My personal reflections on #OER17

I started drafting this blog post about the various presentations and panels that I attended at #OER17, but as time has passed and I’ve been reading various blog posts shared by attendees and waded through the twitter stream, I find myself in an odd place of looking back at the past week with mixed emotions on…

vultures

Repositories for OERs, they’re not dead yet

I’ve been hanging on from blogging about this topic for a while for fear of being seen as a vulture attempting to gain from the recent closure of Jorum, hence the feature photo.  Now the Jisc Content and App store has been released as a first preview to the community for feedback and with Jorum switched off…

Repositories for open education & discoverability of OERs

Looking forward to the ALT 2016 Conference

In a couple of weeks I will be presenting at the ALT Annual Conference: Connect, Collaborate, Create taking place at the University of Warwick.  It’s been 10 years since I last attended an ALT conference, how time flies!  My last ALT conference was in 2006 at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I can still recall how impressive the…

Work in progress in the open

So this weekend I find myself writing my first proposal for an international conference which is all a bit daunting, but I find myself wondering why? Fear of presenting … well maybe a little, though I’ll worry about that nearer the time if it gets accepted. The more I think about what to include in…

The infamous battle against Flossie

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending a Springboard Women’s Development programme facilitated by the fantastic Alison Trinder. A programme which focuses on providing women with the tools to realise their values and goals and help overcome hurdles that typically hold us back from achieving them – be that confidence, assertiveness or even being…