The role of a learning technologist during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Personal reflection. The last three weeks have been, how shall I describe it, unique. Before I start, although those in the learning technology profession have, most likely, been put under a lot of pressure recently, I hope we can all agree that we are not under the same demands as those in health, care and front-line … Continue reading The role of a learning technologist during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Scaling up online learning during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

As universities begin to mitigate against risks posed by coronavirus (Covid-19), with some such as Durham and LSE indicating a complete shut-down of face-to-face teaching, online learning is coming to the foreground as a route for continuing business as usual. In this post, I’ll look back briefly at a similar situation ten years ago with … Continue reading Scaling up online learning during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Don’t be an authority on meta-meta-learning

I’ve seen yet another tweet extolling the benefits of adhering to an educational developer’s perspective of what should happen in a classroom. This concerns me. As a learning technologist, course developer and online coordinator, my knowledge is only as useful as the willingness of subject experts to collaborate with me. If I were to decree … Continue reading Don’t be an authority on meta-meta-learning

Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

I don’t write many ‘musing’ posts, but in this one I’ve flung together a few thoughts on the way we all learn to adapt to use technology in our own specific contexts. Defining the learning technologist role There are many definitions of the role, all painting slightly different pictures of what a learning technologist does … Continue reading Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

Onwards with a new role

On Monday I start a new role in the Elearning Development Team at the University of York as Lecture Capture Coordinator and Elearning Advisor. As such, my last day within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work as their Web & VLE Coordinator was yesterday and by happy coincidence this was the same day … Continue reading Onwards with a new role

Book recommendations: recommended reading – elearning, web usability and development

There are many books out there on elearning, higher education teaching, web usability, accessibility (and all the other things I’m interested in). Though the list below is by no means comprehensive, it will provide you with a good starting point for your office library.