All entries for January 2023
January 30, 2023
Nick Skelton from JISC posts about research he has undertaken looking at how higher education leaders are putting digital at the heart of institutional strategy:
January 23, 2023
This short THE Campus piece discusses the importance of compassionate communication and the benefits that it brings to students. It provides advice on how to embed compassionate communication into group working activities when teaching online.
January 17, 2023
In this podcast, the discussion focuses on the use of Alt Text and how it can enhance the accessibility of online images, gifs and infographics. There are some particularly useful tips for those who make use of Twitter in their teaching. All the resources discussed in the podcast are available on the episode webpage.
January 09, 2023
Hybrid Pedagogy ‘is a community, a conversation, a collaboration, a school, and a journal…It combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses for technology and new media in education .” Take a few moments to explore its website, which includes Editors Picks’ and a podcast section.
January 03, 2023
Welcome to the new year and a new term. We hope that you have managed to have a restful break and spent some time with your loved ones. Is one of your new year's resolutions to start your research journey? Ever considered blogging as a first step?
What is WJETT?
The WJETT blog or Warwick Journal of Education - Transforming Teaching blog is designed to encourage staff and students to disseminate good practice and to engage with their peers on academic cultural critique or areas of research that they find interesting. With the increased focus on ‘teachers as researchers’ in the sector, many qualified teachers are expected to publish the outcomes of any action research projects they undertake. The WJETT blog can be the first step on your journey towards publishing and enables you to experience publishing and reviewing in a friendly and supportive environment.
Can I write about anything in my blog post?
Yes pretty much. Academic cultural critique (Thomson and Mewburn, 2013) is always a good source of content for academic blogs. This can include (but is not limited to) comments and reflections on funding; higher education policy or academic life. You might also want to consider blogging about:
- Academic practice (Saper, 2006)
- Information and/or self-help advice
- Technical, teaching and careers advice
- Your research or practice
- How you’ve undertaken research
- The impact of research on your practice
- An area of research/practice that interests you
- Your teaching experiences/reflections
How long can my blog post be?
Each individual blog post should be no longer than 500 words. Long blocks of text are sometimes hard for readers to digest. Break up your content into shorter paragraphs, bullet points and lists whenever possible. Also include a list of keywords or tags as this makes it easier for Google to find your work.
Do I need to use citations?
No, this is a reflective piece so it does not need to include citations (but you obviously can include them if they are relevant).
Can I include links or images?
We would encourage you to include links to any articles that you have considered whilst writing your blog post. We also welcome the use of images (as long as you have permission to use them) as they can often help to illustrate a point and obviously will not be included in the word limit. Please remember this is a public site so if you want to include images of your students in your classes then you will need permission to do this.
What is the process for submitting a piece of work?
Your blog post should be emailed to me at A.Ball.firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the submission has been reviewed it will either be uploaded at the beginning of the next available week or sent back to you for editing if it requires amendments. You should then send the amended work to me once again and I will then upload it onto the WJETT site.