Digital academia

members of UCU (University and College Union) on strike outside of the University of Edinburgh
Digital academia

Down tools, everybody out!

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 […]

someone using laptop image by University of Edinburgh
Digital academia

Using my blog as a medium for some self development: a project on digital skills

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.

keyboard and cup by Eli Appleby-Donald
Digital academia

Why do I blog? Time for some reflection.

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 […]

photo by Eli Appleby-Donald
Digital academia

Accessible documentation: why and how

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 […]