Men, maybe your teaching isn’t as awesome as your students say it is


Today I had the pleasure of attending an information session for academics on the topic of digital ¬†footprint management. While digital footprints is something I’m passionate about it isn’t the subject of this post.

Anyway I was looking forward to this and was there early. A male academic walked in and upon meeting the woman running the session he joked that she was going to get bad feedback on the session because she “was a girl”. Continue reading

Social Equity and Digital Footprints

University students with devices 1On Tuesday 31st May I was invited to give a seminar at the University of Leicester’s Leicester Learning Institute. I talked about research that I had done with colleagues at the University of Newcastle on the Digital Footprint awareness of university students being an emerging equity issue for higher education. The overview of this research led to a very interesting discussion with those there about equity, digital technologies and cyber ethics. Continue reading

Back to blogging

While this is my first post here, I am not new to blogging. While completing my Ph.D (2001-2010) I spent a lot of time in the Australian feminist blogosphere. My old blog can be found here. Dr Frances Shaw’s research on the Oz feminist blogosphere can be found here. I was interviewed by Frances as part of her doctoral research which shows that even my ‘tool of procrastination’ blog was actually (once-upon-a-time last decade) a part of something bigger. Continue reading