I remember my Grandmother telling me 'Kate, you must always be kind'. For some reason that really stuck with me, it is a huge part of my personal values. In today's society kindness is one of the traits we admire most in people, along with openness and honesty, empathy and understanding. Yet, in the professional … Continue reading On the pedagogy of kindness
10 years ago this week, at London's Imperial War Museum, I stood before an audience of historians, literary estates, relatives of war poets, and colleagues to launch a new digital archive to support the study of First World War poetry. The archive contained over 7000 carefully selected and digitised poetical manuscripts and primary source material (letters, diaries, photographs … Continue reading Digital sites of memory – have we remembered them?
Last week I packed-up my academic gown, mortar board, approximately 40 tonnes of books, then bid farewell to Oxford. I started working at Oxford, before I was employed by Oxford - taking a summer internship developing Old English digital resources, which are unbelievably still online 17 years later. That September I was given a job … Continue reading More than Dodo
The below text is an extract from my recently submitted teaching portfolio for the University's Enhancing Teaching Programme. As well as including this statement in my portfolio (hard copies submitted), I have placed it here on the Web, hyperlinked to relevant articles - rather than using the required academic referencing format - and open for … Continue reading A Teaching Statement
I have found that providing pedagogical staff development for academics raises a whole heap of challenges in terms of engagement. As part of the Enhancing Teaching Programme I am undertaking with the Oxford Learning Institute I have had the opportunity to reflect on this in relation to the digital pedagogies we hope to embed more … Continue reading Understanding University Lecturers as Learners
Our programme to bring in a new VLE for the University is more than a technology replacement programme. Canvas@Oxford is an opportunity to open up conversations around digital education and the role of the VLE. It also provides an opportunity to break down some of the barriers that exist around using digital tools and spaces … Continue reading Breaking down the barriers, breaking down the vision…Canvas@Oxford