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*Live Radio Show* Happy Hour – 28th July 8 to 9pm

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Critical Digital Education Practice Sharing Day – call for presentations

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The Digital Education team at UAL is hosting a practice sharing event on Wednesday 21st September.

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The overall theme for the day is Critical Digital Education. We welcome presentations from UAL staff and students in the following areas of digital education that:
• Involve co-creation of knowledge between tutors and students
• Is built on trust and belonging.
• Relates to the lived experience of students and tutors.
• Emphasises a human process
• Encourages symbolic resistance (e.g. Anti-racism, decolonising)


How can I submit?
Complete this MS Teams form by 10th September 2022.

What should I submit?
We welcome sessions in the following formats:
• Case studies
• Presentations
• Discussions
• Workshops
• Provocations.
Further details about these formats can be found on the submission form.

Where will this event be?
The event is planned to be face-to-face (venue: Central London tbc).

Contact:
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your presentation before you submit, please contact Chris Rowell (Senior Digital Learning Coordinator) c.rowell@arts.ac.uk

Learning Design @UAL

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All the Digital Learning Teams at UAL came together for a meeting based around the theme of ‘Learning Design’ yesterday. The meeting started with a presentation from Darren and Elena on UAL’s Inclusive Blended Design toolkit and how it was being used at LCC.

UAL Learning Design: Darren Gash and Elena Hernandez-Martin gave a short talk about introducing the UAL Inclusive Blended Learning Design to LCC’s fully online course provision. Here are the slides from their presentation:

You can access the toolkit here on this padlet and Darren would love to hear your thoughts about it – please leave a comment.

Distance Learning Service Framework (including ABC DL) at CSM: Jorge Freire gave an overview of the course design and development toolkit and service the CSM DL Team uses for distance learning (with examples of adapted ABC Learning Design storyboards in Miro and paper, work in progress and finished courses). As this is a work in progress, if you work at UAL please contact me at c.rowell@arts.ac.uk for further details:

UAL Online’s approach to LD: Yasi and Pete (UAL Online Learning Designers) did an excellent interactive workshop where they shared common learning design challenges and participants will be invited to discuss potential solutions. Here are their slides:

They also produced a padlet for their session which captured the discussion on different scenarios

Anti-Racism tool for digital education. Finally, Katie & Anu gave a presentation on ‘Anti-racism tools for digital education’: LCC x CCW to share activities and learnings from their joint anti-racism practice sharing day held in May.

N.B I will upload further details/resources from the day to this post over the next week or so.

Episode 2: Critical Pedagogy for the Anthropocene #CDP

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Critical Digital Pedagogy podcast: This is a series of podcasts based on the book: ‘Critical Digital Pedagogy for Higher Education’ edited by Suzan Koseoglu, George Veletsianos and Chris Rowell, published (in September 2022) by Athabasca University Press www.aupress.ca/books/

Episode 2: Critical Pedagogy for the Anthropocene – Interview with Jonathan Lynch. Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Dr. Jonathan Lynch started his career as an outdoor educator across primary, secondary and tertiary education in the UK. Moving to Aotearoa New Zealand, he then worked as a Postgraduate Director with the Mind Lab, a future-focussed education company committed to the growth and implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession across New Zealand. He has recently taken up a role as Principal Lecturer at Otago Polytechnic (Te Pūkenga). Informed by posthumanist and New Materialist thinking, his research contributes to the fields of place-responsive pedagogy, environmental education, and technology enhanced education.

Digital Learning Teams Meeting agenda (29th June 2022)

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12.00 – 12.05. Introduction/announcements (Chris & Hannah)

12.05 – 12.35. UAL Learning Design (Darren & Elena): Introducing the UAL Inclusive Blended Learning Design to LCC’s fully online course provision. A ‘fit for purpose’ training approach.

12.35 – 1.15. Distance Learning Service Framework (including ABC DL) at CSM (Jorge): An overview of the course design and development toolkit and service the CSM DL Team uses for distance learning, with examples of adapted ABC Learning Design storyboards in Miro and paper, work in progress and finished courses.

1.15 – 2.00. LUNCH

2.00 – 2.30.  UAL Online’s approach to LD (Pete, Yasi & Rob): An interactive workshop where the UAL Online Learning Designers will share common learning design challenges and participants will be invited to discuss potential solutions.

2.30 – 2.45. Anti-Racism tool for digital education (Katie & Anu)  Anti-racism tools for digital education: LCC x CCW to share activities and learnings from their joint anti-racism practice sharing day held in May.

2.45 – 3.00 – AOB

New Podcast series: Episode 1

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Critical Digital Pedagogy in HE podcast: This is a series of podcasts based on the book: ‘Critical Digital Pedagogy for Higher Education’ edited by Suzan Koseoglu, George Veletsianos and Chris Rowell, published by Athabasca University Press www.aupress.ca/books/

Episode 1: The Panoptic Gaze and the Discourse of Academic Integrity – Interview with Matt Acevedo (University of Miami, USA). Matt argues how an academic culture of distrust and surveillance is at odds with creating learning environments that promote creativity, expression and critical thinking.

Dr. Matthew Acevedo is the Director of Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement at the University of Miami. He also teaches courses at Florida International University in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Honors College. His research interests include educational development, critical pedagogy, and the impacts of neoliberalism on teaching and learning in higher education. He is on Twitter at @mattacevedo.

*FREE book* Presence & Belonging in Digital Education

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New book that collates the presentations from our practice sharing day at UAL on Presence and Belonging in Digital Education

Book cover: ‘CDP for HE’

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Great to see the book cover for the new book ‘Critical Digital Pedagogy for HE’ advertised on the AU Press site. Book is due out in September this year, here is the blurb from the AU press site:

“The emerging field of critical digital pedagogy sits at the intersection of critical pedagogy and digital education and considers the opportunities, drawbacks, and complexities of today’s online learning environment. With an eye towards identifying some of the future possibilities in online learning, this collection introduces new concepts to the field such as shared learning and trust, critical consciousness, change, and hope. A passionate reflection about the need to humanize the digital education environment, these essays are sure to spark alternative practices, propel research agendas, and foster future research”.

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Hungry Hour – 2nd June – 8 to 9pm

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*New Book* Manifesto: Universal Digital Human Rights

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Just been trying out the Book Creator software and I have created a book on Universal Digital Human Rights. Impressed with the BC software so far, although print is too small on the phone and I’m not sure if you enlarge it:

Manifesto: UDHR

UPDATE (13.5.22) Just noticed the book can be downloaded as a EPUB file which means that if viewed on mobile device you can zoom in and out and copy and paste: