David Roberts: The power of images in teaching dyslexic students

INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that the number of dyslexic students entering Higher Education (HE) has increased in line with the widening participation agenda that has accompanied neoliberal hegemonic domination of academic praxis.  That number has risen dramatically over the last two decades, from approximately 2,000 in 1994 to more than 20,000 inRead more

Keith Pond: Lecture delivery in the digital era

When I started lecturing 30 years ago my “training” suggested that the lecture was “the art of the effective explanation”. I liked that – even if, as an inexperienced academic, I really needed someone to effectively explain many of the concepts I was lecturing to me!! The media I used was the pre-handwritten “acetate”, positionedRead more

University Challenged: “Another Fine Mess”

Settling down to write a blog for the School, I stumbled across this letter to a Vice-Chancellor and thought I would share it with you instead. I have only tidied it up a bit and remembered the title quote from Laurel and Hardy! Dear Vice-Chancellor, I am being pressed by my parents and school toRead more