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 →

Space and reflection

Term is now well underway both with regards to work and study. Summer through to the end of October is by far my busiest time and it feels as if I have finally stopped trying to hang on by my nails, only ever one step ahead. I have been working my way through the huge list by... Continue Reading →

#CMALT is driving me crazy: part 3

So big sigh, it's done, my portfolio has been submitted. This latest instalment tracking my frustrations and musings on my CMALT journey comes a week after my submission so I am in that middle land of having finally succeeded in my goal but not yet knowing the outcome. Support Continued support came from the Twitter-sphere which... Continue Reading →

#CMALT is driving me crazy: part 2

It has been several months since I first blogged about my # CMALT frustrations and whilst I haven’t actually succeeded in writing much more I have had so many unexpected benefits since the post. I would never have guessed at just how much my approach to CPD would change and grow from putting my thoughts out in the... Continue Reading →

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