Edutechie - the adventures of a learning technologist at ECA

Eli Appleby-Donald's views of educational technology

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

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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.

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How do you get your blog to look like that?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This post has been completely inspired by a colleague who posted the most simple but amazingly helpful blogpost about… well blogging and she has inspired me to add my two pence to it. Anne-Marie is one of our learning techs at the uni and is an example blogger, her post […]

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A place where learning happens, a pedagogy and a construct: studio

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When you work in learning and teaching, it’s bread and butter to discuss pedagogy over coffee at least once a week (maybe that should be scone and butter then), but when you work in learning and teaching in an art college, that conversation usually confuses the hell out of people. […]

You can read the full post at www.eliapplebydonald.co.uk

A place where learning happens, a pedagogy and a construct: studio

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When you work in learning and teaching, it’s bread and butter to discuss pedagogy over coffee at least once a week (maybe that should be scone and butter then), but when you work in learning and teaching in an art college, that conversation usually confuses the hell out of people. […]

You can read the full post at www.eliapplebydonald.co.uk

It’s just a jump to the left…..a quick introduction to my current research project

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I’m taking a bit of a detour today to talk about some research I’m currently wrestling with. It seems to constantly be at the front of my thoughts and I see it rear its head at every opportunity so seems fitting that I share it here too. The short blurb […]

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Sage advice in a blogging chat – and it didn’t come from the garden blogger

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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 […]

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Formative assessments are pointless

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I work in a school (in a university) which uses formative assessment, a lot. Almost every course we run has an assessment part of the way through the year where students receive feedback but no grade, but I am fully aware that to others this seems crazy and I’ve even […]

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Why do I blog? Time for some reflection.

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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 […]

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Not sure if blogging is your thing? Here’s why it should be…

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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 […]

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Multimodal assignments – you are probably doing this already

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This semester has been an exciting one with the launch of some new teaching and learning tools, new curriculum designs and new courses. This seems to have brought a real buzz about, especially to the fancy new cafe where we’ve had many, many a chat about digital multimodal tools to […]

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