Talks in 2020

Just for personal reflection I thought I would go through the talks I gave in 2020. To be honest I wasn’t expecting there to be as many as this for obvious reasons. Not entirely sure what 2021 will bring talk wise, you’ll just have to watch this space 🙂

Meeting around a document by Visual Thinkery is licenced under CC-BY-ND

How we survived a pandemic: Part 1 – No kind of normal

We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’. It’s open leadership in practice and in pandemic times. For regular readers this is a slight departure from our regular ‘Virtual Teams’ posts taking a broader view of work whilst midst global pandemic.

Repost: Openness in the age of surveillance

This is a cross-post from on 28 February 2020. Less than a month on and OER20 has been impacted by the global situation and has had to move online. A number of the face-to-face sessions will no longer be run but a number will be and there is now free registration available for the reduced online programme.

Photo by Farzad Nazifi on Unsplash

The ALT Virtual Teams Stack

ALT has worked as a fully distributed organization for almost two years now and I thought it would be useful to share the technology and services we use to support our distributed team, aka ‘The ALT Stack’.


On becoming a Certified Member of ALT #CMALT

After many years of procrastination and several long haul flights was successful in completing my CMALT Accreditation. For those that don’t know the ‘CMALT Accreditation Framework provides pathways to peer-assessed accreditation for Learning Technology professionals in the UK and internationally’ and is administered by the Association for Learning Technology. Gaining CMALT has been on my […]

Behind the scenes

#Domains19: The art of surveillance and video production

Back in February I was announced as one of the featured artists at Domains19. Jim has captured the moment in the announcement post: The idea for having Martin speak at Domains was a happy accident while speaking with both Maren Deepwell and Martin about ideas for OER19. He had done something wild with a Raspberry […]

#OpenBlog19 – Dag nabit, I wish there was a tool that… (which is GDPR compliant)

David Hopkins has come up with an interesting initiative for a ‘pay it forward‘ blogging/writing challenge: The premise is simple … once nominated you will be presented with a title or theme with which you can write about. You can write this on whatever medium you like or prefer to use (blog, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.), […]

#Domains19 Minority Report Part 1: Face it, Gif it

In short how to personalize animated gifs by generating them in the browser

Emergency Rations #EdTechRations – Wearables

I was recently delighted to be asked by David Hopkins to contribute a vinnette for his latest book ‘Emergency Rations #EdTechRations’. The book: book is a collection of 40 world leading teachers, academics, influencers, critics and practitioners who have answered the question “have you ever walked out the door to go to work, the shops, […]

Getting Inspired by IWMW (see you at #iwmw16)

This is a repost of a guest post I wrote for the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) event. Original post is here and thanks to Brian Kelly for edits. The first IWMW I remember was 2008 not that I was there but as I’d just taken up a role as e-Learning Advisor at the Jisc […]

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