moodle site health check


Video is from a webinar deliverved on the 23rd May 2018.

Online dissertation and projects supervision materials: an interactive demo


LSBU Staff Conference:


Date: Weds 13th June

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Room: LR220

Online dissertation and projects supervision materials: an interactive demo

This workshop is aimed primarily at academic staff with supervision responsibilities. It’s an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of some recently developed materials to assist first-time supervisors. In collaboration with academics and learning developers, the project team have compiled a range of activities, information sheets and guidance for supervisors, all of which can be found on Moodle. You’ll have access to PCs to browse the materials in the session and to ask questions.
Teaching & Learning Workshop open to all LSBU staff.

Dr Simon Lambe,Dr David Dixon, Chris Rowell

To access the site log into Moodle  

Go to the site catalogue and search for ‘ Projects and Dissertations Supervisor Resources’.


Using rubrics in Moodle to manage assessment



Slides from my workshop.

*Podcast* Interview with Andrew Middleton about Twalks


Andrew is leading thinking about Future Learning Spaces, student-centred active learning and the development of learning and graduate capabilities. He is known for his innovative work in developing audio feedback and exploring the potential of media-enhanced learning.

Andrew also leads the UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG), a group which has inspired thousands of academics, developers and students to consider the ways they can enrich learning by responding to the affordances of personal and mobile technologies. For example, he has led initiatives within the group to develop methods and pedagogic understanding about using the recorded voice, smart mobile devices, and social media for learning. He has led collaborative book publishing activities, and supported open learning initiatives through the group.

Andrew remains committed to understanding new learning spaces, especially those that are digitally enhanced and connected seamlessly to the world beyond the classroom and continues to research and write about Social Open Learning Environments as disruptive future learning spaces. He blogs about this at Tactile Learning

Andrew is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academ