As things continue to develop in education as a response to the worldwide move to online education during the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us who have been involved in distance learning are able to share meaningul insights to support others in our community.
In my university, my status as a ‘digital champion’ has meant that I have been able to support others moving online, which is a privilege, but one that is always seen through my positional lens of ‘pedagogy before technology’. My digital champion video, filmed as part of my university’s response to supporting staff to pivot to online learning, is below.
It’s also good to see that my background in digital and visual research methods has now found a wider audience than before. The Quantitative Methods Initiative has published a page tracking what switching to teaching and learning online means for research methods, and I’m pleased that my presentation on video calling and desktop sharing (VCDS) as a research method for studying lesson planning is included. I currently have an article under review based on this aspect of my doctoral studies.