Welcome to episode 5 of the Teaching Matters podcast: Blogging to enhance professional practice.
The Teaching Matters podcast accompanies and complements the Teaching Matters blog, adding another space for students and staff to have conversations and debates around learning and teaching at the University of Edinburgh. Students and staff are invited to engage in topical conversations, which are recorded and edited as podcast episodes. In general, the podcast topics align with the Teaching Matters’ mini-series, but will also aim to capture other important discussions across the University around learning and teaching.
Episode 4 and 5 accompany the Academic Blogging mini-series. In episode 4, student guest host, Lila Pitcher, led a discussion with Dr Nina Morris and Dr Hazel Christie about the benefits, and challenges, of using blogging as an innovative form of assessment.
In episode 5, Karen Howie (Technology Enhanced Learning Team Manager in Learning, Teaching and Web, Information Services) hosts a conversation about blogging to enhance your professional practice. She talks with University of Edinburgh staff members, Eli Appleby-Donald (Learning Technologist at Edinburgh College of Art) and Lorna M. Campbell (Senior Service Manager for Learning Technology in Learning, Teaching and Web, Information Services), along with PhD student, James Lamb (a Doctoral Student within the Centre for Research in Digital Education, in the Moray House School of Education and Sport), about the art of blogging, the difference between various types of blogs, frequency of posts, maintaining and promoting a blog, how to deal with ‘blogger’s block’, and engaging with your audience.
If you would like to learn more about CMALT (Certified Membership for the Association for Learning Technology) scheme, mentioned by Lorna, please read the recent post by Lorna, Susan Greig and Daphne Loads.
Teaching Matters podcast credits:
Guest host: Karen Howie (Learning, Teaching and Web, IS)
Director and Editor: Jenny Scoles and Sarah Thomas (Institute for Academic Development)
Advisor: Karen Howie and Lorna M. Campbell (Learning, Teaching and Web, IS)