Tag Archives: IT

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…

Re-reading Manifestos⤴

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I'm definitely overdue a number of blog posts about where the heck I am and what I'm doing these days. I'm in week 7 of a new role as Deputy Provost of Athabasca University and week 8 of living in a whole new country. My … Continue reading Re-reading Manifestos

A quick reflection on inclusive service design from #A11yScotland⤴

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Through Girl Geek Scotland I was lucky enough to be given a free ticket for the Accessibility Scotland conference on 25 October (in exchange for compering a lunchtime lightning talk session, which was a sheer delight and I very much got the better end of … Continue reading A quick reflection on inclusive service design from #A11yScotland

Black Mirror Writers Room – #MozFest 2019 session⤴

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I've got a whole host of stuff to blog from MozFest (and Accessibility Scotland), and I'm sure I won't get to all of it, but here's an attempt at least! One of the best sessions I went to at MozFest was the Black Mirror Writers … Continue reading Black Mirror Writers Room – #MozFest 2019 session