Publications

I’m writing more but publishing less. This will change once the thesis is completed and  turning it into research papers and a book begins. Until then I blog most Friday mornings to keep my writing-brain active and record work and research progress.

The main topics are the impact of technology on higher education teaching and learning. Most posts come under the following:

  • Design for Active Learning (D4AL): an activity-based approach to teaching enhancement (which might or might not include technology),
  • inclusive practice and accessibility in teaching and learning,
  • using social media; digital identity and footprints,
  • building community around digital shifts and practice,
  • understanding digital literacies as situated social practice,
  • supporting online, distance learning (from Degree Apprentices to doctoral research)
  • plus a bit of travel and occasional non-work/research related issues.

2018

In Preparation

Lego in HE Case Study Chrissi Nerantzi (in prep)

War of the Words: a 101 story http://www.101openstories.org/  (in prep) 

Presentations

Digital Rifts to Digital Shifts at the UCISA Spotlight Conference, University of Warwick, May 2018.

Connect or Disconnect: Academic Identity in a Digital Age at the EDEN Conference EXPLORING THE MICRO, MESO AND MACRO: Navigating between  dimensions in the digital learning landscape, Genoa, June 2018

Publications

Watling, S. (2018) Digital shifts: an action research approach to developing digital capabilities for staff who teach and support learning in UK higher education in HE Action Research Guide Case Studies, eds. Lydia Arnold and Lin Norton, Higher Education Academy  https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/hea-action-research-sector-case-studies

Each case study provides an individual’s story of their action research journey. They provide personal insights into the work that was undertaken, assessments of the impact that their research has had on practice, and a summary of any lessons learnt in the process. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/hea-action-research-sector-case-studies 

2017

Presentations

Watling, S. (2017) Digital Shifts: reaching, bridging and crossing digital divides through an agile approach to learning design. Presentation at Jisc Connect More 17, Sheffield, 6 July 2017  https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/connect-more-in-england-sheffield-06-jul-2017  Presentation slides (PDF without notes field)  Connect More Presentation Slides SHEFFIELD July 2017

Watling, S. (2017) Digital Shifts; how staff in UK HE conceptualise learning and teaching in a digital age. University of Northampton Research Student conference.  23-24 June 2017.  https://www.slideshare.net/suewatling/digital-shifts-how-staff-in-uk-he-conceptualise-learning-and-teaching-in-a-digital-age?qid=37405ccf-a5c4-4daf-add0-f5ac5ce8fc4e&v=&b=&from_search=3 

Watling, S. and Lynch, P. (2017) Ghostbusters: exorcising the ghosts of TEL past and TEL present. Who you gonna call for TEL Future? Proposal accepted for ALT Conference September 2017 but withdrawn due to lack of funding. Paper available here Ghostbusting ALT 2017

Invited Blog posts

#HEblogswap 13 september 2017

Blog swap with Chrissi Nerantzi from CELT, MMU, September 2017


 

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LTHEchat no. 92 “Warning! May or may not include technology” with Sue Watling and Patrick Lynch, October 2017 https://lthechat.com/ 

A Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) approach to supporting learning and teaching can have limited impact and reach. Like attracts like and as TEL Advisors we tended to see the same faces at TEL themed workshops and events. Wanting to shift from Technology First to Pedagogy First, we looked for a topic which would be common to all staff involved in teaching and supporting learning, and felt the answer was the design of learning experiences. https://lthechat.com/2017/10/08/lthechat-no-92-warning-may-or-may-not-include-technology-with-sue-watling-suewatling-and-patrick-lynch-thebigparticle/ 

#LTHEchat 82: Evidencing practice for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) with Sue Watling and Patrick Lynch, April 2017 https://lthechat.com/ 

Patrick and I have been invited to experiment with the #lthechat format. Hence this link to a google doc for anyone wanting to break free of the 140 character tweet limit. We’re also flipping. Some (not all!) of the questions are already available on the google doc (above). We are asking is there evidence technology can make a positive difference to learning and teaching, if so, where it is and if not, does it matter?  https://lthechat.com/2017/04/28/lthechat-82-evidencing-practice-for-tel/  

ALT

Technology Enhanced Learning – a literature of hope or despair?  June 2017 https://altc.alt.ac.uk 

It was a wet, cold Friday morning in February when I posted this request to ALT-MEMBERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK  ‘End of week TEL challenge!  During my research I’ve found a host of reports critical of the claims of TEL and the quality of TEL research. Calling on Surowiecki’s ‘wisdom of crowds’ I wondered who on the list could point me towards evidence of TEL enhancing learning/teaching.’ June 2017 https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/2017/06/technology-enhanced-learning-a-literature-of-hope-of-hope-or-despair/#gref

JISC

Opt-in? Opt-out?  on the Jisc Accessible Organisations blog, March 2017  https://accessibility.jiscinvolve.org/ 

