Year: 2021

My granny used to say, ‘you get nothing for free’.  A bit cynical perhaps but from her I learned a few things from her over the years.  She lived through the war, was really careful with her money, and would walk miles to get a few pence off something she was buying.  She was full …

I’ve been back at work, part of the week, for almost a month now.  It’s a pretty surreal experience – some days it feels a bit like going to work on a Saturday.  The train is quiet, the office is quiet.  However, it’s been really nice to see other people …

Somebody sitting at a table using their laptop (“apply now” visible on screen). Small dog on an adjacent chair looks on.

We have an exciting opportunity for an agile web developer to work with our development and interactive content design teams. You will support the creation, management and maintenance of bespoke websites whilst contributing to the development of the new university-wide Website Publishing Platform. Salary: £28,756 – £33,309 per annum Department: Learning, Teaching & Web in […]

4 Apple iPad Pros with the new H5P content types displayed, including a crossword.

Reading Time: 2 minutes H5P have recently brought out three new content types: Crossword Image Choice Sort the Paragraphs and of course I couldn’t wait to have a play. Crossword The Crossword type is great fun and easy to create, the hardest par…

Transparent lamb minifigure sitting at a computer desk.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Making our online content accessible to a broad audience is something a lot of us strive to achieve. But how many of us consider who created the content we consume daily and what their publishing journey was?

3 years ago, I was working on a project with colleagues from all over the institution. It was focused on the delivery on micro-accreditation courses on a MOOC platform and my role was to figure out and support the technology we could use to deliver teaching at scale. Sounds fun! And it was however one […]

Globally, over 7,000 languages are spoken – only around 4% of people are native English speakers. Despite this, English holds the title of the “Language of the internet”.  It dominates with Chinese almost 50% of global web traffic with the top ten languages accounting for 76.9 percent of global internet users. The majority of African […]

I am now at the end of week four of my role as a Wikisourceror – Open Collections intern, and the learning process has continued; albeit now I am a bit more familiar with the world of Wiki! I have now created two new articles on Wikipedia (for Hannah Shields and Iona McGregor), and this […]

The new normal, hybrid, fusion, flexible or whatever you want to call the change in working conditions we are starting a new phase where employees have worked at home for 15 months and employers have worked at home for 15 months too. Nothing has broke and we still are productive however are we all happy? […]

LogMAR chart after floaters. Several thin and blurry black threads obscuring the chart. Stewart’s Animoji avatar is sitting behind a MacBook.

How I’ve been using the accessibility features on my Apple devices to adapt to further changes in my vision.

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