Author Archives: Anne-Marie Scott

Edtech is killing us: Random notes on a Neil Selwyn talk about edtech and climate crisis⤴

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Thanks to a blog post yesterday by George Veletsianos I was alerted to a recent talk Neil Selwyn gave to my friends at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at Edinburgh, titled "Studying digital education in a times of climate crisis: what can we … Continue reading Edtech is killing us: Random notes on a Neil Selwyn talk about edtech and climate crisis

Hitting the wall and maybe working out how to get back up again⤴

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I’ve collapsed. Mentally a bit, but more so physically. After many months of work stress, family grief, and poor health I’ve hit a wall. Thanks to a wicked combination of oestrogen and anemia I’ve piled on weight and am currently swollen up like a balloon … Continue reading Hitting the wall and maybe working out how to get back up again

Digital transformation and why it can’t be done without learning technologists⤴

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A tweet by Brian Lamb today reminded me of a blog post that's been gestating for a while and that I really ought to try get out of my head, if only for my own sanity. Trigger Warning: It might be about digital transformation, which … Continue reading Digital transformation and why it can’t be done without learning technologists

Not retreating⤴

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Last week we held our first Office of the Deputy Provost all day retreat. My office contains the Office of the Registrar, Learner Support Services, and the Centre for Learning Accreditation (at the moment, it will expand, more on that another time). We had games, … Continue reading Not retreating

Care is a sustainability practice⤴

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I haven't written a lot about my new role and just what exactly I've been getting up to over the last year, mostly because it has seemed so trivial compared to all of us trying to get through this bloody pandemic. However, it's been over … Continue reading Care is a sustainability practice

I do not like this new normal (please be nice to others)⤴

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I've seen a number of news articles over the last few weeks about the start of term in various Universities. Many of them share a common theme - IT services suffering under load on the first day of teaching. They also share the same sorts … Continue reading I do not like this new normal (please be nice to others)

Mind the Ethics Gap⤴

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I've Tweeted a few things this week relating to a colleague in another Canadian university, Ian Linkletter, who now finds himself on the sticky end of a lawsuit from Proctorio, an automated proctoring service, for sharing some videos that they regarded to be confidential. These … Continue reading Mind the Ethics Gap

A quick thought on an icebreaker⤴

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Okay - I've been taking a short for-credit course from the UK Open University, and since it has a reflection task at the end of every week, I had some grand lofty plan that I'd cross post that here and perhaps expand on it a … Continue reading A quick thought on an icebreaker

Critical Perspectives in Practice⤴

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I'm playing some kind of crazy catch up on the blogging here. I have a whole host of things I want to try write up before they disappear. This will hopefully be a quick one to jump on. Amongst the maelstrom that has been the … Continue reading Critical Perspectives in Practice

I think you’re (repeatedly) (willfully) missing the point…⤴

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Well, it's been another week, and so far, so ranty. I read Lorna Campbell's excellent blog post on sustaining an ethic of care in HE. In it she called out many of the existing inequities that have been exacerbated by COVID. "Meanwhile the pandemic has … Continue reading I think you’re (repeatedly) (willfully) missing the point…