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Integrating writing into the disciplinary curriculum
Kelly Peake & Sally Mitchell
Queen Mary, University of London
Tuesday 20 February, 1230-1400
In this CRITical Conversation our speakers Kelly Peake, Head of Learning Development, and Sally Mitchell, Assistant Director (Academic Development) will offer a view of the principles and practicalities of integrating productive attention to writing into disciplinary curricula. They will outline their view of writing as a means by which specific meanings (ideational and interpersonal) are made and will argue that writing cannot be satisfactorily taught as a decontextualised or adjunct skill.
They will draw on examples of collaborative work at Queen Mary, University of London between academic developers and discipline-based teaching staff (the Thinking Writing initiative), and discuss how their focus has moved from working with individual ‘writing-to-learn and learning-to-write’ tasks, to module design, and most recently towards a whole programme approach to writing development. They will outline their methods, some results, and the challenges and benefits of how they have worked. Find out more about Thinking Writing (http://www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/).
We will be providing a sandwich lunch or feel free to bring your own.
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Ok pop pickers here it is my top 10 albums 2017:
- Loyle carner – Yesterday’s Gone.
2. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference
3. Badbadnotgood – IV
4. Bon Iver – 22, Amillion
5. Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Thing
6. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Cake
7. Peter Perret – How the West Was One
8. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
9. Shake the Chains
10. Adult – The knights, Yoyo Ma
Interesting new event coming up at LSBU:
Monday, 4 December 2017 from
12:30 to 14:00 (GMT)
This session will focus on the upsurge in interest in play as part of tertiary study and on the innovative ways play and creativity can permeate learning support, teaching and research. Drawing on numerous theories of play and learning Professor Alison James will share her experiences of teaching playfully in a range of contexts and on her work as an accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator within the university context. She will also discuss hosting the first Play and Creativity Festival at the University of Winchester in April 2017 and co-editing The Power of Play in HE with Chrissi Nerantzi (MMU). This collection, due for publication by Palgrave McMillan in 2018, brings together play practices and explorations from universities in Europe, the United States and the UK. Through these different aspects of her work Alison challenges the myths that surround play and the misconception that it is trivial or separate from complex activity.
Join us for this event with speaker, Professor Alison James, Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester.
Refreshments will be provided, you are also welcome to bring your own.
This event forms part of our ‘CRITical Conversations‘ seminar series run by the Centre for Research Informed Teaching (CRIT) at London South Bank University. Follow the conversation #lsbuCRIT
Today is my last day at Regent’s University ….
I have been at Regent’s for just over 7 years and been part of some big changes that have happened during this time.
I’ve really enjoyed working with the teaching staff and Learning Technology Team – I have been able to support and develop some really exciting, creative and innovative projects. Whilst my remit has been on learning technology – the systems we use mean nothing without the expertise and professionalism of the staff who use them. It truly has been a pleasure and inspiration working with all of you all !
Here are a few pics of some of the projects I’ve worked on over the last few years:
and one last tune…
I’m just starting out to look at the issues related to online digital identity. Thanks to Zoetanya Sujon for these recommendations:
Baym N.K.(2015) Personal connections in the digital age. Polity press.
Buckingham, D. (2008) Youth, identity, and digital media. MIT Press.
Poletti, A & Rak, J. (2014). Identity Technologies, Constructing the self online. Available at https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=K_phAgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR5&dq=digital+identity&ots=IG6G_6D2cZ&sig=J3pJgIA_UDPpnutHrFEG1Hvu7Qc#v=onepage&q=digital%20identity&f=false
Online Harassment, Digital Abuse. Available at https://datasociety.net/blog/2017/01/18/online-harassment-digital-abuse/
Whato do if your blog or website is cloned. Available at https://pigeonpairandme.com/2017/05/what-to-do-if-your-blog-or-website-is-cloned.html
LS Blog posts on Digital Scholarship. Available at : http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/category/digital-scholarship/
Jordan, K. (2006) Digital scholarship and the social network site: How academics conceptualise their networks on academic social network sites and Twitter. Available at https://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/1188
Barrister hits out over sexist comment on her LinkedIn photo by legal expert. Available at https://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/sep/08/charlotte-proudman-alexander-carter-silk-linkedin-photo-comment-law-firms
Also thanks to Aras for his recommendation:
Bozkurt, A & Tu, C. (2016) Digital identity formation:socially being real and present on digital networks. Avaiable at https://goo.gl/OJ4EPP
Can anyone else suggest any useful articles/blogs that might be useful? If so, please leave a comment.
