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Viral change, analytics and design.

Moving on from my musings on social networking raising questions about the virtual spaces in which we meet students, I’ve now been to some sessions on learning analytics and learning design which have also raised interesting and semi-related topics.

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Letting go

Currently I am giving a keynote presentation at the 16th annual SEDA conference in Birmingham. In reality I am sitting at my desk, at home, in Islington, not even talking into a microphone because I recorded the whole thing about three weeks ago.  Being today 36 weeks pregnant with twins we decided it was too […]

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Home alone ….

At the end of June, due to some complications with my twin pregnancy, I was suddenly signed off work, indefinitely.  Scary health issues and related stress aside, I have found this whole experience pretty weird and difficult.  I was 15 weeks pregnant at the time and the prospect of not going back to work for […]

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The Tyranny of Choice?

There is a lot of talk, particularly from politicians about choice at the moment. And the rhetoric implies that choice is always a good thing. Sometimes, it obviously is – choice of Easter cupcake from coffee shop (lemon, chocolate, strawberry); or on a less flippant level, choice about who you vote for, where you live, […]

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Loving working in HE … most of the time

In the spirit of the THES #loveHE campaign and also because it is Friday thought a positive post would be appropriate. The other week I had the most ridiculous week, but came out of it strangely positive and with a renewed appreciation of the benefits of working in HE in the UK.

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