Where do I start?

It’s been a while since I blogged – I’m sorry about that. I’ve had a load of possible blog post topics bubbling around in my head with very little time to reflect. However, I’m getting to the stage where I feel like a few blog posts might help clarify my …

“Perfect is the enemy of good” – teaching continuity during COVID-19 pandemic

I’ve been a technologist for more than 20 years now. Although my brain is definitely slower to pick up new technologies now the one thing I do bring to my role is experience.  Most often that not, I’ve seen a similar tool or a similar issue or a similar time.  …

ALT-C 2019

I’ve started this blog post literally minutes after ALT-C has come to and end. I have written copious notes, and fully digesting them will probably take weeks (or months!) but I wanted to write about the highlights of the conference for me. First of all, although I’ve been (kind of) …

Reflections from sunny Newcastle (Blackboard’s TLC Conference)

I spent a good part of last week at Blackboard’s Teaching & Learning Conference in Newcastle this week with some of my excellent Edinburgh colleagues plus many excellent colleagues from around Europe – some of whom I knew virtually and met in real-life, for the first time, at the conference. …

Content management in Learn OR what I’ve been thinking about over the last few weeks

You may know that we are moving Learn to the cloud in the summer. This is a good thing – it will mean we can do more frequent updates to the application with less downtime. At the moment, we are restricted to a single update of the application over the …

Festival of Creative Learning week – Get Blogging! event

We ran our ‘Get Blogging’ event yesterday during the Festival of Creative Learning Week.  It was a really fun event and we packed loads in. We’ve got a proper blog post coming about the event soon.  In the meantime, I promised the attendees I’d share our PowerPoint slides with them …