Thanks to David Hopkins I now have a Amazon Author page:
Just got an email that my proposal for a short presentation at OER17 has been accepted:
This session will describe the process of evaluating an open online CPD course and to what extent the course had an impact on professional practice of the participants. The course was called the ‘12 Apps of Christmas’ and was run on Blackboard’s Open Education platform. The course fully embraced the concept of ‘openness’ and made all the content sharable using a Creative Commons licence. Each day over 12 days the course released a different app that could be used for teaching, learning or research. The app was accompanied with a ten minute activity and participants were encouraged to discuss how they used the apps within the course discussion boards and on social media.
The overall aim of this presentation will be two fold; to describe the mixed method research methodology and to discuss the findings of the research. The evaluation process used an adapted ‘open’ version of the Learning Environment, Learning Processes and Learning Outcomes (LEPO) framework (Phillips et.al. 2012). Three months after the course was completed an online survey was sent to participants asking them what impact the course had had on their professional practice as Lecturers, Librarians and Learning technologists working in Higher Education institutions. In addition to the survey 13 semi-structured interviews were conducted over a two months period. The transcripts of the interviews were coded and their findings along with the survey results will be presented in this talk.
The presentations will also address the limitations of the research and discuss the implications and recommendations for running similar open online CPD courses in the future.
Horton, A. and Rowell, C., (2015). The Twelve Apps of Christmas case study [accessed 21/11/2016]. Available from: http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/ portfolio/casestudy-12aoc/
Leahy, J. (2014). RUL12AOC Promo [accessed 21/11/2016]. Available from http://helixmedia.regents.ac.uk/Play/3360
LILAC, (2015). Credo Digital Award [accessed 21/11/2016]. Available from: http://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-2016/awards/credo-digital-award
Phillips, R., McNaught, C. & Kennedy, G. 2012. Evaluating E-Learning: Guiding Research and Practice, Taylor & Francis.
Rowell, C. et al, (2016). The Twelve Apps of Christmas 2016 [accessed 21/11/2016].Available from: https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_811_1
Just heard that our proposal for the ALT Winter conference “Getting published on the ALT blog” has been accepted. It will be a 45 minute webinar on Weds 7th Dec. at 4.15. Full details will be on the conference website. and draft programme site.
“The conference will take place online between the 6 and 8 December, giving ALT Members an opportunity to highlight some of the work they and their community have been involved with and to gain feedback from peers. The format of the event is designed to be multimodal, combining both asynchronous and synchronous communication, and to cross boundaries, sharing the work and expertise across ALT SIGs and Members Groups and the community”
Here is the proposal:
Getting published on the ALT Blog.
In this webinar five of the ALT blog editors (Chris Rowell, Anne Hole, Santanu Vasant, Stella Ekebuisi and Howard Scott) will give a short presentation on how to get published on the ALT blog.
Firstly, we will give an overview of the types of posts published on the ALT blog. These mainly consist of case studies, conference/event reports, SIG reports, book reviews, opinion pieces and articles about the ALT community.
Secondly, we will give some ‘top tips’ for writing a blog post. This will include advice about writing for the ALT audience. We will also address the style of the blog post and some general tips about what works when writing online. Also some tips on how to include images and videos into your writing.
Thirdly we will look at the ALT blog analytics. We will give you information about who looks at the blog and how the articles are disseminated across the online learning communities.
Fourthly, we will describe the role of the assistant editor who will be assigned to you. They will read your post for ‘blog-fit’, make suggestions on the style, help you add images using copyright, give it a final proofread and load your submission onto the blog.
To conclude, the final part of our presentation will discuss the benefits of getting published on the blog. So it might be to get exposure, especially if you are starting out, it’s a great way to get your name out into the ALT community. Or to share your knowledge with the community, an idea, a project, an app review (our community love a good app review!) Or it might be simply to build your confidence in blog writing.
The final 10 minutes of the webinar will be for discussion and Q & A with the participants.
Sometimes this blog moves away from EdTech and this is one such occasion. Today is 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and I’m off to see The Battle of the Somme film tonight at the Southbank.
The Battle of the Somme is a 1916 British documentary and propaganda film, shot by two official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell. The film depicts the British Army in the preliminary and early days of the battle of the Somme (1 July – 18 November 1916). The film had its première in London on 10 August 1916 and was released generally on 21 August. The film depicts trench warfare, showing marching infantry, artillery firing on German positions, British troops waiting to attack on 1 July, treatment of wounded British and German soldiers, British and German dead and captured German equipment and positions. The film was a great success, was watched by c. 20 million British people in the first six weeks of exhibition and the film was distributed in eighteen more countries. A second film covering a later phase of the battle, was released in 1917 as The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks. In 1920 the film was preserved in the film archive of the Imperial War Museum and was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. In 2005 the film was digitally restored and in 2008 was released on DVD. The Battle of the Somme is an early example of film propaganda, an historical record of the battle and a popular source of footage illustrating the First World War. (Wikipedia)