Prof Eileen Scanlon, my colleague and line manager, has been awarded the first Regius Professorship in Open Education. I feel incredibly privileged and honoured to be working with her. Excerpt from the press release below:
“Professor Scanlon is an internationally recognised luminary in the field of educational technology and public understanding of science. During her 37 years of service to the OU, Professor Scanlon has developed a pedagogic insight which has exerted a major impact on the direction of OU research in these areas.
IET is at the hub of the OU’s continuing research into, and development of, the latest open educational technologies for learning and teaching, enabling the University to deliver quality at scale. This is also a fitting way of recognising the 50th anniversary of the announcement of a ‘University of the Air’, the idea from which the OU was born.”
So, a new year and a new place for me to put everything for my professional life… maybe not a regular blog in the fullest sense of the word, but somewhere I can collate all my papers and research activities into one place. Somewhere that I have some small element of control over, where I’m not at the whims of unforgiving databases or badly-designed publication collection websites.
Here you should be able to find pre-prints of all my papers and a record of the projects I’m involved with, both past or present. Some of this information can also be found on my website at the Open University or my academia.edu site; you can also find my presentations on SlideShare or if you’d like to connect with me, please look me up on LinkedIn. I also occasionally use Twitter to share any interesting news and links. And I recently signed up for ORCiD, a kind-of DOI for authors.
So… now to populate the other pages of this blog. Onwards and upwards! :)