Category: academia

Some updates from recent activities

Advisory group I recently got back from a trip to South Africa where I was part of an advisory committee drawing out concepts of ‘Digital Education Leadership’. The project is commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning as part of their Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) […]

Reflections on writing my monograph 2

When it comes to reformulating/revising/building or cutting up a doctoral dissertation into a more accessible book, how one handles the review of the literature is not so straightforward – so I am finding. The Literature Review chapter of a PhD serves a certain purpose. It situates your research […]

SRHE conference papers

I enjoyed delivering two papers at this year’s SRHE conference at Celtic Manor in Newport (Wales), the first of which was on my research of student assignment writing and the second on the Academics’ Writing project. The Prezi for the first one is here (unable to embed in […]

Conference paper: Being an academic

This is the second conference paper that I will be delivering at the SRHE Annual Conference this December in Newport: Being an academic: The changing writing practices of academics and how they influence professional identity Keywords: academic writing, higher education, literacies, ethnography, knowledge creation Abstract This paper explores […]

Beyond A4, part 2

This post follows a previous post (Beyond A4, part 1) and is based on the notes to my lecture at the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre annual Spring conference at the University of York. The lecture was entitled ‘Beyond A4: PhDs writing for multiple audiences’. Disruptions Whilst academic […]