Technology often overtakes ethics. Lecture capture is one such example, with powerful (and sometimes controversial) implications for accessibility. Sue Watling, Academic Advisor for Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Hull, muses on the issues in this guest post. https://accessibility.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2017/03/15/opting/


2016

#LTHEchat No 46 with Sue Watling (@suewatling): Digital inclusion and accessibility   February 2016 https://lthechat.com/

My current research is e-teaching; the missing element of e-learning and I support the pedagogical use of VLE and development of digital capabilities for staff and students. I’ve worked with educational technology since the 1990’s; the days of DOS, 5 ¼ inch floppy disks and dot matrix printers. For me, accessibility is about awareness of the diversity of ways people use computers and access the internet, and taking steps to avoid creating inadvertent barriers when uploading learning and teaching resources.  https://lthechat.com/2016/02/15/lthechat-no-46-sue-sue-watling-digital-inclusion-and-accessibility/ 

Watling, S. (2016) Book Review: Learning with the labyrinth: creating reflective space in higher education, edited by Jan Sellers and Bernard Moss. In the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, no 10, December 2013
http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe&page=index

Watling, S. (2016) War of the Words: Uncovering connections between poetics and research and gaining new insights through the #creativeHE conversation. In the Creative Academic Magazine, 5, September 2016, pp 58-60, ‘Exploring Creative Ecologies’.
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/cam_5.pdf 

Watling, S. (2016) Changing Jobs, Changing Institutions, Changing my Future: The ecology of transition, learning and development. In Lifewide Education, 16, March 2016 ‘Ecologies Professional Learning and Development’  http://www.lifewideeducation.uk/magazine.html

Conference presentations 

Watling, S. (2016) Finding and minding the gaps; digital diversity in higher education. Presentation: UCISA Digital Spotlight Conference. Birmingham.

2015

Watling, Sue (2015) e-teaching as companion to e-learning; supporting digital pedagogies and practice with academics in higher education. In Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, University of Greenwich, vol 8 issue 12  https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/compass/article/view/270

Watling, Sue (2015) Know Your Limits. Thesis Whisperer, October 2015  http://thesiswhisperer.com/2015/10/21/know-your-limits/ 

Watling, Sue. (2015) Digital diversity in higher education. Paper presented at SRHE Conference, Newport, South Wales, December 2015. http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2015/abstracts/0213.pdf


The documents below are stored on the repository at http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/ Not all documents are directly downloadable, please contact s.watling@hull.ac.uk for details. 


Watling, Sue (2014) e-teaching craft and practice. In: Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. University of Otago, New Zealand, pp. 431-435. http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz/files/concisepapers/75-Watling.pdf 

Watling, Sue (2013) Preparation for academic practice with OER for international students. Higher Education Academy (HEA) Case Study.

Watling, Sue (2012) Embedding OER practice. Project Report. Higher Education Academy

Watling, Sue (2012) Digital landscapes: inclusive potential versus exclusive practice. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 11 (5). pp.71-83

Watling, Sue and Rogers, Jim (2012) Why social work students need to be careful about online identities. Guardian Social Care. Why social work students need to be careful about online identities | Social Care Network | The Guardian. Friday 5 October 2012.

Watling, Sue (2012) Student as producer and open educational resources: enhancing learning through digital scholarship. Effective Learning in Social Science (ELiSS), 4 (3).

Watling, Sue (2012) Digital exclusion: potential implications for social work education. Social Work Education, 31 (1). pp. 125-130.

Watling, Sue (2012) Invisible publics: higher education and digital exclusion. In: Towards teaching in public: reshaping the modern university. Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

Watling, Sue (2012) Sensory awareness and social work [Michelle Evans and Andrew Whittaker; review of]. Practice: Social Work in Action , 24 (1). pp. 69-70.

Watling, Sue (2011) Digital exclusion: coming out from behind closed doors. Disability and Society, 26 (4). pp. 491-495.

Watling, Sue and Crawford, Karin (2011) Digital exclusion: implications for human services practitioners. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 28 (4). pp. 205-216.

Watling, Sue and Hagyard, Andy (2010) The student as producer: learning by doing research. In: Doing Research in Learning Development in Higher Education. Universities into the 21st Century . Palgrave Macmillan.

Watling, Sue (2009) ‘Getting Started’: pre-induction access to higher education. In: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2009, 26 – 30 October 2009, Vancouver.

Watling, Sue (2009) Pheromone therapy: design for learning online. In: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education, 9-11 July 2009, Athens, Greece.

Watling, Sue and Saunders, Gary (2009) Cats and dogs and pheromones: researching the student experience. In: Athens Institute Education and Research (ATINER) 11th Education Conference, 25-28 May 2009, Athens, Greece.

