How to make online teaching videos engaging

Many of us working within the field of academia have transitioned to online teaching (either partially or completely). As I am an online academic, even when social distancing is no longer implemented, I am sharing some of my online teaching tips. If you want to read my general tips for online teaching click here. Making content videos engaging and insightful […]

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PhD Survival Guide: Use Operant Conditioning to get S%^t done

Being a psychology PhD student, I wanted to discuss one of my favourite psychology theoretical frameworks that I use to motivate myself. Operant Conditioning is a learning theory identified by Skinner (for more info click here) which in basic terms says that being rewarded encourages behaviour to continue (or increase) and receiving consequences encourages behaviour to stop (or decrease). It […]

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Day in the Life of an Early Career Academic

I have shared many ‘day in the life of’ posts previously, however this is my first as an Early Career Academic! 6.36am- A slightly earlier start than usual today. Up, showered and dressed! 7.21am- Waiting at the train station! I am still getting used to this whole ‘going into the office thing’ and ‘having to catch the train’ thing (although […]

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Tips for growing your blog

If you missed my previous post sharing my tips for starting a blog click here. As you may be aware the dr.ofwhat blog is now four years old. This website has over 520 blog followers on WordPress and close to 75,000 views. I wanted to share some of my tips for growing an audience for your blog. Publish frequently- To […]

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Some tips for online teaching

Like with many people’s jobs around the world, academia has had a large switch up this year with social distancing and lock down restrictions implemented across the world. This has meant that many of us have been adapting to life online for teaching. I have been fortunate enough to land a year contract as an online course facilitator (online lecturer) […]

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