"innovation" blog posts

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 8 - the one with the Tunnocks tea cakes

Posted on: 14 May 2021 | Category: General

Host and Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 8 was recorded on 29th April 2021 with Alex Spiers, Dr Erika Smith and Jessica Humphreys with educational developers and learning technologists. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s 'Desert Island Discs', our guests identify their students' lightbulb moment (when their students 'were getting it'), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 7 - the one with the ukulele

Posted on: 30 April 2021 | Category: General

Host and Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 7 was recorded on 27th April 2021 with Dr Louise Drumm, Dr Vicki Dale, Dr Michael Flavin and Dr Michael Kozakowski. This is a special edition of Treasure Island Pedagogies with educational developers. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, our guests identify their students’ lightbulb moment (when their students ‘were getting it’), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 6 - the one with the air balloon

Posted on: 12 April 2021 | Category: General

Host and Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 6 was recorded on 29th March 2021 with Nicola Whitton, Rikke Toft Nørgård, Simon Thomson and William Carey. This is a special edition of Treasure Island Pedagogies with educational developers. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, our guests identify their students’ lightbulb moment (when their students ‘were getting it’), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 5 - the one with the coconut

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Category: General

People in Online Meeting

Episode 5 was recorded on 16th March 2021 with four guests, literally from round the globe! This is a special edition of Treasure Island Pedagogies with educational developers. In homage to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’, our guests identify their students’ lightbulb moment (when their students ‘were getting it’), a teaching prop or pedagogy to take to their Treasure Islands together with a luxury item off duty. Ashwini Datt, University of Auckland, NZ, Danielle Hinton, University of Birmingham, UK, Jenni Carr, London School of Economics, UK and Natasha Taylor, RMIT, Australia.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 4

Posted on: 4 January 2021 | Category: General

Host and Four Guests in Online Meeting

Episode 4 was recorded on 3rd Dec 2020 with four guests from the University of Liverpool: Marieke Riethof (Latin American Politics), Chris Barlow (Accounting and Finance), Jennifer Klunder-Rosser (Nursing), and Joel Haddley (Mathematics). They all shared their lightbulb moment (when they felt their students were ‘getting it’), an essential teaching prop or pedagogy and one luxury item to relax off duty.


Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 3

Posted on: 15 December 2020 | Category: General

People in Online Meeting

Episode 3 was recorded on 30th Nov 2020 with three guests from the University of Liverpool: Katherine Whitehurst (Comm & Media), Matt Murphy (Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering) and Matthew Flynn (Music). They all shared their lightbulb moment (when they felt their students were ‘getting it’), an essential teaching prop or pedagogy and one luxury item to relax off duty.


Epidemics, Pandemics and Educational Innovation

Posted on: 11 March 2020 | Category: General

Masked Woman and Virus

With rationing in supermarkets, flights cancelled until further notice and the whole of Italy on lock down, to say we live in interesting and uncertain times is an understatement. We thought nothing could rival the complexity of Brexit; but the rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe just goes to show we should never underestimate our ability to be surprised!


Solstice Conference Edge Hill University - 5th-6th June 2019. Who are you and who do you want to be?

Posted on: 16 August 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

Professor Sally Brown Poses

I attended Edge Hill’s Solstice Conference on 5th June 2019 in Ormskirk. It was a productive and fast paced day filled with great practice and inspirational talks. A real highlight of the conference was witnessing Phil Race’s semi-retirement ‘This is Your Life’ presentation and celebration.


Developing Students’ Digital Fluency in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

HSS Digital Fluency Event

On the 17th April 2019 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an event to discuss digital fluency and what that means across different disciplinary contexts.


CanvasCon Europe – 9th October 2018

Posted on: 24 October 2018 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

CanvasCon Europe Event at the Barbican Centre in London

I attended the CanvasCon Europe Event at the Barbican Centre in London about implementing Canvas and the change in VLE's. This blog post documents my experiences from the day.


ALT Conference 25th Anniversary (2018)

Posted on: 11 October 2018 | Category: Conference & Event Reports

A colleague and I attended the annual Association for Learning Technology conference in Manchester on its 25th anniversary. Together we prepared a post about the event and our experiences.