Reading Time: 62 minutes Studio, the signature pedagogy of art and design teaching maintains its ancient identity as a discipline used to teach students the habits of thinking, doing and being in order to prepare them for life as a practitioner. However, regardless of the impact technology has made on society and culture, and the increasing demand for on-line education, the studio as a practice remains almost unchanged. This study set out to explore the experiences of five studio teachers, currently teaching in a hybrid (on-line/face-to-face) programme teaching design This explores teacher-practitioner identity, how teaching presence is created in the studio (on-line and face-to-face) and the impact that technology or other factors may have on this.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Thing 6 – my continuing adventure with 23things Today’s thoughts have been a long time coming, mostly because it has taken me a long time to test and evaluate my experience of accessibility as a WordPress user. I am lucky, I have my own WordPress websites, hosted on my own […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m 45 and yesterday, for the first time in my life I stood on a picket line as part of the strike action by university staff happening at the moment. I have to be honest, it doesn’t sit easily with me, I feel very uncomfortable not being available to my […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes For all the folk out there in the blogosphere who also work in higher education, let me just say, we made it! It’s Friday of week 1 and all that work over the summer months and the craziness of welcome week / freshers week has passed and we can now […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve been spending a while between these last few blog posts for my digital capabilities adventure because I wanted to take some proper time to reflect on things. A lot of what’s involved in this project are things I interact with and discuss every day, so it’s easy for me […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I do a lot of work with students about creating their online presence, especially senior year students who are about to go off into the world and begin life as freelance artists and practitioners. One of the first things I do, before we get onto the fun tasks of building […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes So it’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, my mocha has somehow mysteriously evaporated and my wife is ignoring me for an afternoon with Assasin’s Creed. I think that means it’s the perfect time for me to write my first official blog post on my digital capabilities adventure with 23 things. The […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I start something which will give my blog a bit of direction for a while, but which I am really hoping will help me push the boundaries of my digital skills. Digital skills is quite a focus at work just now, the Scottish Government published it’s learning and teaching strategy, which basically aims to make it possible to allow all of Scotland’s educators, learners and parents to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I use blogging as a way of gaining thinking space, so having my own hosting means I can make and delete blogs as need be. It also means I can use some pretty cool themes which is probably the most asked question I get. How do you make your blog look like that?
Reading Time: 2 minutes I am very happy to say the crisis is over. Although lets be honest, the shape of the world right now means I have no right to use the word crisis when I talk about something as trivial as not writing a blog post. Sheesh! Perspective, right? Let’s instead refer […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I have been asked to take part in a podcast about blogging and normally I’d be very up for this and could, to be honest, chat the legs of a donkey. However, I’m being asked to chat about my professional blogging practice, namely this blog. This puts me in a […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Blogging seems to have reared its head at work again, with a new centrally supported platform being launched, but it’s one of those weird things that I take for granted and yet I’m amazed at how many folk who surround me can’t imagine why they would or even how they […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I have procrastinated far too long about what my first post on my new blog should be and decided why not just introduce me and what I do with a bit of a “day in the life of…”. This may prove more difficult than I first imagined though as to […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been a very, very long time since I blogged here and I am royally ashamed of this. I just let things get in the way and stopped taking time to sit down and actively share. Today, however, something happened which gave me a bit of a jolt and […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year where those of us working in education are preparing for the coming academic year and one of these jobs is creating the new administration and learning material needed. This is a good time to have a review of the materials you have and update or […]