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On the Shoulders of Giants – My SFHEA Experience

Looking Forward… For me personally, 2019 has been quite a year. In January, I graduated with a Doctorate in Education (EdD), which took place inside the awe-inspiring Canterbury Cathedral. In May, I became a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) with Advance HE (formerly The Higher Education Academy), and officially received my certificate at my University’s Learning and […]

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#OpenBlog19 The most valuable lesson I ever learned…

The #OpenBlog19 challenge created by David Hopkins is sparking a series of posts where educators go on to challenge others to write a blog in answer to a given question. David challenged me to write about ‘The most valuable lesson I ever learned…’. This is the first thing I have written (apart from work-related reports) […]

#EdTechRations – Emergency Rations

Back in 2014, I contributed a book chapter to David Hopkins‘ excellent book The Really Useful #EdTechBook. The book was incredibly well-received within the learning technology sphere. The experience for me, personally and professionally, was a very good one. So much so, that I asked David to consider me if he were to produce a […]

On Sociomateriality

Sociomateriality welcomes responsible researchers. Please proceed with extreme caution. What’s in a word? Sociomateriality advances the view that organisations, work, people and technology should be conceptualised as being inherently inseparable, rather than the once “taken-for-granted assumption” of separate entities (Orlikowski & Scott, 2008, p. 434). The term came to prominence after 2007, appearing in journals […]

Professional Learning: A Definition in Progress

My EdD thesis has the tentative title of The Professional Learning of Academics in Higher Education: A Sociomaterial Perspective. The title tips its hat towards an earlier study by Knight, Tait and Yorke (2006). It is not a simple case of just replacing ‘teachers’ with ‘academics’. There is an important point to be made here, […]