Diving into #clmooc

Having been on the periphery of previous #clmooc (Connected Learning MOOC (#clmooc) A Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration) runs this year I was determined to dive on in. The barriers to joining in were to do with summer being my busiest time, for workload and family, but after so many years of following on the... Continue Reading →

Twitter Me

Who is Twitter Me? Who do people see? Professional Me? #edtech in HE, #digitalliteracies, reflection? At Home Me? Gardening, baking, making, reading, parenting? What now – she has kids? (Don’t you see; I have three – growing & learning; Ridiculously bendy and endlessly in-de-fa-tig-able) Overly optimistic of what can be done with no time to spare?... Continue Reading →

#CMALT is driving me crazy: part 4

At this point the title of this series ‘#CMALT is driving me crazy’ maybe needs updated to ‘#CMALT drove me crazy’ as I officially received my certificate and badge in January. It was even more exciting as I wasn’t required to make any changes. Cue an immediate celebration on Twitter but it is now time to... Continue Reading →

Give yourself a mental ‘Valentine’

People put a lot of focus on Motivation Monday but today is Tuesday and I am struggling, at least struggling more than normal. I walked through the park this morning listening to the birds and noticing the many signs of spring, from blossoms to flowers, trying to calm my sense of panic and the blackness threatening... Continue Reading →

Hello 2017

Unbelievably January is already gone into the ether so I need to get this post out before it gets forgotten in the bottom drawer along with all the other well intentioned posts. I have been mulling over my professional development to-do-list since summing up 2016 in my last post and a meeting with colleagues this afternoon clarified... Continue Reading →

Farewell 2016

There is absolutely no doubt that 2016 was an utterly horrific one on so many levels. Many people have written of their frustrations and pain much more eloquently than I ever could so I simply want to wish that the new year brings significantly less tragedy and pain. Somewhat guiltily against this dark backdrop of... Continue Reading →

#NextGenDL Conference

Reflections from a 5* conference introvert I had a great start to November with a trip to Dublin which is always a welcome event in my calendar. Dinner and theatre to celebrate the last of October then the new month was welcomed in at Dublin City University at The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium 2016.... Continue Reading →

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