I have already written an EdTech end of year post, 2020 #altc – The year forged in fire, so this one is looking back at things I have blogged about this year… in around 30 posts this year.
This year, I have blogged less about the conferences I have contributed to and the talks I have given, but fortunately for most of them there are slides or recordings available:
Selected talks from 2020
- VocTeach FE Symposium: Aggregating High Quality Online Educational Resources for FE, talk about AmplifyFE, 17 December 2020;
- Opening plenary: A new ethical framework for Learning Technology, ALT Online Winter Conference, Plenary Chair, 15 December 2020;
- How effective is it? The Pedagogy of EdTech, EdTech Summit panel chair, EdTech Summit, 18 November 2020;
- Keynote: Open Education and Ethical Futures, with Frances Bell, Tannis Morgan and Anne-Marie Scott, OE Global Conference, 16 November 2020;
- What’s next for VocTech and FE? appearance on the VocTech Podcast #214 during the Week of VocTech, listen here, November 2020;
- OLC Global Leadership programme, talk on digital transformation, 15 October 2020;
- CPD Panel at MoodleMoot Ireland & UK, 30 September 2020;
- Learning from 25 years of TEL history to prepare for an uncertain future (slides) – Keynote at the 2020 International eAssessment Question Virtual Conference, online, 23 June 2020;
- Panel: Technology Enhanced Learning – NO BUILDINGS FROM SEPTEMBER: What on earth do we do about the learning experience?, online, 7 May 2020;
- Radical Openness: OLCIdeate Salon with Maren Deepwell, Robin DeRosa, Gerry Hanley, Leigh Graves Wolf, Rajiv Jhangiani, 24 April 2020;
- How we run an online conference: ALT shares expertise: live webinars, recorded session (session 1), slides with links to resources, related blog post by Martin Hawksey, April 2020;
- Wikimedia in Education Summit, 26 February 2020;
- From empowered professional practice to empowerment in the age of surveillance (slides): joint keynote with Martin Hawksey, Data Human Interaction workshop, Edinburgh, 7 February 2020;
- From Administration to Leadership: Scaling Up the Impact of Learning Technology (slides); keynote for the Delivering Technology Enhanced Learning Across Higher Education conference, organised by Inside Government, 28 January 2020;
- Future of Assessment in Higher Education group, continues from 2019.
Virtual Teams blog posts
I have also continued to blog together with my colleague Martin Hawksey about all things leading a virtual team. Given that this was the year of the great migration to home working, this series has been more relevant than ever before and I am glad that we were able to keep blogging through the ups and downs of 2020.
2020 – pandemic posts
- HOW WE SURVIVED A PANDEMIC: PART 6 – WELLBEING AS A HOME-WORKER… WHERE ARE YOU ON THE UNICORNS ‘🦄’ AND PUMPKINS ‘🎃’ SCALE?
- HOW WE SURVIVED A PANDEMIC: PART 5 – VIRTUAL TEAM MEETING ICE BREAKERS FROM THE ALT STAFF TEAM
- How we survived a pandemic: Part 4 – Virtual pizza nights and other distributed team social activities
- How we survived a pandemic: Part 3 – Ups and Downs (and sideways) of life as a virtual team
- How we survived a pandemic: Part 2 – Music, spice and other things nice
- How we survived a pandemic: Part 1 – No kind of normal
2020 – regular posts
- Virtual Teams: moving parts – This month we start our third year as a virtual team and we talk about the ups and downs of moving house as home workers, how to give yourself a break during times of upheaval and supporting each other.
- Virtual Teams: The heartbeat of a virtual team – This month we are talking about Slack, scheduling team meetings, and how our use of technology and different tools affect the rhythm of our work as a virtual team.
Leading Virtual Teams? Homeworking? Is there something you'd like us to discuss? After 3 years of blogging #virtualTeams, 35+ posts & podcasts… 320 comments… 65,000 words, @mhawksey and I are preparing a very special podcast – the final instalment of our series! pic.twitter.com/34EQ0gnU0d— Dr Maren Deepwell (@MarenDeepwell) November 25, 2020
This is the final blog post I wrote for our series this year:
Blogging as the Neon Flaneuse
At the start of the year, in the early days of January, I started a creative project to get drawing and thinking more, blogging in a non-work capacity about all kinds of things: you can have a read here.
On the #ds106radio airwaves
Not much blogging, but I could be found on DS106 Radio most Sunday evenings this year alongside friends from Canada, Tannis and Anne-Marie, playing tunes and chatting about edtech, lockdown living and femedtech.
It’s been great to connect with people all across the world via online radio and I am super grateful that I have been able to discover and connect with this community during 2020.