Episode 1 – Digital Education Practices Podcast Launch

In this initial episode, I set out why I am launching the Digital Education Practices: What works? podcast. I talk briefly about the inspiration for this podcast, its purpose and give a few resources and tips for moving to digital education quickly. 

My role in brief

First and foremost, I am a pedagogue who co-develops pedagogy-informed curricula, programmes and modules through developing the knowledge and skills of colleagues especially when it comes to technology enhanced learning and teaching.

My background is in pedagogy in higher education and I’ve been teaching since 2005. To achieve the above, I provide pedagogic advice, consultation, guidance, insight and developmental support through coaching and mentoring colleagues to develop content and activities for both blended and fully online/digital education experiences. I regularly source, share and highlight good practices from across the institution and disciplines and greater higher education and draw upon these to develop good practices that can be implemented locally.

Subscription links & how to listen

To subscribe, I’ve put the podcast on Spotify in the first instance. I’ve also submitted it to Apple iTunes and Google Podcasts. You can find the RSS feed, the first episode and a link to the Spotify space below.

The direct RSS feed is: https://pinecast.com/feed/digital-education-practices and you can add this to your favorite podcast player.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • EDUCAUSE is a non-profit that is publishing a lot of insightful articles on digital education and online learning and teaching https://www.educause.edu/
  • Harvard Business Review is putting out a lot of free articles related to coronavirus that relate to a lot of subjects: https://hbr.org/insight-center/coronavirus.
  • Johns Hopkins Project MUSE has a lot of free ebooks available at https://muse.jhu.edu/ – and this is just one of many publishers that has made ebooks and articles freely available.

Inspirations for this podcast:

I always try to give credit where it’s due because I feel it’s important to do this and to reward people for their time and efforts. Two big inspirations for this podcast come from Sophie Bailey and The EdTech Podcast and Jennifer Gonzalez and The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast for the podcasts they’ve created as they’ve given me a few ideas, help and thoughts to consider.

Other thanks go to friends and colleagues: Sara Felix, Casey Cross, Gary Riley-Jones, Mark Dawson and the ISS colleagues I work closely with and the many other colleagues in the Lancaster University Management School and Lancaster University in Lancaster, England, UK (not Lancaster, Pennsylvania!) and other universities that I chat, consult and work with on a regular basis.

Finally, I’ve also been inspired after reading An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel, co-creators of Hybrid Pedagogy. An Urgency of Teachers can also be accessed here: https://criticaldigitalpedagogy.pressbooks.com/.

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