Colin Simpson

Does the name of a learning & teaching unit affect staff perceptions of being understood and valued?

The always impressive Alexandra Mihai recently shared this list of Higher Ed learning and teaching support/development units on Twitter. This led me to muse on whether someone might run an analysis on what the different […]

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Thoughts on: “Many hats, one heart”: A scoping review on the professional identity of learning designers (Altena, Ng, Hinze, Poulsen & Parrish, 2019)

While I did read this when it first came out at the ASCILITE 2019 conference, I revisit it now that I’ve done my own deep dive into the activities and knowledge areas that help to […]

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Ed tech must reads: Column #26

First published in Campus Morning Mail 15th March 2022 List of Centres for Teaching & Learning / Digital Education teams from Alexandra Mihai Most universities have their own units dedicated to supporting and enhancing learning […]

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Ed tech must reads: column #25

First published in Campus Morning Mail 8th March 2022 Student evaluations place unfair and harmful expectations on women university teachers… from Australian Journal of Political Science (via Twitter) Few will be surprised to hear that […]

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Ed tech must reads: Column #24

First published in Campus Morning Mail 1st March 2022 A strategic reset: micro-credentials for higher education leaders from Smart Learning Environments Not to brag but I was advocating for micro-credentials/digital badges more than a decade […]

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Ed tech must reads: column #23

First published in Campus Morning Mail 22nd Feb 2022 Academic Writing Analytics (AWA) Project from UTS Connected Intelligence Centre As student cohorts and lecturer workloads get larger, automating feedback on student writing has become increasingly […]

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Ed tech must reads: column #22

First published in Campus Morning Mail 15th Feb 2022 Second Life vs the Metaverse from Drew Harry The hype continues to grow around the Metaverse, the coming virtual work/play space that Gartner claims 25% of […]

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Ed Tech must reads: Column #21

First published in Campus Morning Mail 8th Feb 2022 Course Hero, Ed-Tech Company, Hires Ed-Tech Critic from Inside Higher Ed Ed Tech Twitter has been, well, all atwitter in the last week over the news […]

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Ed Tech must reads – column #20

First published in Campus Morning Mail 1st Feb 2022 How not to write about HyFlex or online learning from Bryan Alexander While most academic discourse follows intellectually rigorous conventions, there is one area that seems […]

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Thoughts on: Praxis, Practice and Practice Architectures (Kemmis, 2014)

It’s been a while since I’ve dived into the literature but now that I’ve analysed my pilot survey data and have made some sense of it, it feels as though theory might make a little […]

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