Author Archives: teresamac

About teresamac

Experienced language educator and innovator, now retired. Taught and managed language teaching (French and Spanish) for 35 years, researching voice over the internet and telecollaboration (virtual exchange) in language teaching, informal learning, assessment and learning theories.

#LTHEchat 251: Working in the third space to support learning and teaching. Led by @dixxyd and @emilythemac 8pm UK.

What is the ‘third space’? Third space is a term used in a HE context primarily to describe activity taking place between academic and professional settings (Whitchurch, 2008 and 2013) – in contemporary HE more and more roles have been … Continue reading

Posted in community, end of year post, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 250: Digital Accessibility: it’s personal. Led by @xlearn. Wed 14th December, 8pm UK.

Digital Accessibility: it’s personal. Forgive me if this blog post is a little different from other #LTHE chat blog posts. I was looking through last week’s chat and other recent discussions about accessibility and wondering what I could bring to … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 249 Supporting disabled students to fulfil their potential in H.E – transforming attitudes, processes and provision. Led by @DrEllieDavison, @jocopson_ and disabled students from the University of Lincoln. Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 20:00 UK.

Almost one in five Higher Education students is disabled (Office for Students, 2022a) and disabled students are statistically less likely than non-disabled students to complete their course or to graduate with first or upper second class degrees (Office for Students, … Continue reading

Posted in accessibility, announcement, equity, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 248: Digital capabilities. Led by @sumingkhoo Wed 23rd November 8pm UK.

It’s been a bit of a rush to get this blog out this week as it’s that busy time of the semester, when teaching duties run up against administrative and research deadlines. Thanks to Tim Fawns for kindly swapping with … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 247 Entangled pedagogy in design and institutional collaboration. Led by @timbocop Wed 16th November 8pm UK.

“Entangled pedagogy” is a way of thinking about complexity in education, and how different elements combine to in emergent activity.  In the diagram above (which is more fully explained in the Entangled Pedagogy OER and journal paper), I try to … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, collaboration, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 246: Podcasting in Higher Education: Informing Practice or Just Podcrastination? Led by @MarkChilds and @JSecker Wed 9th November 8pm UK.

There are many, many podcasts about higher education out there. Feedspot lists their top 45 in the UK https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_education_podcasts/ which are a mix of discussions about higher education policy, advice to students and explorations of the role of technology in … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 245: Teaching Teams  – Lecturers, Academic Developers, Learning Technologists, Learning Designers and Many Others! Led by @mphillpott

Traditionally most courses in Higher Education institutions are devised predominantly by academic staff who are the experts on the subject that is going to be taught. It has long been recognised, however, that academics are not necessarily professionally trained in … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 243: Self exclusion – through digital inequalities. Led by Christina Elliott @Dr_CL_Elliott with @scottturneruon and @gamergazz. Wed. 12th October 8pm UK.

In many respects this tweetchat follows on from the fantastic discussion #LTHEchat 238: Digital Inequality led by Puiyin Wong @Puiyin, 15th June 2022. During this discussion we discovered that the three of us had made the same worrying observation during … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, equity, guest | Leave a comment

#LTHEchat 242: Social media and identity. Led by Lenandlar Singh, Wed 5th October, 8pm UK.

Background. How does social media help you to develop as an educator? My PhD research looks at how early career researchers use Twitter for identity development. Framed around the Identity-Trajectory framework (McAlpine et al, 2014) my research explores how early … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

#LTHEchat 241: Let’s talk about time. Led by Alexandra Mihai @Anda19 Wednesday 21st Sept, 8pm BST.

Estimating time and workload in course design. Time is a crucial element in planning teaching and learning. In the past 3 years we have been forced to pay more attention to it as teaching and learning have a different temporal … Continue reading

Posted in announcement, guest | Tagged , | Leave a comment