Watling, Sue (2009) Technology-enhanced learning: a new digital divide? In: The future of higher education: policy, pedagogy and the student experience. Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

Conference Presentations

TO ADD

  • Annual Research Student Conference, University of Northampton 2017
  • Jisc Connect, Liverpool July 2016
  • Digital Capabilities Spotlight, Birmingham July 2016
  • BETT Technology, London January 2016,
  • Making Research Count Keynote, Preston, Lancashire, January 2016
  • SRHE Conference, Newport, South Wales, December 2015,

Watling, Sue (2015) E-learning, e-teaching, e-literacies: enhancement versus exclusion. Presentation Slides from: Academic Practice and Technology Conference 2015: Flipping the Institution, higher education in the post digital age, 7 july 2015, University of Greenwich.

Watling, Sue (2015) 3 digital C’s competency, capability and confidence: an action research approach to digital development. Presentation slides from: Blackboard World Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, 21 – 24 July 2015, Washington DC.

Watling, Sue (2014) e-teaching: from digitally shy to digitally confident. Presentation slides from: Blackboard World 2014 Conference, 15 – 17 July 2014, Las Vegas.

Watling, Sue (2014) Teaching and learning in a digital age: myths and realities. Presentation slides from: Festival of Teaching and Learning, 20 June 2014, University of Lincoln.

Watling, Sue and Rogers, Jim (2014) Digital danger: the dark side of the net. Presentation slides from: Behind Closed Doors, 1 April 2014, University of Lincoln.

Watling, Sue (2014) Teaching and learning in a digital age: myths of digital competence. Presentation slides from: Life of i; 14th Durham BB Users Conference, 9 – 10 January 2014, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University.

Watling, Sue (2013) Student as Producer and OER enhancing learning through digital scholarship. Presentation slides from: Student as Producer Conference 2014, 26 – 27 June 2013, University of Lincoln.

Watling, Sue (2012) Embedding OER practice: supporting staff to deliver student experiences of a lifetime. Presentation slides from: HEA Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2012 , Manchester.

Watling, Sue (2012) Disability: the struggle for inclusion in a digital society. Presentation slides from: Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact , 8-12 July 2012 , Stockholm.

Watling, Sue (2012) Social media and personal identity: the presentation of self online. Presentation slides from: Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact , 8-12 July 2012 , Stockholm .

Watling, Sue (2012) Hitting the ground running; using Blackboard to provide transition support for new students. Presentation slides from: Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2012 , 23-25 April 2012, Antwerp, Belgium. Item availability may be restricted.

Watling, Sue (2012) Embedding OER practice. Presentation slides from: 9th ALDinHE Conference, 2-4 April 2012, University of Leeds.

Watling, Sue and Hagyard, Andy (2011) ‘Getting started’: using technology to enhance student transition into university. Presentation slides from: SEDA Annual Conference 2011 Using Technology to Enhance Learning, 17-18 November 2011, Birmingham.

Watling, Sue (2011) Digital landscapes: ‘inclusive potential versus exclusive practice’. Presentation slides from: 11th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations , 20-22 June 2011, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Watling, Sue (2011) Digital data: your ‘flexible friend’. Conference poster from: 8th ALDinHE Conference Queen’s University Belfast, 18-20 April 2011, Queen’s University Belfast.

Watling, Sue (2011) ‘Getting Started’: beginning the postgraduate research journey

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. In: The Graduate School Conference, 25 February 2011, University of Lincoln.

Watling, Sue (2010) Falling through the net: implications of digital exclusion. Presentation slides from: 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference, 30th June – 2nd July 2010, University of Hertfordshire.

Watling, Sue (2010) Gutenberg to Google: access denied. Presentation slides from: Higher Education Academy Conference 2010, 22-23 June 2010, University of Hertfordshire.

Watling, Sue and Crawford, Karin (2010) Digital exclusion and the social work agenda. Presentation slides from: HUSITA9 at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, 10-14 June 2010, Hong Kong.

Rogers, Jim and Watling, Sue (2010) An approach to meeting the ICT requirements of the social work degree. Presentation slides from: 12th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 4th UK Social Work Research Conference , 30th June- 2nd July 2010, University of Hertfordshire.

Hagyard, Andy and Watling, Sue and Crawford, Karin (2009) Pre registration opportunities for social work degree students. Presentation slides from: 11th Joint Social Work Education Conference and the 3rd UK Social Work Research Conference, 8-10 July 2009, University of Hertfordshire.

Watling, Sue (2009) ‘Getting Started’: pre-induction access to higher education. Presentation slides from: JSWEC 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 3rd UK Social Work Research Conference , 8 – 10 July 2009, University of Hertfordshire.

Watling, Sue and Crawford, Karin (2009) SCOTs: Students Consulting On Teaching. Poster from: Joint Social Work in Education Conference.

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