The witterings and musings of a learning technologist

By Karen Howie (Head of Digital Learning Applications and Media in Information Services)
The witterings and musings of a learning technologist

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – 18th of May

Do you know that today is Global Accessibility Awareness day, an annual event which began in 2015.  It promotes and highlights IT accessibility for disabled users.  Digital accessibility is about ensuring websites, applications, learning resources, social media postings and other digital products are accessible to disabled users.  Accessible sites and …

Thoughts about digital accessibility and adding Ally to our accessibility toolkit

My colleagues and I have been doing a lot of work to try and improve digital accessibility across the University.  It’s important that we try to make everything we do as accessible as possible – we want all of our students to have the same access to our learning activities, …

An introduction to AI in teaching, learning and assessment – told through the medium of AI generated schnauzer pictures.

  This is a blog post that’s been brewing for a while.  The landscape is changing so much that every time I go to write it, I’ve heard something new that has changed my perspective.  So I’m writing this knowing full well that in a months time I’ll realise it’s …

Data retention in TEL and Media Services – a summary of where we are at.

With my various discussions with learning techs and IT staff across the University, I’m aware that there is some confusion about data retention across our services so I wanted to provide a place that summarised where we currently are. I’ll try to reasonably regularly provide an update to keep everyone …

Did you know … users can magnify any screen sharing in Collaborate?

If you use Collaborate with your students or colleagues and you share your screen, sometimes they may be using a small screen and have problems seeing the details with what you are sharing.  It is possible for users to magnify what you are sharing – but it’s subtle and I …


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