PhD Year 1: Thinking

This being my last post in my week long challenge, brevity is the name of the game - it's Friday evening and I'm totally out of juice. My thinking spaces across the week included the train, the library (with views of the sea) and the beach; and the sun shone throughout which helps no end. Spaces... Continue Reading →

PhD Year 1: Threads

Daily reminders in the form of emails from the University of Edinburgh inform me of vast numbers of presentations, training workshops, seminars, support opportunities and social events. Mostly I let them flow past me, quickly scanning to determine the relevance, the majority ending up deleted, but occasionally I get a tinge of FOMO. It would... Continue Reading →

OER19: tears, laughter and hope

OER was the one conference over the years that was always on my 'must go' list but I never felt that I had a legitimate reason. I wasn't formally involved in open education, either for research or teaching and learning. Yet, by default, I am an open practitioner, I instinctively share and ensure that as... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Meddler-in-the-Middle: LSP Journey Part 1

Chris Barbalis I’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to London for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) facilitator training, a four-day intensive course, and this seems a pretty good point to reflect on some recent joining-of-the-dots for me. Being a fan of constructivism and constructionism introducing LSP into medical education seemed a logical extension... Continue Reading →

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 →

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