I was recently encouraged by one of my mentors to create a website to share some of my projects with the broader community. I used to curate a blog pretty religiously when I started my PhD, but after a few years I fell out of the habit of blogging, and then my server crashed in 2017 and the website was lost.
It has been quite some time since my old blog went offline – and truth be told, I was in no great rush to bring it back. Sometimes it’s better to wipe the slate and start again. A lot has changed since that old blog went down, my job has evolved significantly, and I’ve become a farther (among other things). So this has been a great opportunity to reflect, and revisit my reasoning for maintaining a blog.
If you don’t know me already, my name is Chris Headleand (hence the blog title) and I’m an associate professor at the University of Lincoln. I am a member of the School of Computer Science where I’m the director of Teaching and Learning. I did my PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at Bangor where I was a member of the medical graphics and visualisation group.
So, what can you expect from this blog? Posts about pedagogy, student engagement, learning communities, and virtual reality – certainly. But you can also probably expect some of my culinarily experiments, or random photos of my dog.