Our new publishing system

July 29, 2016 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is an icebreaker.

Ice breakingStephen and Simon have given me and BeJLT a huge Christmas present. Just what I always wanted from Santa: a WordPress and Zotero-based knowledge management system set up to publish academic articles. Beautiful framework, which I am starting to take liberties with. I hope I don’t wreck the new shiny. Daddy, I bent your motorcar. I know it was the first time I drove it. I know I didn’t really but I sort of asked where the keys were.

My first task as editor will be to introduce the editorial top team, me, Didi, Peter and Mary into the use of the system. I have a lot to learn and I have been using WordPress and Zotero for years. I am stepping outside my comfort zone into my own developmental, liminal space or zone of proximal development. I trust you to help hold me there and enter into the journey with me. We will scaffold it here on the site.

I have invited Didi, Peter and Mary to be members of the Zotero group library. I now invite them to create their own Zotero accounts.

I shall, shortly invite them to be editors of this WordPress.

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George Roberts

George Roberts is Principal Lecturer Student Experience in Educational Development. He has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships. He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies. He completed a doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large estate. He also undertakes research into the pedagogical, social and technical dimensions of e-learning nationally and internationally and is interested in the interactions between personal identity and the values and beliefs that are embedded in the artefacts of Learning Technology. George is editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching (HEJLT). Previously, George taught on the Open University MA course, “Language and Literacy in a Changing World”. He was on the Executive Committee of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and head of the organising committee of the ALT-C conference from 2005-2007. For 10 years before joining Brookes he was an instructional designer in the international energy industry. If you want to know more about his professional activities online: https://plus.google.com/107024825185905450353/about http://rworld2.brookesblogs.net/

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