Keith Smyth is a Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Highlands and Islands,
Keith visited sunny Sussex for our Summer South Coast Meet Up event in July. In this show Kitty and Paolo caught up with Keith at the event and talked about his book, digital transformation, digital skills and much more.
The book can be found here: Conceptualising the Digital University: The intersection of policy, pedagogy and practice.
Keith Smyth and is also on Twitter
University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
The Learning and Teaching Academy at UHI
Dan and Kitty chat about the last series of the podcast. Picking out some highlights and give you a sneak peek at what you can expect from the next season starting in September.
Thank you for listening this last year, if you haven't already please subscribe where you listen and get in touch through Twitter @SussexTEL @danaxson or @kittyrhorne
Digital Digital Discovery Week Special with Rorden Wilkinson
Online Distance Learning with Rene Moolenaar
Digital Accessibility with David Sloan
Transferable Skills with Mary Krell
Dan Axson and Kitty Horne caught up with Dr Maren Deepwell, CEO of ALT, Mary Agnes Krell, Senior Lecturer in Media and Film Studies and Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education. We talk about all things technology, learning technology, favorite shortcuts and apps we couldn't live without.
We also discuss their formative technology experiences, how technology and equality are an embedded aspect of the PGCertHE and how the learning technology landscape has changed over the last 12 years.
A note on audio (again...). I couldn't mic everyone, so I thought I had enough coverage with the two table top mics and a Blue Snowball, however I forgot to press record on the iPad (for the Snowball) so apologies to Kitty, who has a very quiet audio as a result.
Dr Maren Deepwell
Mary Agnes Krell
Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith
Groups / organisations
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
School of Media, Film and Music (MFM) at the University of Sussex
School of Education and Social Work (ESW) at the University of Sussex
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the University of Sussex
How it was made.
Two standard table top mics into Zoom H4n
Blue Snowball into iPad
Forgot to press go on iPad for the Snowball (Sorry Kitty)
Salvage audio in Adobe Audition
Record Intro and Outro with Table top mics into Zoom H4n
Build show in GarageBand
Export to Anchor.fm
Run through Otter.ai for Transcript
Daniel is a PHD Student at the University of Sussex, working on tangible interfaces amongst other things in the Sussex Computer Human Interaction lab. As part of our Digital Accessibility series I caught up with Daniel about his experience of losing his sight at age 17. A crucial time in education and just as he was planning his university journey.
Daniel talks about his experience of this, the challenges and how he was supported, along with some tools he uses. Daniel finishes by giving some great advice.
A transcript will be available on the Technology Enhanced Learning website.
Organisations / Teams
Sussex Computer Human Interaction - SCHI LAB
Technology Enhanced Learning
Apple iOS VoiceOver
Unmentioned resources that may be of interest
Diversity and Ability
Ability Net ‘Making Your Computer Talk’
(Sussex) Sussex Regional Access Centre
(University of Sussex) Student Support Unit
On this show I had the opportunity to chat to Dawn Green, Development Co-ordinator at the Karten Network. Dawn also chairs the technology steering group, which meets to support the work of Natspec and the TechAbility service. More details of which can be found below.
I didn't have long with Dawn, so this provides a brief overview of the work of the Karten Network. I strongly encourage you to find out more about the network, the trust and the great work that results in their investments.
Note: This was during a lunch break, so there is some background noise, apologies for that.
Until next time, thanks for listening.
The Karten Network
Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Sussex
Dr. David Sloan has been working in the field of digital accessibility and inclusive design for nearly 20 years. In February he visited the University of Sussex to talk to staff about how we as an organisation and as individuals can build our own capability in this space.
After his seminar I caught up with David to ask about how he got in to this field, how the landscape has changed over the last 20 years and how it might change over the next 20 and of course asked him for his favourite shortcut.
Link to seminar video, seminar slides and transcript of this podcast
The following are all links to various things mentioned throughout the show,
People and Sussex TEL information
David Sloan on Twitter
The Paciello Group Website (TPG)
Dan Axson on Twitter
Sussex TEL on Twitter
Technology Enhanced Learning workshops
Iris by Grapheel
Seeing AI by Microsoft
Nike Run Club
Further accessibility resources and other mentions
Guidance from UK Gov on making your app or website more accessible
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview
National Star College in the news
In this episode of the TEL:US podcast, Kitty Horne and I chat to René Moolenaar about his experiences of teaching one of the universities first online distant learning modules. We talk about the ways in which he builds community, promotes peer interaction and how simple tool available in Canvas help him to do this.
I also introduce two new features of the podcast; Shortcut of the Show and App of the Show. I'm a big fan of little wins that keyboard shortcuts can give. They are not the most exciting thing to talk about, so I've added reverb...
Please let us know if you have any feedback about the podcast, likewise if you want to get involved or have a contender for Shortcut of the Show.
Thanks for listening.
More information about our 100% online masters modules
Technology Enhanced Learning Website
The Campus is dead, long live the campus. Blog post.
In this episode I chat to Head of Library Content Delivery & Digital Strategy Joanna Ball, Learning Technologist Kitty Horne and DPVC Professor Rorden Wilkinson about Digital Discovery Week at the University of Sussex. #SussexDDW
Find out more info here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/library/about/digital
Dan Axson: twitter.com/danaxson
Kitty Horne: twitter.com/kittyrhorne
Joanna Ball: twitter.com/joanna_ball
Rorden Wilkinson: twitter.com/RordenWilkinson
Our first TEL US podcast using the new creation tools in Anchor.fm
Tab and Dan talk Canvas, Anchor and 360 cameras.