Category Archives: EdD General

Taking stock… what am I supposed to be doing again…?

Two months have passed since my last trip to Oxford and we have another one coming up in two weeks. I feel that I’ve been ticking over rather than really attacking the reading I wanted to do; I’ve had a burning desire to read, … Continue reading

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Measuring teaching excellence

Last week I went to an open seminar at Queen Mary titled ‘How can we measure Teaching Excellence?’ Given I’m one of those people who would prefer the first word to be missing from that title, I made a concerted … Continue reading

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Isolation and the distance learner

A couple of years ago I was asked to lead a seminar at the LSE for their Network-Ed series on the needs of the distance learner. Arguably the biggest challenge the distance learner faces is isolation, the effects of which … Continue reading

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My writing self – SWOT analysis

Murray, R. (2013) Writing for Academic Journals. Open University Press. I found myself doing a little SWOT analysis of my ‘writing self’ while working through the first chapter of Murray’s very readable book: Strengths Okay – so, some good stuff … Continue reading

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And so it begins again…

Three-and-a-half months off… was that too long? In some ways it doesn’t feel long enough – it’s been a busy summer what with SOSI and Early Career Researcher training – So here I am drumming up enthusiasm for studying. Doesn’t take much … Continue reading

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Reflections on delivering a workshop on Open Educational Practice

I’ve been leading workshops on Open Educational Practice for 2-3 years and today was the first time I’ve had my final question turned around on me – ‘Lindsay, what will YOU do as a result of the workshop?’. My mind was … Continue reading

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Why do I teach?

I’m currently putting together my assessment portfolio for Writing for Academic Practice, and I found myself going off on an interesting tangent while explaining the personal relevance of the International Journal of Academic Development. I was considering why – having … Continue reading

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The value of the printed book in the liquid modernity

I have to admit that I am feeling converted already to the idea of the book as a vehicle of academic communication, having got through five eighths of one. As a child I devoured books, but my academic career began … Continue reading

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Why I’m blogging my way through the EdD

I became interested in blogs as a learning tool back in 2008 when I was working as an e-learning development officer at the University of Bath and embarking on a Masters in Education. I have no idea what actually sparked … Continue reading

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First assignment in, getting back down to it…

My RRW1 assignment is done and dusted, and Brendan has escaped to the other side of the world for over three weeks. It is summer there. It is still winter here and I am alone except for two bored-looking cats. But … Continue reading

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