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The ORCID is the only thing that will go with you throughout your research and professional history and journey. My personal ORCID is http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7856-5093 ORCID is on Twitter https://twitter.com/ORCID_Org There is a current discussion through that stream about #recognizereview I am aware of ImpactStory which does take ORCIDs, but that is for software.

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Friday (9/16) I successfully presented my dissertation proposal and have permission to move forward.  (Which explains why this blog has been so quiet – all my writing has been focused on my dissertation research.) Some Background I have done the work.  I have searched (and continue to search) the literature.  I have written and rewritten over […]

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Excellent link to NSW grey literature, Haefligers: http://nswaol.library.usyd.edu.au/view?docId=pdfs/13834_ID_Thorp2008HaefligersCottageHillEndExcavRpt.pdf This Thing is dealing with Altmetrics, which dear Susan is an expert in and proponent of.

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With the change of seasons and the government probably changing colour, it will soon be the season for government departments to be lifted, divided, re-planted in new beds and (in some cases) composted. If we also have to re-do our departmental mission statement, I would like to put in a plug for the usefulness of […]

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What is Workflowy? Workflowy is hugely simple. It is a to-do list in a hierarchical style, which allows the user to zoom in to see just the set of jobs under a bullet point, and also share this targeted subset of tasks with others via a secret shared link.You can choose whether or not to […]

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12e4c3c911bef07ecd1ae20132db4da4_13I completed the activities in this Thing, but did not find any video data suitable for my practice needs in either of the repositories I explored.


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7cedfeebb7ac45776669f2bb10c2e587_13The SAGE publication on this is in Macquarie library:

Corti, L. (2014). Managing and sharing research data : a guide to good practice / Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop & Matthew Woollard. (V. van den Eynden, L. Bishop, & M. Woollard, Eds.). BOOK, Los Angeles Sage.

The 23Things materials have an excellent summary of the research lifecyle: from “having a brilliant idea” to “making ground breaking discoveries” to “telling the world about it”


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At Royal Holloway, University of London we switched to Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS) and the Moodle V2 direct plug-in last week.  Approximately 50% of our submissions are marked using GradeMark, but the issues we had last year were likely to prevent further significant growth in this area.  TFS addresses the sluggish performance of the Document […]

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Today Thom has asked me to come along to a session with my colleagues from the School of Interprofessional Health Studies.  And so, I’m thinking about what I might share with this group; what is it that has been the key learning for me over the past couple of years?

I think there are 3 key points I’d like to share:

  1. Being a learner makes you a more understanding, effective teacher.

I’ve gone back to my first terrifying blog post.

screenshot-2016-09-07-09-47-51Now, looking back I wonder what was so difficult! I’ve always used online technology in my teaching but realised that over the years I had become very comfortable and confident with the specific tool I used. So for me it has been hugely important to feel uncomfortable and unsettled and rediscover what it feels like to learn how to use new tools. It’s good for me personally but essential for me as a teacher to better understand what my students may be experiencing and the different ways we learn new things.

2. Learning involves and requires a supportive environment: Mucking things up is a great way to learn!

One of the highlights of working with Thom has been the botch ups! Being in an environment where mistakes are ok, where we are encouraged to work things out for ourselves, where we can laugh and learn together has been a treat. Again it trickles down to how we work with our on students; about being authentic and perhaps feeling ok about being vulnerable.

Who would have though my phone’s camera had a ‘right way up’??!!

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With this outlook, students are appreciative:

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This quest for authenticity within the online learning environment has led me to adopt Bambuser , live mobile broadcasting App, as a key digital learning and teaching tool. The ‘live’ broadcast goes some way for replicating the ‘one-take only’ reality of face to face teaching where we cannot edit or retrospectively tidy up our presentation. For me this tool has been a key part of my development as an online teacher and learner. Authentic, live and uneditable!

“… first of all I just wanted to say thank you for being so helpful with your online videos that have allowed me to understand the assignment much better… it doesn’t feel like a online course anymore great job”

3. The Community of Practice (COP) is a central component to professional development.

Perhaps the most significant outcome of our time with Thom has been the development and our Health Law and Ethics COP. Although very small and with some fluctuations in terms of membership a core group of four has regularly met. The surface focus is usually on learning about and then how to use a specific digital tool: Twitter, WordPress, Vine, audioBoom, TodaysMeet, etc. But the underlying essence has been on being together, learning together, sharing experiences, being supportive, collectively considering our specific learning and teaching requirements, considering our respective students’ needs, testing ideas out and getting to know one another on a new level.

This has been immensely beneficial to the ways we work together and support one another. Ultimately we hope it will also transfer into improved learning experiences for our students but along the way we’re certainly having fun…and some great coffee!